About us

Around the globe – serving our customers, our people and the common good

Schreiber Foods strives to do good through food every day. Based in North America, we’re a customer-brand leader in cream cheese, natural cheese, process cheese, beverages and yogurt.

Our more than 10,000 employees and presence on five continents enable us to be an essential ingredient in our customers’ success.

With annual sales of more than $7 billion, we partner with the best retailers, restaurants, distributors and food manufacturers around the globe. We also recognize our responsibility to do good in the world and are driven to make a difference in everything we do.

We’ve come a long way since 1945. We’re proud of our history of integrity and remain committed to doing the right thing at all times.

Schreiber’s core

Our Vision

To do good through food.

Our Strategic Priorities

We’re devoted to helping everything around us grow. From our business to our customers to our partners’ careers and even their personal lives, we’re all in for growth. We fight for it and keep raising the bar as we work to realize our potential. We try new things and are committed to change, knowing that we own our future.

We recognize our responsibility to do good in the world and are driven to make a difference – for our partners, our business, our customers and our communities. We deliver impact by focusing on what we control – our daily work. If we’re working on the right things and executing every day, we make an impact. It’s that simple. Input → output → outcome → IMPACT!

Our Culture

We dream big, expect success, take action and aim to win every day, the right way, so we can make a meaningful impact on the lives of each other, our customers, our suppliers and people around the world.

Our intense focus on creating value makes us easy to do business with. We deliver on our promises with urgency and bring innovative, yet simple, solutions that make us an essential ingredient in our customers’ success.

We’re exceptional at the things that matter most – food safety and product quality; operational excellence; customer-brand leadership; developing our people; and making Schreiber an awesome place to work.

Our Values

We care deeply about all people and embrace diversity, equity and inclusion.

We build lasting relationships based on collaboration, commitment and trust.

We own our future and are each responsible for our actions and performance every day.  

We strive to be the best at what we do so we can deliver the impact we’re after.  

We take out complexity and are easy to do business with.

Our Responsibilities

We will invest in our partners by sharpening their skills, developing their talent, and supporting their healthy lifestyles and safe work environments.

We will do our best to use less energy and water, repurpose and recycle in order to minimize waste going into landfills and create energy from byproducts.

We will be a leader in food safety and quality – not just for our customers but for everyone who enjoys food. 

We will make a meaningful difference by doing good in the communities where our partners live, work and play.

Meet our executive leadership team

Ron Dunford

Ron Dunford was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Schreiber Foods in 2019. He is Schreiber’s eighth President and CEO. Ron spent more than 40 years in the dairy industry.

Ron joined Schreiber in 1996 at the Green Bay, Wisconsin, home office. He was named a Vice President in 2000, Senior Vice President in 2002, President & COO of Schreiber Chain Sales in 2003, President & COO Operations in 2006, and President Schreiber U.S. in 2014. Additionally, Ron was elected to the Schreiber Foods Board of Directors in 2003.

Ron serves as a Board Member for the Utah State University Center for Entrepreneurship, International Dairy Foods Association and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy where he serves as Food Safety Vice Chair. He also served a 2-year term as the Chairman of the National Cheese Institute. In the community, Ron is actively involved with nonprofits and in serving the needs of others.

He earned a B.S. in Geology from Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

He and his wife Dana have two married sons and have been blessed with five grandchildren. Ron enjoys spending time in the mountains, skiing, hiking and biking. He is also a life-long learner with a passion for helping others achieve their dreams.

Dave Coble

Dave Coble is Senior Vice President of Human Resource Systems and Strategy.

Dave earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Ohio University and his MBA in Labor Relations and Human Resource Management from Ohio State University. He also served in the Air National Guard.

He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. In the community, Dave is involved with CASA of Brown County, serving as a member of the corporate board and advisory council. Dave and his wife, Chris, live in the Green Bay area in Wisconsin. They have three children. Away from work, Dave enjoys biking, running, skiing (downhill and cross country), golfing, and reading military books and biographies.

Trevor Farrell

Trevor Farrell is Executive Vice President & President, U.S.

Trevor earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He received his master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh.

In the community, Trevor serves as Board Chair at the Salvation Army. He is also President of the East High School Booster Club and is actively involved in his church.

Trevor, a Green Bay native, and his wife, Brenda, have three children.

Sriraj Kantamneni

SriRaj Kantamneni joined Schreiber in 2022 as Executive Vice President, Chief Information & Digital Officer. In this role, Sri leads Schreiber’s digital strategy and innovation.

Sri earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois, and an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University in Ames.

Sri has more than 20 years of leadership in data and digital technologies; supply chain, including sourcing, logistics and transportation; and production experience. Sri enjoys playing racquetball, running and sampling new restaurants across the country. He is also an avid world traveler.

