2008 Top 100 Profiles 26-50

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.

26. Procter & Gamble Co.
One Procter & Gamble Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-983-1100; Fax: 513-983-9369; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn/CEO: A.G. Lafley; Global Human Resources Officer: Richard L. Antoine; Chief Technology Officer: G. Gilbert Cloyd; CFO: Clayton C. Daley Jr.; Chief Legal Officer & Secretary: James J. Johnson; Global Customer Business Development Officer: Mariano Martin; Global External Relations: Charlotte R. Otto; Global Marketing Officer: James R. Stengel; VP & Treasurer: John P. Goodwin; VP & Comptroller: Valarie L. Sheppard; President Global Strategy: Marc S. Pritchard; SVP-Corporate Research &

Development: Nabil Y. Sakkab

Brands: Folgers, Home Cafe, Millstone, Pringles, IAMS

Major Product Areas: Coffee, snack foods, pet care

27. H.J. Heinz Co.
One PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-456-5700; Fax: 412-456-6128; Web site:

Executives: Chmn., & Pres/CEO: William Johnson; EVP & General Counsel: Theodore Bobby; SVP-Finance and Corporate Controller: Edward McMenamin; SVP-Heinz Pacific, Rest of World: Michael Milone; EVP & Pres/CEO-Heinz North America: David Moran; EVP- & Pres/CEO-Heinz Europe: C. Scott O’Hara; SVP, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate and Government Affairs: D. Edward Smyth; SVP-Heinz Asia: Chris Warmoth; EVP & CFO: Arthur Winkleblack

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Heinz Canada, North York, Ontario; Heinz Central Eastern Europe, Budapest, Hungary; Heinz Europe, London, England; Heinz Frozen Food Co., Pittsburgh; Heinz Pacific Rim, Auckland, New Zealand; Heinz Southern Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa; Star-Kist Foods, Newport, Ky., Renee’s Gourmet Foods, Canada.

Brands: Bella Rossa, Boston Market, Chef Francisco, Classico, Catelli, Dianne’s, Delimex, Earth's Best, Farley's, Guloso, Heinz, Ken-L-Ration, Olivine, Ore-Ida, Orlando, Plasmon, Quality Chef Foods, Smart Ones, Starkist, T.G.I. Friday’s, Truesoups, Wattie's, Weight Watchers, Wyler’s, Vlassic

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

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

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. Land O'Lakes Inc.
P.O. Box 64101, St. Paul, MN 55164
Phone: 612-481-2222; 800-328-9680; Fax: 612-481-2022;
Web site: 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

30. Saputo Inc.
6869 Metropolitain Blvd. East, Saint-Leonard, Quebec, H1P 1X8
Phone: 514-328-6662; Fax: 514-328-3310; Web site:

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, Dragone, Frigo, Frigo Cheesheads, Gardenia, Lorraine, Saputo, Stella, Treasure Cave

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

31. Del Monte Foods
One Market St., San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-247-3382; Fax: 415-247-3565; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn & CEO: Richard G. Wolford; EVP & CFO: David L. Meyers; EVP: Timothy C. Cole; COO: Nils Lommerin; SVP-Supply Chain Operations: David W. Allen; SVP & Chief Accounting Officer: Richard L. French; SVP, General Counsel & Secretary: Apurva S. Mody; SVP-Marketing Innovation: Barry A. Shepard; SVP-Pet Products: Jeffrey M. Watters; VP & Treasurer: Jeff M. Berry

Brands: Del Monte, StarKist, S&W, Contadina, College Inn, Kibbles & Bits, MilkBone, Pup-Peroni, Meaty Bone, Snausages, Nature's Recipe, Gravy Train, Canine Carry Outs, Jerky Treats, 9 Lives, Meow Mix, Pounce, SunFresh, Fruit Naturals, Orchard Select

