2006 Top 100: Corporate Profiles 26-50

The top 100 food and beverage processing companies in the U.S. and Canada are profiled in this annual feature. Find company contact information, major brands, key executives and main product areas.

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To read the main article on the Top 100 processors and how our list was compiled, see "The Top 100: It’s been a tough year." Access processor profiles ranked 1-25 here. Access processor profiles 51-100 here.




26. Chiquita Brands International Inc.

250 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-784-8000; Fax: 513-784-8030; www.chiquita.com

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: Carl Lindner; Vice Chmn.: Keith Lindner; Pres., COO: Steven Warshaw; Pres. & COO, Chiquita Banana Group: Robert F. Kistinger; Pres., Diversified Foods Group: Anthony Battaglia; Pres. & COO, Chiquita Banana Group North American: Benjamin Paz; Pres. & COO, Chiquita Banana Group Europe: Peter A. Horekens; EVP, Fresh Sales & Marketing-North America: Fred B. Heptinstall

Brands: Chiquita Tropicals, Chiquita, Clover, Club Chef, Consul, Friday, Naked Foods, Naked Juice, Naked Sun Tea, Numar

Major Product Areas: Canned, frozen and preserved foods, beverages

27. Land O'Lakes Inc.

P.O. Box 64101, St. Paul, MN 55164
Phone: 612-481-2222; Fax: 612-481-2022; www.landolakes.com

Executives: Pres./CEO: Chris Policinski; SVP & CFO: Dan Knutson; EVP-Land O’Lakes Purina Feed: Fernando Palacios; EVP & COO-Dairy Foods Value-Added: Steve Dunphy; EVP & COO-Dairy Foods Industrial: Alan Pierson; VP-Seed: Dave Seehusen; VP-HR: Karen Grabow; VP & General Counsel: Peter Janzen; VP-Public Affairs: Jim Fife; VP-Strategy & Business Development: Barry Wolfish

Brands: Country Morning Blend, Land O'Lakes

Major Product Areas: Dairy

28. Weston Foods

255 Business Center Drive, Ste. 200, Horsham, PA 19044
Phone: 215-672-8010; Fax: 215-672-6988

Executives: President, Weston Foods Canada: Ralph A. Robinson; President, Weston Foods United States: Gary J. Prince; VP, Operations: Charles W. Loschmann; SVP, Finance: Bill Petersen
A division of George Weston Ltd.

Brands: Arnold, Country Harvest, D’Italiano, Entenmann's, Freihofer's, Neilson, Stroehmann, Thomas', Weston, Wonder

Major Product Areas: Bakery, dairy

29. Saputo Inc.

6869 Metropolitain Blvd. East, Saint-Leonard, Quebec, H1P 1X8
Phone: 514-328-6662; Fax: 514-328-3310; www.saputo.com

Executives: Chmn: Lino Saputo Sr.; Pres./CEO: Lino Saputo Jr.; EVP Finance & Admin.: Louis-Philippe Carriere; Pres./COO-USA Cheese Div.: Terry Brockman

Brands: Armstrong, Bari, Dragone, Frigo, Gardenia, Lorraine, Saputo, Stella, Treasure Cave

Major Product Areas: Dairy products (mostly cheese), bakery

30. Perdue Farms Inc.

31149 Old Ocean City Road, Salisbury, MD 21802
Phone: 410-543-3000; Fax: 410-543-3292; www.perdue.com

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: James Perdue; Pres. & COO: Robert Turley; CFO: Michael Cooper

Brands: Cafe Perdue, Cookin' Good, DeLuca, Fit'n Easy, Freshly Sliced Deli Pick-Ups, Golpak, Perdue Oven Stuffers, Perdue, Shenandoah, Tender Ready

Major Product Areas: Meat and poultry, fats/oils

31. Procter & Gamble Co.

One Procter & Gamble Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-983-1100; Fax: 513-983-9369; www.pg.com

Executives: Chmn.: John E. Pepper; Pres. & CEO: Alan Lafley; CTO: Gordon Brunner; CFO: Clayton C. Daley Jr.

Brands: Crisco, Folger's, Hawaiian Punch, Jif, Millstone, Olean, Punica, Pringles, Sunny Delight

Major Product Areas: Fats/oils, beverages, miscellaneous

32. Interstate Bakeries Corp.

12 E. Armour Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816-502-4000; Fax: 816-502-4126; www.irin.com/ibc

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: Charles A. Sullivan; Pres. & COO: Michael D. Kafoure; SVP, Purchasing: Brian Stevenson; SVP, CFO: Frank W. Coffey; VP, Treas.: Paul Yarick; SVP, Marketing: Mark D. Dirkes; VP, R&D: Theresa Cogswell

Subsidiaries/Divisions: Interstate Brands Corp., Interstate Brands West Corp.

Brands: Beefsteak, Bread du Jour, Butternut, Cotton's, Dolly Madison, Drake’s, Eddy's, Holsum, Home Pride, Hostess, J.J. Nissen, Marie Callender's, Merita, Millbrook, Mrs. Cubbison's, Roman Meal, Sun Maid, Sunbeam, Toscana, Wonder

Major Product Areas: Bakery products

33. Schreiber Foods Inc.

425 Pine St., Green Bay, WI 54301
Phone: 920-437-7601; Fax: 920-437-1617; www.sficorp.com

Executives: Chmn.: Robert G. Bush; Pres. & CEO: John C. Meng; CFO: Bryan Liddy

Major Product Areas: Dairy (cheese)

34. Del Monte Foods

One Market St., San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-247-3000; Fax: 415-247-3565; www.delmonte.com

Executives: Chmn., Pres., CEO: Richard Wolford; EVP, CFO: David Meyers; EVP-Sales: Timothy Cole; EVP-Del Monte Foods: Todd Lachman; EVP-Operations: Nils Lommerin; SVP & Chief Acct. Officer: Richard L. French; SVP, Treasurer: Jeff Berry; SVP-Operations & Supply Chain: Donald Binotto; SVP & General Counsel: James Potter

Brands: Apple Cup, College Inn, Contadina, Del Monte, Fruit Cup, Fruit Naturals, Fruit Pleasures, Fruit Rageous, Fruit Smoothie Blenders, Gravy Train, Kibbles ’n Bits, Meaty Bone, Meow Mix, Milk-Bone, 9 Lives, Orchard Select, Pounce, Pup-Peroni, S&W, Snack Cup, Snausages, Star Kist

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