Ballreich Snack Food Company rejoins leading trade industry association

Board of directors also expands

Press release provided by Ballreich Snack Food Company

TIFFIN, OHIO – May 22, 2019 – Ballreich Snack Food Company, recently acquired by a Northwest Ohio-based investor group, today announced it has rejoined SNAC International – the leading international trade Industry association of the snack food industry.

Founded in 1937, SNAC International is the leading international trade association of the global snack industry, representing snack producers and suppliers, with more than 400 member companies worldwide. “SNAC” stands for snacking, nutrition, and convenience–three key elements research shows reflect the habits of today’s consumer.

In addition, Don Mount, former vice president of Contract Manufacturing at Marion, Ohio-based Wyandot Snacks, joins the company’s Board of Directors as its first independent director.

Mount is an accomplished snack industry executive. He has worked in or managed in nearly every key function at Wyandot including quality assurance, product development, tech services, production, plant management and operations. He currently serves as senior advisor to Wyandot’s President & CEO Rob Sarlls, and has contributed significantly to the Company’s rise as a leading contract manufacturer in the better-for-you segment of the snacks food industry.

Ballreich CEO & President Steve Dandurand praised Mount’s leadership and hands-on experience. “Don is a widely respected industry expert. His knowledgeable and independent voice will help strengthen our understanding of changing industry dynamics as well as contribute to enhanced manufacturing and financial performance.”

Dandurand reaffirmed the company’s intent to maintain its status as Northwest Ohio’s leading potato chip brand. “In addition to upgrading manufacturing capabilities and expertise, the Company intends to pursue additional business opportunities in the private label snack food space,” he said. “Don Mount’s guidance, a reenergized workforce team, and access to SNAC International’s global resources will help drive the brand’s resurgence and future success.”

Ballreich Snack Food Company expects to make additional board and leadership announcements in the weeks ahead.

About Ballreich Snack Food Company
Ballreich Snacks manufactures the most popular local brand of potato chips and related snacks in Northwest Ohio and parts of Indiana and Michigan. Based in Tiffin, Ohio, the Company employs 55 people. In April 2019 a group of local investors purchased the nearly 100 year-old company. They intend to keep the business in Tiffin, investing in operational and marketing improvements as well as developing new products. The potato chip brand has gained local and national fame. In 2006, Ballreich’s became official chip of the Toledo Mud Hens and in 2009 was named the official chip of the Toledo Walleye. The company has been featured on the big screen in the movie “Street Kings” as well as on the “Rachael Ray Show” and ABC’s “The View.” www.ballreich.com

About SNAC International
SNAC International is the leading international trade association of the global snack industry, representing snack producers and suppliers. “SNAC” stands for snacking, nutrition, and convenience–three key elements research shows reflect the habits of today’s consumer. Founded in 1937, SNAC has over 400 member companies worldwide. www.snacinternational.com

About Wyandot Snacks
Wyandot Snacks is the nation’s foremost contract manufacturer of healthier, plant-based snacks – one of the fastest growing segments of the food industry. We make innovative, premier-quality products ranging from baby snacks to the leading chickpea snack in the world. Wyandot supports the continued growth and commercial success of our partners, providing turnkey support to brands from conception and development all the way to the shelf or doorstep. Our success derives from strong manufacturing support and the expert guidance of six food scientists. Based in Marion, Ohio, privately owned Wyandot is within one day’s drive of 60% of America’s snack consumers. www.wyandotsnacks.com

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