Major Product Areas: Pet nutrition, fruits, vegetables

32. Molson Coors Co.
1225 17th St., Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-279-6565; Fax: 303-277-5415; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn: Eric H. Molson; CEO: W. Leo Kiely; Pres& CEO-Molson Canada: Kevin Boyce; Global Chief People Officer: Ralph Hargrow; Global Chief Synergies Officer: Cathy Noonan; Pres./CEO Coors Brewing Co.: Frits van Paasschen; Global Chief Commercial Officer: Dave Perkins; Pres/CEO Coors Brewers Ltd.: Peter Swinburn; Global Chief Supply Chain Officer: Gregory L. Wade; Global Chief Legal Officer: Samuel Walker; Global CFO: Timothy Wolf

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Molson Canada, Coors Brewers Ltd., MillerCoors

Brands: Coors, Blue Moon, George Killian’s Irish Red, Keystone, Zima, Winterfest

33. Perdue Farms Inc.
31149 Old Ocean City Road, Salisbury, MD 21802
Phone: 410-543-3000; Fax: 410-543-3292; Web site:

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: James Perdue; Pres. Food Products: J. Michael Roberts; CFO: Eileen F. Burza

Brands:  Perdue, Perdue Oven Stuffers, Fit'n Easy, Short Cuts, Meat Time Starters, Tender N Tasty, Cookin' Good, Sandwich Starters, Shenandoah, Tender Ready

Major Product Areas: Meat and poultry, fats/oils

34. Schreiber Foods Inc.
425 Pine St., Green Bay, WI 54301
Phone: 920-437-7601; Fax: 920-437-1617; Web site:

Executives: Chmn.: Larry Ferguson; Pres. & CEO: David Pozniak; CFO: Bryan Liddy; Treasurer Robert Pruess.

Major Product Areas: Dairy (cheese)

35. Brown-Forman Corp.
850 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40201
Phone: 502-585-1100; Fax: 502-774-7876; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn: Owsley Brown II; CEO: Paul C. Varga; Vice Chrmn: Michael B. Crutcher, Vice Chrmn Strategy and HR: James S. Welch Jr; CFO: Donald Berg; SVP: Lois Mateus; SVP: William A. Blodgett Jr.; SVP: Philip A. Lichtenfels; VP: Donald T. Grimes; VP: Paul E. Gross

Brands: Jack Daniel's, Southern Comfort, Gentleman Jack, Finladia, Fetzer, Canadian Mist, Korbel, Bolla, Early Times, Pepe Lopez, Old Forester, Five Rivers, Fontana Candida, Jekel, Bel Arbor, Michel Picard, Sonoma-Cutter, Tuaca, Woodford Reserve, Appleton, Bonterra, Amarula, Don Eduardo, Mariah, Virgin Vines, Durbanville Hills, Gala Rouge, Sundial, Chambord liqueur, Casa Herradura

Major Product Areas: Alcoholic spirits

36. Interstate Bakeries Corp.
12 E. Armour Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816-502-4000; Fax: 816-502-4126; Web site:

Executives: Craig D. Jung, Chief Executive Officer, Michael D. Kafoure, President Route Sales, David A. Loeser Consultant, Acting Executive Vice President – Human Resources, Kent B. Magill
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Jane S. Miller
Consultant, Acting Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, Richard C. Seban
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Gary K. Wandschneider,Consultant, Acting Executive Vice President – Operations, J. Randall Vance, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Melvin H. Ghearing, Vice President, Bakery Outlet Business Unit, Laura D. Robb, Vice President and Corporate Controller

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

37. Fortune Brands Inc.
520 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield, IL 60015-5611
Phone: 847-484-4400; Fax: 847-478-0073; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn & CEO: Norman H. Wesley; Pres & COO: Bruce A. Carbonari; SVP & CFO: Craig P. Omtvedt; SVP-Finance and Treasurer: Mark Hausberg; SVP-Strategy & Corporate Development,: Christopher J. Klein; SVP, General Counsel and Secretary: Mark A. Roche; VP-Investor Relations: Anthony J. Diaz

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Spirits & Wine, Home & Hardware, Golf