Karen Lancelle

Karen Lancelle is Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, U.S. She joined Schreiber in 2000.

Karen earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.

In the community, Karen is an active member on the Freedom House Ministries Board, the Marquette University Supply Chain Advisory Board and is also an advisory board member for the Schreiber Foods Institute for Women’s Leadership at UWGB.

Karen and her husband, Luke, live in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and have two daughters and a son. Away from work, Karen enjoys staying busy with her kids’ activities.

Terry Moeller

Terry Moeller is Executive Vice President and General Manager, Schreiber Europe. She joined Schreiber in 1999.

Terry earned a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, with majors in International Studies and Spanish and minors in French and Economics.

In the community, she has been a volunteer and board member for Junior Achievement in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and was formerly President of that board before relocating from the Green Bay area.

Terry and her husband, Jon, enjoy hiking and exploring the community, as well as traveling to visit their three grown children in Southern California and Madison, Wisconsin.

Tony Nowak

Tony Nowak is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, U.S.

Tony earned his bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Purdue University.

In the community, Tony is a member of the Community Leadership Council of Achieve Brown County and the Knights of Columbus council leadership team. He also is active in other church ministries.

Tony and his wife, Michelle, have three children. He enjoys coaching softball, as well as curling, downhill skiing, fly-fishing and camping.

Vinith Poduval

Vinith (Vinny) Poduval is Executive Vice President & President, India, Asia-Pacific and Emerging Products and Services. In this position, Vinny leads Schreiber’s efforts in innovation, R&D, shelf-stable beverages in the U.S., and plant-based products.

Vinny earned his bachelor’s degree in Dairy Technology from Gujarat Agricultural University in Anand, India, and his master’s degree in Dairy Science from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota.

In the food industry, Vinny is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Dairy Foods Association National Cheese Institute. In the community, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Hindu Temple of North East Wisconsin (HTNEW).

Vinny and his wife, Surya, have two children.

Chip Smoot

Chip Smoot is Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.

Chip earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin, his MBA from Marquette University in Milwaukee, and is a certified public accountant and certified management accountant.

In the community, Chip is actively involved on the board of directors with Downtown Green Bay Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brown County and Junior Achievement of Brown County. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons and a daughter. Away from work, he enjoys running, biking and skiing.

Jason Stephens

Jason Stephens is Executive Vice President & President, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. He joined Schreiber in 2006.

Jason earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing and MBA, both from Utah State University in Logan.

Jason and his wife, Carolyn, live with their three daughters and one son in Green Bay, Wisconsin. When not at work, Jason enjoys football, basketball, golf, fishing, hiking, camping, kayaking and mountain biking.

John Werner

John Werner is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources & Strategy Officer.

John earned his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He received his Supply Chain Professional certification in 2016.

In the community, John is a member of the Make-A-Wish Wisconsin Gourmet Wishes Leadership Committee.

John and his wife, Lori, have three children.

Chad Wiegand

Chad Wiegand is Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel. He serves as chief legal adviser and is responsible for representing the corporation on all legal matters, which includes providing legal interpretation and guidance to business leaders, defending the company against legal claims and representing the company in claims against others.

Chad earned a Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a Juris Doctorate from Creighton University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska.

Chad and his wife, Sara, live in Green Bay with their three children. Chad enjoys mountain biking, hunting and fly-fishing.

