2008 Top 100 Profiles 51-76

Sept. 18, 2008
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.

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
Phone: 507-354-8295; Fax: 507-359-8651; Web site:

Executives: Board Pres.: Wayne Bok; Gen. Mgr.: Mark Furth; Asst. Mgr.: Harlan Mammen; Controller: Ken Spoon; Marketing Dir.: Jim Walsh; Procurement Dir.: Donn DeVelder; Fluid Marketing Dir.: Neil Gulden

Brands: State, Cass Clay

Major Product Areas: Dairy

57. Foremost Farms USA
E10889A Penny Ln Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone: 608-355-8700, 800-362-9196; Fax: 608-356-3575
E-mail Address:
[email protected]; Web site: www.foremostfarms.com

Executives: Chmn.: Edward Brooks; Pres. & CEO: David Fuhrmann; CFO: Duaine T. Kamenick; VP, Fluid Division: Joseph Weis; VP, Ingredients Division, Jim Geyer; VP, Finance: Duane Kamenick; VP, Member, Employee, & Industry Relations: Jim Kasten; VP, Planning & Marketing Analyst: Curtis Kurth

Brands: 127 Cheese, 1950 Cheese, Foremost, Golden Guernsey Dairy, Morning Glory Dairy, Maui Juice 

Major Product Areas: Dairy products

58. Canada Bread Co.
10 Four Seasons Place
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada  M6B 6H7
Web site:

Executives: Chrmn: Michael McCain; Pres/CEO: Richard Lan

Parent Firm: 88% owned by Maple Leaf Foods

Major Product Areas: Fresh and frozen bakery products

59. (tie)
635 Elliott Ave. West, Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206-284-7220; Fax: 206-281-3456

Executives: Pres. & CEO: John E. Mueller; VP—Finance, CFO: Steven Boyd; VP, Consumer Products: Steve Harper; SVP: Richard Low; VP, Manufacturing: John Underwood 

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Dairy Export Co., Darigold Farms, Darigold Inc.

Brands: Darigold

Major Product Areas: Dairy

59. (tie)
Keystone Foods LLC
300 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428
Phone: 610-667-6700; Fax: 610-667-1460; Web site:

Executives: President/CEO: Jerry Dean; EVP & CFO: John Coggins; Sr. VP & Controller: Paul McGarvie; Sr. VP Business Development: Ken Brown; Sr. VP USA Poultry: Keith Lewis; VP USA Beef: Gregg Berens; VP USA Distribution: Ken Weirman; EVP Keystone APMEA: Richard Wong; VP Keystone Europe: Patrice Botton; VP Food Safety & QA: Dane Bernard; VP Corporate Engineering: Ed Delate; VP R&D: Chandler Horton; VP Global Risk Management: John Vantine; VP HR & Communications: Jerry Gotro

Parent Firm: Lindsay Goldberg, a private equity fund in New York.

Major Product Areas: Beef patties, processed poultry, fish & pork, mostly for McDonald’s restaurants worldwide

61. Sanderson Farms Inc.
225 N. 13th Ave., Laurel, MS 39411-0988
Phone: 601-649-4030; Fax: 601-426-1461

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: Joe F. Sanderson Jr.; Pres. & COO: Lampkin Butts; Treas. & CFO: D. Michael Cockrell

Brands: Sanderson Farms

Major Product Areas: Poultry, frozen foods

62. Michael Foods
301 Carlson Parkway, Suite 400., Minneapolis, MN 55305
Phone: 952-258-4000; Web site:

Executives: CEO & Chrmn: Gregg A. Ostrander; Pres, COO and CEO-Elect: David S. Johnson; VP & CFO: John D. Reedy; SVP-Finance: Mark W. Westphal; SVP-Supply Chain: James G. Mohr; Sec. & Treas.: Mark Witmer

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Papetti's Hygrade Egg Products Inc., Elizabeth, N.J.;  M.G. Waldbaum Co., Minneapolis; Crystal Farms Refrigerated Distribution Co., Minneapolis; Kohler Mix Specialties Inc., White Bear Lake, Minn.; Northern Star Co., Minneapolis

Brands: Papetti's, M.G. Waldbaum, Northern Star, Farm Fresh Foods, Crystal Farms, Better'n Eggs, Diners Choice, Simply Potatoes.

