For the second year, The National Provisioner recognizes companies that are leading the way in the deli meat sector.
Processor: Dietz & Watson, Philadelphia, Pa., for Applegate Farms, Bridgewater, N.J.
Key Personnel: Applegate Farms: Chris Ely, Co-Founder; Diane Kull, Vice President of R&D and Quality Assurance; John Gleichenhaus, New Product Manager
Dietz & Watson: Butch Dietz; Wes Mazur, Bob Seaver, Joe McMurtrie
Processor: John Morrell & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio
Key Personnel: John Pashea, vice president of deli sales; Erik Waterkotte, director of marketing
Processor: Oscar Mayer, Madison, Wis.
Key Personnel: Tim Cofer, Senior Vice President and General Manager; Chris Kwiat, Katie Kastman, Cory Painter - R&D Product; Jennifer Sarno - R&D Package; Tracy Hostetler, Chris Carlisle - Marketing; Sarah Becker, Linda Finger - Marketing Research; Pete Doll, Steve Steiert - Manufacturing
Processor: Deli Express, a division of the E.A. Sween Co., Eden Prairie, Minn.