2008 Top 100: Profiles 77-100

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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77. (tie)
Riceland Foods Inc.
2120 S. Park Ave., Stuttgart, AR 72160
Phone: 870-673-5500; Fax: 870-673-3366; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn: Thomas C. Hoskyn; Pres/CEO: K. Daniel Kennedy; CFO: Harry Loftis

Brands: Chefway, Riceland, Rice 'N Easy

Major Product Areas: Grain mill products, rice, oils



77. (tie)
TreeHouse Foods Inc.
2 Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 1070, Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 708-483-1300; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn/CEO: Sam Reed; Pres/COO: David F. Vermylen; SVP and CFO: Dennis Riordan; General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and SVP: Thomas E. O’Neill; SVP of Operations: Harry S. Walsh

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Bay Valley Foods (spun off from Dean Foods)

Brands: Mocha Mix, Rod’s, Second Nature; Nature’s Goodness, Bennett’s, Hoffman House, Roddenberry, mostly private label

Major Product Areas: Pickles, creamers, cheese sauces, soups, baby food



79. Sunkist Growers Inc.
14130 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423-2392
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7888, Van Nuys, CA 91409-7888)
Phone: 818-986-4800; Fax: 818-379-7405; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn: Nicholas L. Bozick; Vice Chrmn: Craig Armstrong; Vice Chrmn: Mark G. Gillette; Vice Chrmn: John M. Grether; Pres/CEO: Timothy J. Lindgren; SVP-Sales and Marketing: Russell L. Hanlin; SVP-Corporate Relations and Administration: Michael J. Wootton; VP &, CFO: Richard G. French; VP-Citrus Juice and Oil Business: Ted R. Leaman III; VP-Fresh Fruit Sales: John B. McGuigan; VP-Law and General Counsel: Thomas M. Moore; VP-Global Marketing & Licensing: Robert J. Verloop

Subsidiaries, Divisions: SunMac Hawaii Ltd., Hawaii; Sunkist Global, LLC, Sherman Oaks, California; Sunkist Pacific Ltd., Japan; Sunkist (Far East) Promotion Ltd., Hong Kong; Sunkist Taylor LLC, Sherman Oaks, California

Brands: Sunkist

Major Product Areas: Citrus, fresh-cut fruit



80. Imperial Sugar Co.
One Imperial Square, 8016 Highway 90-A, P.O. Box 9, Sugar Land, TX 77487-0009
Phone: 281-491-9181; Fax: 281-490-9879; Web site:

Executives: Vice Chairman: Robert A. Peiser; Pres/CEO: John C. Sheptor; SVP & CFO: H.P. Mechler; SVP-Human Resources:  T. Kay Hastings; SVP-Commodities: Patrick D. Henneberry; SVP, General Counsel: William F. Schwer; VP & CIO: George Muller; VP-Industrial Sales: Jack E. Walker; VP-Consumer Sales & Marketing: Greig P. DeBow, Jr.; VP & Treasurer: J. Eric Story; VP-Operations: Graham H. Graham; VP-Technology: Brian T. Harrison

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Diamond Crystal Brands, Savannah, Ga.; Savannah Foods & Industries Inc., Savannah, Ga.; Michigan Sugar Co., Saginaw, Mich.

Brands: Dixie Crystals, Imperial, Holly, Savannah Gold

Major Product Areas: Sugar/confectionery



81. Birds Eye Foods Inc.
90 Linden Oaks, Rochester, NY 14625
Phone: 585-383-1850; Fax: 585-383-1281; Web site:

Executives: Pres. & CEO: Dennis M. Mullen; EVP-Ops: Carl W. Caughran; EVP-Mktg. & Bus. Devel.: David E. Hogberg; CFO: Earl L. Powers; SVP-Retail Sales: Robert Montgomery  Subsidiaries/Divisions: California & Washington Co., Kennedy Endeavors Inc., Linden Oaks Corp., Pro-Fac, GLK Holdings, BEMSA Holdings, Tim's Cascade Chips

Brands: Bird’s Eye, Freshlike , Brooks, Comstock, McKenzie’s, McKenzie’s Gold King, Southern Farms, Southland, Nalley, Pixie, Snyder of Berlin, Thunder Crunch, Tim’s Cascade Style Potato Chips, Husman, La Restaurante, Erin’s Naturally Good, Flavor Destinations, Riviera, Mariner’s Cove, Bernstein’s, Bird's Eye Viola!, California & Washington, Birds Eye Fresh, Tropic Isle, Naturally Good, Thank You, California & Washington Organic.

Major Product Areas: Meat and poultry products, canned, frozen and preserved foods, snack foods, miscellaneous



82. The Hain Celestial Group Inc.
58 S. Service Rd., Melville, NY 11747
Phone: 631-730-2200; Fax: 631-730-2550; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn, Pres/CEO: Irwin D. Simon; EVP & CFO: Ira J. Lamel; EVP: John Carroll; EVP: Francis W. Daily; EVP: Steven List

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