2008 Top 100 Profiles 51-76

The 2008 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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51. Colgate-Palmolive Co.
300 Park Ave., New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-310-2000; Fax: 212-310-3405; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn. & CEO: Reuben Mark; CFO: Stephen C. Patrick, SVP, General Counsel, Secretary: Andrew D. Hendry; Pres. & COO: Ian Cook; CEO, Hill's Pet Nutrition: Robert Wheeler

Brands: Hill's Prescription Diet, Hill’s Science Diet

Major Product Areas: Pet food



52. Great Lakes Cheese Co.
17825 Great Lakes Pkwy., Hiram, OH 44234
Phone: 440-834-2500; Fax: 440-834-1002

Executives: Chmn.: Hans Epprecht; Pres. & CEO: Gary Vanich; CFO: Russ Mullins

Brands: Great Lakes

Major Product Areas: Dairy



53. Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.
410 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-644-2121; Fax: 312-644-0097; Web site:

Executives: Executive Chrmn: William Wrigley Jr.; Pres, CEO & Director: William D. Perez; SVP & CFO: Reuben Gamoran; Group VP & Managing Director-North America: Mary Kay Haben; SVP, Worldwide Strategy and New Business: Peter R. Hempstead; SVP & Chief Innovation Officer: Surinder Kumar; SVP, Secretary and Gen. Counsel: Howard Malovany; SVP & Chief Admin. Officer: Dushan Petrovitch; VP, Managing Dir-East/South Europe: Igor Saveliev; VP & Chief marketing Officer: Martin Schlatter; VP & Managing Dir-Asia/Pacific: Michael Wong; VP-Worldwide Supply Chain: John Adams; VP, Managing Dir-Russia: Maxim Grishakov; VP-Corp Comm: Susan Henderson; VP-People, Learning & Development & CIO: Donagh Herlihy; VP-Scientific and Regulatory Affairs: Carol Knight; VP & Controller: Shaun Mara; VP-Worldwide Procurement and Chief Procurement Officer: Patrick Mitchell; VP-Nordic: Jon Orving; VP & Treasurer: Alan J. Schneider; VP-Chief Science and Technology Officer: Tawfik Sharkasi; VP & Managing Dir-China: Samson Suen

Brands: Boomer, Airwaves, Juicy Fruit, Life Savers, Solano, Orbit, Pim Pom, Doublemint, Sugus, Cool Air, Freedent, Altoids, Big Red, Excel,  Winterfresh, Hubba Bubba, Extra, Creme Savers, Spearmint, P.K.

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Amurol Confections Co., Yorkville, Ill.; Four-Ten Corp., Chicago; L.A. Dreyfus Co., Edison, N.J.; Northwestern Flavors Inc., West Chicago, Ill.; The Wrigley Company Pty., Sydney, Australia; Wrigley Austria Ges.m.b.H., Salzburg, Austria; UAB Wrigley Baltics, Vilnuis, Lithuania; Wrigley Bulgaria EOOD, Sofia, Bulgaria; Wrigley Canada, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada; Wrigley Confectionary (China) Ltd., Guangzhou, Guangdong, People’s Republic of China; Wrigley Confectionary (Shanghai) Ltd., Shanghai, People’s Repubulic of China; Wrigley Croatia d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia; Wrigley SAS, Paris France; Wrigely g.m.b.h, Munich, Germany; The Wrigely Compnay (H.K) Limited, Hong Kong; Wrigley s.r.o., Prague Czech Republic; The Wrigley Co. Ltd., Plymouth, England, U.K.;

Major Product Areas: Chewing gum, confectionary products



54. The Schwan Food Co.
115 W. College Drive, Marshall, MN 56258
Phone: 800-533-5290, 507-532-3274; Web site:

Executives: Chmn: Alfred Schwan; pres/CEO/COO: Gregory Flack; SVP-Finance & CFO: Bernadette Kruk; Pres-Schwan's Consumer Brands Europe: John Beadle; Pres-Schwan's Consumer Brands North America: Mark Dalrymple; SVP-Product and Market Strategy: Kristy Griffin; Pres-Schwan's Food Service: Mark Jansen; EVP- Admin. & Pres-Schwan's Development Corp.: William McCormack; Pres-Schwan's Home Service: Scott McNair; Pres-Schwan's Global Supply Chain: Douglas Olsem; EVP-Administration and General Counsel: Brian Sattler; SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer: Arnie Strebe

Brands: Asian Sensation, Edwards, Freschetta, Larry’s, Minh, Mrs. Smith’s, Red Baron, Schwan’s, Tony’s

Major Product Areas: Frozen foods



55. National Dairy Holdings LP
3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 1300, Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-526-2653; Web site:

Executives: Chairman, CEO: Brian Haugh

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Milk Products LP; Borden, Chattanooga Dairy, Coburg Dairy, Cream O'Weber, Dairy Fresh, Dairy Fresh of Louisiana, Dairymens, Flav O-Rich, H. Meyer, Sinton, U.C. Milk (dba Goldenrod Dairy), Velda Farms

Major Product Areas: Milk



56. Associated Milk Producers Inc.
315 N. Broadway, New Ulm, MN 56073

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