Brands: Jim Beam, Jim Beam Black, Maker's Mark, Old Grand-Dad, Old Crow, Old Overholt, Distillers' Masterpiece, Booker's, Baker's, Knob Creek, Basil Hayden's, Canadian Club, Teacher's, Whisky DYC, Windsor, Lord Calvert, Tangle Ridge, Alberta Springs, Kessler, Calvert Extra, Jim Beam Rye, Furst Bismarck, Laphroaig, The Dalmore, Ardmore, Sauza, El Tesoro de Don Felipe, Courvoisier, Salignac, VOX, Wolfschmidt, Kamchatka, Gilbey's, Ronrico, Larios, Gilbey's, Calvert, Fundador, Terry Centenario, Jacobi 1880, Tres Cepas, DeKuyper, Starbucks Coffee Liqueur, Starbucks™ Cream Liqueur, Kamora, Kuemmerling, After Shock, Leroux, Castellana, Sourz, Clos du Bois, Geyser Peak, William Hill Estate, Buena Vista Carneros, Wild Horse, Gary Farrell, Atlas Peak, Haywood Estate, J. Garcia, Jakes Fault, Cockburn's

Major Product Areas: Alcoholic spirits

38. Ag Processing Inc.
12700 West Dodge Rd., Omaha, NE  68154
Phone: 800-247-1345; Fax: 402-496-7809; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn: Brad Davis; CEO: Marty Reagan; SVP Marketing: Gregory Twist; SVP Govt. Relations: John Campbell; VP Nutrition: Wayne Stockland; SVP Refined Vegetable Oils: David Tegeder; Group VP Processing: Calvin Meyer; SVP Transportation: Terry Voss; VP Industrial Products: Dave McCormick

Subsidiaries, Divisions: AGP Grain Marketing LLC, AGP Grain Ltd., Consolidated Nutrition, Protinal/Proagra

Major Product Areas: Grain products, soybeans, vegetable oils, poultry

39. J. M. Smucker Co.
One Strawberry Lane, Orrville, OH 44667-0280
Phone: 330-682-3000; Fax: 330-684-3370; Web site:

Executives: Chmn. & Co-CEO: Timothy Smucker; Pres. & Co-CEO: Richard Smucker; VP, CFO & Treas.: Mark Belgya; VP-Logistics & Operations Support: Dennis Armstrong; SVP-Consumer Market: Vincent Byrd; VP & Controller: John Denman; VP-Corporate Development: Barry Dunaway; VP-Human Resources: Robert Ellis; VP-General Counsel and Secretary: M. Ann Harlan; VP-Sales, Grocery Market: Donald Hurrle, Sr.; VP-Customer Development: John Mayer; VP-Alternate Channels: Kenneth Miller; VP-Logistics & Fruit Processing: John Milliken; VP & GM-Consumer Oils & Baking: Steven Oakland; VP-Information Services and Chief Information Officer: Andrew Platt; VP-Marketing Services: Christopher Resweber; VP & Gen Mgr-Smucker Quality Beverages, Inc.: Julia Sabin; VP-International: Mark Smucker; VP-Operations: Richard Troyak; VP-Foodservice and Beverage Markets: Paul Wagstaff; VP-Quality Assurance: Albert Yeagley; Securities & Acquisition Counsel & Assistant Secretary: Jeannette Knudsen; Assistant Treasurer: Debra Marthey; Gen Mgr-Foodservice: Larry Herman; Gen Mgr-International Market: Gary Jeffcott; Managing Dir-Canada: David Lemmon

Subsidiaries, Divisions: U.S. Retail Segment, Special Markets Segment

Brands: After the Fall, Crisco, Dickinson's, Hungry Jack, IXL, Jif, Laura Scudder, Lost Acres, Martha White, Pet, Pillsbury, Red River, Robin Hood, R.W. Knudsen Family, Santa Cruz, Shirriff, Simply Fruit, Smucker's, Smucker’s Organic

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

40. Rich Products Corp.
1150 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone: 716-878-8000; Fax: 716-878-8765; Web site:

