2006 Top 100: Corporate Profiles 26-50

Aug. 31, 2006
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.

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

Major Product Areas: Fruits, vegetables, pet foods

35. Constellation Brands Inc.

370 Woodcliff Drive, Suite 300, Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: 585-218-3600; Fax: 585-394-6017; www.cbrands.com

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: Richard Sands; Pres./COO: Robert Sands; EVP-Business Dev. & Corp. Strategy: F. Paul Hetterich; EVP, General Counsel: Thomas Mullin; EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer: W. Keith Wilson; EVP, CFO: Thomas Summer; CEO-Constellation Beers & Spirits: Alexander Berk

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, Mystic Cliffs, Paul Masson, Peroni, Point, Skol, St. Pauli Girl, Taylor, Tsingtao

Major Product Areas: Beverages

36. Dairy Farmers of America

Northpointe Tower, 10220 N. Executive Hills Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: 816-801-6455; Fax: 816-801-6456; www.dfamilk.com

Executives: Chmn.: Herman Brubaker; 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

37. Rich Products Corp.

1150 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone: 716-878-8000; Fax: 716-878-8765; www.richs.com

Executives: Chmn/CEO: Robert E. Rich Jr.; COO: William G. Gisel Jr.; CFO: Christopher Dunstan; EVP-Innovation: Mindy Rich

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

38. Ag Processing Inc.

12700 West Dodge Road, Omaha, NE  68154
Phone: 800-247-1345, 402-496-7809; www.agp.com

Executives: Chrmn: Brad Davis; CEO & GM: Marty Reagan

Subsidiaries: Protinal/Proagro (Venezuela)

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

39. Gold Kist Inc.

244 Perimeter Center Pkwy. NE, Atlanta, GA 30346
Phone: 770-393-5000; Fax: 770-393-5262; www.goldkist.com

Executives: Chmn.: Douglas Reeves.; Pres. & CEO: John Bekkers; SVP-Planning & Admin.: Michael Stimpert; CFO: Steven O. West; VP-Operations: Donald W. Mabe; VP-Sales & Marketing: William Anderson; VP-Purchasing: Marshall Smitherman

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Golden Peanut Co., Young Pecan Co.

Brands: Gold Kist Farms, Big Value, Early Bird, McEver’s, Medallion

Major Product Areas: Poultry

40. HP Hood LLC

Address: 90 Everett Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150-2301
Phone: 617-887-3000 or 800-343-6592; www.hphood.com

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

41. Golden State Foods

18301 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 1100, Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-252-2000; Fax: 949-252-2080; www.goldenstatefoods.com

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: Mark Wetterau; SEVP: Mark Listi; EVP and CFO: Mike Waitukaitis; Pres-Distribution Group: Bob Jorge

Subsidiaries/Divisions: Liquid products, Meat products, Produce, Bakery

Products: Foodservice supplier (esp. McDonald’s)

42. Brown-Forman Corp.

850 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40201-1080
Phone: 502-585-1100; Fax: 502-774-7876; www.brown-forMgr.com

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: Owsley Brown II; Vice Chmn., Pres. & CEO, Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide: William M. Street; VC: Owsley B. Frazier; EVP & CFO: Steven B. Ratoff; EVP, Brown Forman Beverages Worldwide: E. Peter Rutledge; SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Brown-Forman Beverages, Worldwide: Timothy D. Younkin; VP & Dir., R&D, Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide: John Bujake

Brands: Armstrong Ridge, Bel Arbor, Black Bush, Blue Grass, Bolla, Bonterra Vineyards, Brolio, Bushmills, Canadian Mist, Carmen Vineyards, Early Times, Fetzer Vineyards, Finlandia, Fontana Vineyards, Fontanafredda, Forester, Gentlemen Jack, Glenmorangie, Ice Breakers, Jack Daniel's, Jekel Vineyards, Korbel, Mendocino, Michel Picard, Noilly Prat, Oblio, Old Forester, Pepe Lopez, Southern Comfort, Tropical Freezes, Usher's, Woodford Reserve

Major Product Areas: Beverages

43. J. M. Smucker Co.

One Strawberry Lane, Orrville, OH 44667-0280
Phone: 330-682-3000; Fax: 330-684-3370; www.smucker.com

Executives: Chmn. & Co-CEO: Timothy Smucker; Pres. & Co-CEO: Richard Smucker; VP, CFO & Treas.: Mark Belgya; VP, Operations: Richard Troyak; SVP-Consumer Market: Vincent Byrd; VP & Controller: John Denman; VP-Sales, Grocery Market: Donald Hurrle Sr.; SVP-Special Markets: Fred Duncan Jr.; VP-Customer Development: John Mayer; VP-Logistics & Fruit Processing: John Milliken; VP & GM-Consumer Oils & Baking: Steven Oakland; VP-Intl. Market & Managing Dir.-Canada: Mark Smucker

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

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

44 (tie). The Schwan Food Co.