Major Product Areas: Dairy, eggs, miscellaneous

63. Wells’ Dairy Inc.
One Blue Bunny Drive (P.O. Box 1310) Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4000; Fax: 712-546-4440; Web site:

Executives: CEO: Michael C. Wells; COO: Doug J. Wells; SVP-Organizational Capability: Greg A. Wells;

Brands: Blue Bunny and Weight Watchers (licensed)

Major Product Areas: Ice Cream, frozen novelties, cultured products, milk

64. Glanbia Foods
236 Washington Blvd. South, Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-733-3226

Parent Firm: Glanbia PLC; Subsidiaries: Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., Southwest Cheese LLC

Major Product Areas: Cheese, lactose, whey protein concentrate nutritional ingredients

65. Cott Corp.
6525 Viscount Road
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4V 1H6
Phone: 905-672-1900; Web site:

Executives: CEO: Brent Willis; CFO: Juan Figuereo; N.A. Pres.: Richard Dobry; Chief People Officer: Abilio Gonzalez; VP-General Counsel & Secretary: Matthew Kane, Jr.; SVP-Controller & Assistant Secretary: Gregory Leiter; SVP-Chief Procurement Officer: William Reis

Brands: Cott, Clear Choice, Fruit Refreshers, Orient Emporium Tea Co., So Clear, Stars & Stripes, Vess, Vintage, Mr. Fizz, Top Pop, City Club, Red Rain, Red Rooster, Throwdown, Aftershock, private label & store brands

Major Product Areas: Soft drinks, energy drinks, sport drinks, water, tea, juices and smoothies

66. American Crystal Sugar Co.
101 N. Third St., Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: 218-236-4400; Fax: 218-236-4422; Web site:

Executives: Outgoing Pres. & CEO: James J. Horvath; Pres. & CEO: David A. Berg; VP-Finance & CFO: Thomas Astrup; VP-Administration: Brian Ingulsrud; COO: Joseph Talley; Secretary & General Counsel: Daniel Mott

Subsidiaries, Divisions: United Sugars, Sydney Sugars, Midwest Agriculture Commodities, Crystech LLC, ProGold LLC

Brands: American Crystal, Pillsbury, Pillsbury Best Sugar

Major Product Areas: Sugar/confectionery

67. American Foods Group LLC
2209 Jefferson St., Unit 301, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320-759-5900; Fax: 320-759-5910; Web site:

Executives: Co-Chmn. & Co-CEOs: Carl W. Kuehne & Thomas Rosen; COO: Greg Benedict; CFO: Robert Hovde

Parent Firm: Rosen’s Diversified Inc.

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Dakota Cold Storage Co., Weinstein International Seafood Co., Sheboygan Sausage Co., America's Service Lines, America's Beef Co. LLC, Green Bay Dressed Beef, Dakota Pork Industries

Brands: American Foods Group, Dakota Brand, Heartland, Long Prairie Packing, O’Brien’s, Sheboygan, Skylark

Major Product Areas: Beef processing, prepared meats, meat snacks

68. Pinnacle Foods Corp.
6 Executive Campus, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone: 856-969-7100; Fax: 856-969-7311; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn: C Dean Metropoulos; CEO: Jeffrey Ansell; CFO: Mike Dion
Parent Firm: Blackstone Group

Brands: Armour, Aunt Jemima, Celeste, Duncan Hines, Hungry-Man, Lenders, Log Cabin, Mrs. Butterworth’s, Mrs. Paul’s, Open Pit, Swanson, Van de Kamp’s, Vlasic

Major Product Areas: Misc. groceries

69. Seaboard Corp.
9000 W. 67 St., Shawnee Mission, KS 66201 
Phone: 913-676-8800; Fax: 913-676-8872
E-Mail Address:
[email protected]; Web site: www.seaboardcorp.com