Meet our senior leadership team

Shari Antonissen

Senior Vice President Global Sales and Customer Experience

Raimund Böhler

Vice President Operations and Engineering, Europe

Garrett Branstner

Vice President Retail Sales, US

Erin Buntin

Vice President Foodservice Distributor Sales US

Jenene Calloway

Senior Vice President Talent Development & Chief Diversity Officer

Josh Chapman

Vice President Operations US

Ted Christiansen

Vice President Operations US

Cheryl Conley

Chief of Staff & Executive Administrator

Margarita Coronel

Vice President Tax

Michelle Dahlke

Vice President Financial Shared Services

Gustavo Deb

Vice President Operations Europe

Amanda Degreef

Vice President Corporate Controller

Jon Derouchey

Senior Vice President Operations and Formulations

Cory Dorn

Senior Vice President Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence

Laura Esteban

Senior Vice President Human Resources Europe & Asia

Severine Evezard

Vice President Supply Chain Europe

Kole Ewoldt

Vice President of Research & Development Europ

Amanda Fischer

Vice President Food Safety and Quality Systems Americas

Julio Galán

Vice President Sourcing Europe

Steve Geissler

Vice President Engineering

Dimitri Humbert

Senior Vice President & General Manager Foodservice Europe

Dana Jansen

Vice President Total Rewards

Michelle Johnson

Vice President Financial Planning & Analysis US

Jay Johnson

Vice President Operations US

Pat Kempen

Vice President Supply Chain Planning US

William Knight

Senior Vice President Corporate Development

Pat Koleske

Senior Vice President Emerging Business and Innovation

Kurt Koszarek

Senior Vice President & General Manager US UHT and Plant-Based Categories

Breanna Kwasny

Vice President Retail Sales

Carlos Lopez

Senior Vice President & General Manager Schreiber Latin America

Bill Micksch

Vice President Treasurer

Mary Miller

Vice President Product Strategies

Avelino Oliveira

Vice President & General Manager India

Jeff Pankow

Vice President Operations US

John Rasmussen

Vice President Contract Manufacturing US

Staci Richardson

Senior Vice President Enterprise Quality & Food Safety

Jason Salzwedel

Senior Vice President Mergers and Acquisitions

Israel Santiesteban-Barrientos

Senior Vice President Supply Chain Management US

Mathieu Schill

Vice President Sales Europe

Cristina Serrado

Vice President Food Safety and Quality Europe

Nate Shillington

Vice President Distribution and Logistics US

Catrina Smith

Vice President of Research & Development

Sara Stabelfeldt

Vice President Innovation

Alfiya Thomas

Vice President Export Sales

Bob Titus

Vice President Foodservice Chain Sales US

Blair Tritt

Vice President Corporate Ventures and Partnerships

Nicole Tritt

Vice President Human Resources Americas

Michael Vinson

Vice President Corporate Affairs

Travis Volmert

Vice President Financial Planning & Analysis EMEA Latin America & India

Mark Welle

Senior Vice President Contract Manufacturing and Ingredient Sales US

Renee Yahnke

Vice President Sourcing US

Cindy Zuege

Vice President Product Strategies

The Schreiber story: 16 ounces to the pound

Our company was founded in 1945 when L.D. Schreiber, a butter and egg businessman from Chicago, partnered with Merlin G. Bush and Daniel David Nusbaum to form the L.D. Schreiber Cheese Company in Green Bay, Wisconsin. From day one, the company followed the “16 ounces to the pound” philosophy. One pound of cheese would weigh just that – one pound. Not more. Not less. Back in 1945, that wasn’t always the case with other companies, but being honest and trustworthy was important to our founders.

They were right, and today we still use “16 ounces to the pound” as shorthand for two cornerstones of our character: unquestionable integrity and an ongoing commitment to quality. While we’ve grown in size and capabilities in the past seven decades, our values are the same, and we don’t intend to change.

Key dates in our history

1945

Company founded.

1962

L.D. Schreiber Cheese Co. incorporates with the purchase of company stock by 13 employees.

1967

The company begins production of individually wrapped singles.

1968

For the first time, the company offers employees other than the original 13 owners the opportunity to purchase company stock.

1973

Our in-house design center is created, offering design solutions for customer labels and packaging.

1980

L.D. Schreiber Cheese Co. becomes Schreiber Foods.

1985

Schreiber acquires additional individually-wrapped cheese-slice business.

1992

Schreiber enters Europe by forming a foodservice, process cheese joint venture with Rupp AG.

New plant opens in Léon, Mexico.

1993

Annual sales surpass $1 billion.

1996

Schreiber develops a licensing agreement with Dynamix Dairy Industries in Baramati, India.

1999

The Logan, Utah, plant sets a new industry safety record.

The company creates its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

2001

Annual sales surpass $2 billion.

Schreiber enters U.S. cream cheese market through acquisition.

2002

Schreiber greatly expands cream cheese capabilities with the acquisition of the largest customer-brand cream cheese maker in the U.S.

2005

Schreiber enters the U.S. yogurt market, further diversifying its dairy product selection.

The company begins to provide string cheese in the U.S.

Schreiber achieves its goal of strategically locating distribution centers within one day of all continental U.S. customers.

2008

Annual sales surpass $4 billion.

2011

Schreiber acquires additional customer-brand yogurt business in the U.S.

2013

Schreiber Dynamix begins milk operations in Southern India.

2014

Annual sales surpass $5 billion.

The company enters the European yogurt market by acquiring plants in Benešov, Czech Republic; Castelo Branco, Portugal; and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain in the Canary Islands.

2015

Schreiber adds to its European yogurt capabilities with the purchase of plants in Zvolen, Slovakia, and Noblejas and Talavera de la Reina, Spain, making Schreiber one of the world’s largest yogurt makers.

2016

Schreiber builds new plant in Léon, Mexico.

Schreiber acquires additional customer-brand process cheese business in the U.S.

Schreiber Dynamix begins new plant operations in Nothern India at Fazilka.

2017

Schreiber purchases a cheese plant in Cléry le Petit, France.

2019

Schreiber enters joint venture in South Africa.

2021

Schreiber acquires a shelf stable beverage plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2022

Annual sales exceed $6 billion.

2023

Schreiber begins plant operations in Stonehouse, United Kingdom.