Executives: Chmn/CEO: Robert E. Rich Jr.; COO: William G. Gisel Jr.; CFO: Christopher Dunstan; EVP-Innovation: Mindy Rich; Chairman: Robert E. Rich Jr.; Vice Chairman: Mindy Rich; Pres/CEO: William Gisel Jr.; EVP & CFO: James R. Deuschle

Brands: Allen, Bettercreme, Casa di Bertacchi, Della Suprema, Farm Rich, Jon Donaire, Mother’s Kitchen, Rich’s, SeaPak

Major Product Areas: Toppings & icings, Desserts, Breads & rolls, Pizza products, Premium blended beverages

41. Agropur Cooperative
101 Roland-Therrien Blvd., Suite 600, Longueuil, Quebec, J4H 4B9
Phone: 450-646-1010

Executives: CEO: Pierre Claprood; CFO: Benolt Gagnon; Pres., fine cheese division: Serge Paquette; Pres., cheese and functional products division: Louis Lefebvre

Subsidiaries: Cheese and Functional Products Div., Fine Cheese Div., Natrel Div., Ultima Foods Inc. (joint venture)

Brands: Oka, Vaudreuil, Ultra'milk, Sealtest, Natrel Ultra'Milk, Natrel Nutrition 24, Yoplait (sold under a distribution agreement)

Major Product Areas: Cheeses, butter, milk, specialty milk, yogurt

42. Leprino Foods Co. 
1830 W. 38th St., Denver, CO 80211
Phone: 303-480-2600; Fax: 303-480-2605

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: James Leprino; Pres.:Larry Jensen; VP, Finance: Ron Klump; VP, Personnel: Dave Swan;

Brands: Leprino

Major Product Areas: Dairy (cheese)

43. HP Hood LLC
Six Kimball Lane Lynnfield, MA  01940
Phone: 617-887-3000; 800-343-6592; Web site:

Executives: Chmn, Pres., CEO: John Kaneb; CFO: Gary Kaneb; SVP-Operations: H. Scott Blake; SVP-R&D, Engineering and Procurement: Mike Suever; SVP-General Counsel: Paul Nightingale; EVP-Sales: James Walsh; VP: Jeffrey Kaneb; VP/Controller: James A. Marcinelli; VP/Treasurer: Theresa Bresten; VP-Quality Systems and Regulatory Affairs: Margaret Poole; VP-Operations Services: Francis Torgerson; VP-Human Resources: Bruce Bacon; VP-Marketing: Barry Boehme; VP-Public Relations and Government Affairs: Lynne Bohan

Subsidiaries: Crowley Foods, Kemps LLC

Brands: Axelrod, Crowley, Heluva Good Cheese, Hood, Kemps, Maggio, Penn Maid, Rosenberger’s, Simply Smart, Yo-J

Major Product Areas: Dairy products, ice cream, drinks

44. Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.
P.O. Box 618, St. Louis, MO 63188-0618
Phone: 314-877-7000; Fax: 314-877-7666; Web site:

Executives: Co-CEO & Pres/CEO of Bremner Food Group Inc. and Nutcracker Brands Inc.: Kevin J. Hunt; Co-CEO & Pres/CEO of The Carriage House Cos. Inc. and Pres/CEO of Ralston Foods: David P. Skarie; VP & Controller: Thomas G. Granneman; VP, General Counsel and Secretary: Charles G. Huber, Jr.; VP & Pres. of The Carriage House Cos.: Richard R. Koulouris; VP & Treasurer: Scott Monette; VP & Pres.-Frozen Bakery Products: Richard G. Scalise; VP & Pres. of Bremner Food Group and Nutcracker Brands: Ronald D. Wilkinson

Brands: Bremner, Carriage House, Cascade, Farina, Flavor House, Jero, Krusteaz, Lofthouse, Major Peters, Medallion, Nutcracker, Parco, Ralston, Rippin’ Good, RyKrisp, 3 Minute Brand

Major Product Areas: Canned, frozen and preserved foods, bakery, grain mill products