Executives: Pres. & CEO: Steven J. Bresky; SVP, CFO: Robert L. Steer; VP- General Counsel & Secretary: David M. Becker; VP-Finance & Treasurer: Barry E. Gum; VP-Engineering: James L. Gutsch; VP-Governmental Affairs: Ralph L. Moss; VP-Taxation & Business Development: David S. Oswalt; VP-Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer: John A. Virgo; CEO-Pork: Rodney K. Brenneman; CEO-Sugar & Citrus: Richard A. Watt

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Pork Division; Commodity Trading & Milling Div.; Marine; Sugar & citrus; Power

Brands: Seaboard Farms, Prairie Fresh, A Taste Like No Other, Daily’s, Daily's Premium Meats Since 1893, High Plains Bioenergy, Prairie Fresh Prime, Seaboard Foods, Buffet Brand and Seaboard Farms, Inc.

Major Product Areas: Pork, sugar refining, citrus juice

70. McCormick & Co. Inc.
18 Loveton Circle, Sparks, MD 21152-6000
Phone: 410-771-7301; Fax: 410-527-8289; Web site:

Executives: Chairman: Robert Lawless; Pres/CEO: Alan D. Wilson; SVP-Finance & Treasurer: Paul C. Beard; SVP & Controller: Kenneth Kelly Jr.; Pres-Europe, Africa & Middle East: Lawrence E. Kurzius; Pres-U. S. Industrial Group: Charles T. Langmead; VP-Human Relations: Cecile K. Perich; SVP, General Counsel & Secretary: Robert W. Skelton; EVP & CFO: Gordon M. Stetz; Pres-North American Consumer Foods: Mark T. Timbie

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Consumer Products, Foodservice, Flavor divisions
Festin Foods Corp. (50%); Glentham International Ltd. (U.K.); Golden Dipt Co.; Grupo Pesa, S.A. (Mexico); Kancor Flavours and Extracts Limited (40%); Lukcor S.A. (50%); McCormick & Wild Inc. (50%); McCormick Canada Inc.; McCormick de Centro America S.A.; McCormick de Mexico S.A. de C.V. (50%); McCormick de Venezuela C.A.; McCormick Foods Australia Pty. Ltd.; McCormick Ingredients Southeast Asia Pte Ltd.; McCormick GmbH; McCormick-Lion Limited (49%); McCormick S.A. (France); McCormick U.K. plc; Mojave Foods Corp.; Sesaco Corp. (22.5%); Setco, Inc.; Shanghai McCormick Seasoning & Foodstuffs Co. Ltd. (35%); Stange (Japan) K.K. (50%); Tubed Products Inc.; Tuko Oy (Finland).

Brands: McCormick, Zatarain’s, Simply Asia, Thai Kitchen, Club House, Golden Dipt, Mojave, Old Bay, Produce Partners

Major Product Areas: Spices/Herbs, seasonings, extracts, sauces & marinades, specialty foods

71. Prairie Farms Dairy Inc.  
1100 N. Broadway St., Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-2547; Fax: 217-854-6426; Web site:

Executives: Chairman: Fred Kuenstler; CEO: Ed Mullins; COO: Gary Aggus; VP & CFO: Paul Benne; General Sales Manager Fluid Milk Division: Doug Carroll; Fleet Manager: Jay Naples; Quality Assurance, Ice Cream Division: Rob Lagerlof; VP-Engineering: Dave Lattan; VP, Marketing and Procurement: Gary Lee; VP, General Sales Manager, Ice Cream Division: Larry King

Subsidiaries: Several joint ventures

Brands: Prairie Farms, North Star, Pevely, Old Recipe

Major Product Areas: Milk, ice cream, novelties, cultured products

72. Seneca Foods Corp.
3736 S. Main St., Marion, NY 14505
Phone: 315-926-8100; Fax: 315-926-8300; Web site:

Executives: Chmn. & Dir.: Arthur S. Wolcott; Pres & CEO: Kraig H. Kayser; CFO and Treasurer: Roland E. Breunig; Controller & Secy: Jeffrey L. Van Riper; CIO: Carl A. Cichetti; Pres.-Vegetable Operations: Paul L. Palmby