115 W. College Drive, Marshall, MN 56258
Phone: 800-533-5290, 507-532-3274; www.theschwanfoodcompany.com

Executives: Chmn: Alfred Schwan; V-Chmn, Pres./CEO: M. Lenny Pippin; SEVP & COO: John Beadle; SEVP & CFO: Tracy Burr;  SEVP & Pres.-Venture Group: David Bunnell; SVP-Human Resources: Bernadette Kruk; SVP & General Counsel: Brian Sattler; Pres.-Schwan's Global Food Service: Cal Brink; EVP & Pres.-Schwan's Development: Bill McCormack; Pres.-Schwan's Global Home Service: Larry Oberkfell; Pres.-Schwan's Global Supply Chain: Doug Olsem; SVP-Product & Market Strategy: Kristy Griffin; Pres.-Schwan’s Global Consumer Brands: Greg Flack  Subsidiaries/Divisions: Home Service Inc., Global Consumer Brands Inc., Global Food Service Inc., Global Supply Chain Inc.

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

Major Product Areas: Frozen foods

44 (tie). 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)

46. Agropur Cooperative

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

Executives: CEO: Pierre Claprood

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)

Products: Cheeses, butter, milk, specialty milk, yogurt

47. Flowers Foods Inc.

1919 Flowers Circle, Thomasville, GA 31757
Phone: 229-226-9110; Fax: 229-225-3816; www.flowersindustries.com

Executives: Chmn. & CEO: Amos R. McMullian; President and COO: George E. Deese; SVP and CFO: Jimmy M. Woodward

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Flowers Bakeries Inc., Thomasville, Ga.; Mrs. Smith's Bakeries Inc., Suwanee, Ga.

Brands: BlueBird, Bunny, Butterkrust, Cobblestone Mill, Danish Kitchens, European Bakers, Evangeline Maid, Mary Jane, Mrs. Freshley's, Mrs. Smith's, Murray, Nature's Own, Oregon Farms, Oronoque Orchard, Our Special Touch, Pet-Ritz, Pour-A-Quiche, Sunshine, Vienna Fingers

Major Product Areas: Bakery

48 (tie). Parmalat Canada (Parmalat Dairy & Bakery Inc.)

5915 Airport Road, 10th Floor, Mississauga, Ontario, L4V 1T1
Phone: 800-563-1515; www.parmalat.ca

Executives: N/A

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

Major Product Areas: Dairy

48 (tie). Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Holdings

5929 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618
Phone: 510-652-8187; www.dreyers.com; www.edys.com

Executives: Chmn.: T. Gary Rogers; Pres. & CEO: William F. Cronk III; CFO: Timothy Kohn; VP, Operations: William Oldenburg; VP, Marketing: J. Tyler Johnston; VP, Sales: Tom Delaplane

Subsidiaries, Divisions: Dreyer's International, Edy's Grand, Grand Soft Capital, Portofino Co.

Brands: Dreamery, Dreyer's, Edy's, Portofino, Starbucks

Major Product Areas: Ice cream

50. Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.

P.O. Box 618, St. Louis, MO 63188-0618
Phone: 314-877-7000; Fax: 314-877-7666; www.ralcorp.com

Executives: Pres. & CEO: Joe R. Micheletto; V.P. & Controller: Thomas G. Granneman; V.P. & Pres., Nutcracker Brands, Inc.: Gregory Hintlian; V.P. & Pres., Bremner, Inc.: Kevin J. Hunt; V.P., General Counsel, & Secretary: Robert W. Lockwood; V.P. & Treasurer: Scott Monette; V.P. & Pres., Ralston Foods: David P. Skarie; V.P. & Pres., The Carriage House Companies, Inc.: James A. Nichols; V.P. & Director of Product Supply: Ronald D. Wilkinson

Brands: Bremner, Carriage House, Cascade, Farina, Nutcracker, Ralston, RyKrisp

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

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.

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