45. Flowers Food Inc.
1919 Flowers Circle, Thomasville, GA
Phone: 229-226-9110; Fax: 229-225-3816; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn & CEO: George E. Deese; SVP and CFO: R. Steve Kinsey; SVP, Secretary and General Counsel: Stephen R. Avera; SVP Supply Chain: Michael A. Beaty; Pres/COO Bakeries Group: Gene D. Lord; President and COO: Allen L. Shiver; SVP Corporate Relations: Marta Jones Turner
Subsidiaries/Divisions: Flowers Bakeries, Flowers Specialty

Brands: Nature's Own, Whitewheat, Cobblestone Mill, ButterKrust, Evangeline Maid, Dandee, Mary Jane, Captain John Derst, European Bakers, Mrs. Freshley's, Blue Bird, Mi Casa, Sunbeam, Bunny

Major Product Areas: Bakery

46. Constellation Brands Inc.
370 Woodcliff Drive, Suite 300, Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: 585-218-3600; Fax: 585-394-6017; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn.: Richard Sands; Pres & CEO: Robert Sands; Exec. VP & Chief Administrative Officer: W. Keith Wilson; CEO-Constellation Beers and Spirits & Pres & CEO-Barton Inc.: Alexander Berk; CEO-Constellation Wines NA: Jose Fernandez; EVP-Business Dev. & Corp. Strategy: F. Paul Hetterich; CEO-Constellation International: Jon Moramarco; EVP, General Counsel: Thomas Mullin; EVP & CFO: Robert Ryder

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Barton Inc., Canandaigua Wine Co. Inc., Franciscan Estates

Brands: Almaden, Arbor Mist, Barton, Canadian LTD, Chi-Chi's, Cook's, Corona, Double Diamond, Fleischmann's, Inglenook, J. Roget, Kentucky Tavern, Manischewitz, Montezuma, Mr. Boston, Mystic Cliffs, Paul Masson, Peroni, Point, Skol, St. Pauli Girl, Taylor, Ten High, Tsingtao, 99 Schnapps, Effen Vodka, 1792 Ridgemont Reserve,

Major Product Areas: Beverages

47. Dairy Farmers of America
Northpointe Tower, 10220 N. Executive Hills Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: 816-801-6455; Fax: 816-801-6456; Web site:

Executives: Chmn.: James P. (Tom) Camerlo Jr.; Pres. & CEO: Rick Smith; SVP-Accounting: Joel Clark; SVP-Legal Counsel: David Geisler; Pres.-Dairy Food Products: Mark Korsmeyer; SVP-Finance: David Meyer; SVP-Marketing & Economic Analysis: John Wilson; VP & COO-Southeast: Jim Hahn; SVP & COO-Southwest: David Jones; VP & COO-Central: Randy McGinnis; VP & COO-Western: David Parrish; COO-Mideast: Glenn Wallace; COO-Northeast: Greg Wickham; VP & COO-Mountain Area: Greg Yando

Brands: Borden Cheese, Keller's Butter, Golden Cheese, Mid-America Farms, Jacobo, Enricco, CalPro, Sport Shake, VitalCal

Major Product Areas: Dairy

48. McCain Foods Ltd.
107 Main Street
Florenceville, N.B., Canada
Phone: 506-392-5541; Web site:

Executives: Chrmn: Allison McCain; CEO: Dale Morrison; VP-Human Resources: Janice Wismer; CFO: David Sanchez

Subsidiaires, Divisions: Day & Ross Transportation Group

Brands: Brew City, Ellios, McCain

Major Product Areas: Appetizers, frozen pizza, frozen potatoes, frozen vegetables, juice

49. Parmalat Canada Ltd.
405 The West Mall, 10th Fl.
Toronto, Ontario M9C 5J1, Canada
Phone: 416-626-1973; Web Site:

Executives: Chairman: Carlo Prevedini; Pres./CEO: Alnashir (Nash) Lakha

Brands: Astro, Beatrice, Black Diamond, Lactantia, Parmalat

Major Product Areas: Dairy

50. California Dairies
2000 N. Plaza Dr. Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: 559-625-2200; Web site:

Executives: Chairman: George Borba; Pres./CEO: Richard Cotta

Products: Milk, milk powder

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