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Marion Foods Inc., Seneca Foods International Ltd., Seneca Snack Co.
Brands: Seneca, Libby’s, Aunt Nellie’s Farm Kitchen, Stokely’s, Read, Festal, Diamond A, Signature Fruit Company

Major Product Areas: Canned vegetables, frozen vegetables, and fruits

73. J.R. Simplot Co.
999 Main St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-336-2110; Fax: 208-389-7515

Executives: Chrmn: Scott Simplot; Pres/CEO: Larry Hlobik; SVP & CFO: Annette Elg; Pres-North American Food Group: Kevin Storms

Subsidiaries, Divisions: North American Food Group, Australia, Agribusiness, Land & Livestock

Brands: Blue Ribbon, Classic, Conquest, Culinary Select, Infinity, Old Fashioned Way, Payette Farms, Pride, Recipe Quick/Dehydrofrozen, Roastworks, Savory, Select Recipe, Simplot, Skin-On, Skincredibles, Ultra Clear

Major Product Areas: Frozen potatoes, potato specialties, vegetables, fruit

74. (tie)
The Dannon Co. Inc.
100 Hillside Ave, Fl 3  White Plains, NY 10603-2862
Phone: 914-872-8400; Web site:

Executives: Pres. & CEO: Juan Carlos Dalto

Brands: Dannon, Activia, DanActive

Major Product Areas: Dairy

74. (tie)
McKee Foods Corp.
10260 McKee Road, Collegedale, TN 37315
Phone: 423-238-7111; Fax: 423-238-7101; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn.: Ellsworth McKee; Pres/CEO: Mike McKee

Subsidiary: Blue Planet Foods Inc.

Brands: Blinks, Heartland, Little Debbie, Sunbelt

Major Product Areas: Snack foods

74. (tie)
OSI Industries LLC
1225 Corporate Blvd., Aurora, IL 60504
Phone: 630-851-6600; Fax: 630-692-2340

Executives: Chrmn, Pres/CEO: Sheldon Lavin; EVP & CFO: William J. Weimer Jr.; SVP-Business Development and Commercialization: Lynn Mulherin

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Agrofrango Industrie e Comercio de Alimentos Ltda. (Brazil); Albert van Zoonen bv (Ntherlands); Amick Farms LLC (Batesburg, S.C.); Braslo Produtos de Carne Ltda. (Brazil);Carolina Culinary Foods (West Columbia, S.C.); Chengdu Husi Food Co. Ltd. (China); Dalian Husi Food Co. Ltd. (China); DB Limited Partnership (Chicago); Esca Hústermékelöállitö és Értékesitö Kft.(Hungary); Fair Oaks Farms LLC (Pleasant Prairie, Wis.); Finlar Foods (Pty.) Ltd. (South Africa); Foodworks (Germany); GenOSI Inc. (Philippines); Glenmark do Brasil Ltda. (Brazil); Guangzhou Husi Produce Co. Ltd. (China); Husi Food Co. Ltd. (China); K&K Foods Ltd. (Taiwan); Kitchen Range Foods Ltd. (United Kingdom); Kunming Husi Produce Co. Ltd. (China); Lang Fang Husi Produce Co. (China); Moy Park Ltd. (Northern Ireland); Mullins Food Products (South Africa); Nation Pizza Products LP (Schaumburg, Ill.); Oakland Foods LLC (Oakland, Iowa); OSI Food Co. (Chicago); OSI International Foods; Otto & Sons Stockyards (Chicago); Pannon Baromfi Gyoer Kft. (Hungary); Penasul Alimentos Ltda. (Brazil); Shanghai Husi Food Co. (China); The New Nation Pizza Co. (South Africa); Trosi de Carnes S.A. de C.V. (Mexico); Vista Processed Foods (India); Weifang Husi Food Co. (China)