About Us

Unleashing potential and fueling passions. You’ve heard those words before, but what do they mean to us? We believe that motivated people applying their strengths and ambitions are the driving force behind growth. People with great experience working with people that want to create change, that’s what Eagle Foods is all about.

Our Culture

Our Culture

We are a company that prides ourselves on cultivating people and businesses that flourish. We believe in empowerment and growth through an entrepreneurial spirit.

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Our History

Our History

We know consumer foods. Many of our brands have been category leaders for over 150 years. Eagle Foods was established in January, 2016 after being purchased from The J.M. Smucker Company by Kelso & Company. While our company is new, our brands are rich with heritage and tradition.

Our People

Our People

We are led and operated by a talented management team that is deep with decades of food company experience. Our people are dynamic, with an entrepreneurial spirit and builders of better, bolder brands.

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Paul Smucker
Wagstaff
Chief Executive Officer

Paul has 20 years of experience with J.M. Smucker Corporation, most recently President of U.S. Consumer Food Division, a $2.4 Billion dollar business that included the Jif, Smucker’s, Crisco, Pillsbury and Uncrustables brands. He served as a Director on the J.M. Smucker Company Board and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Cyprium Partners and American Nutrition Inc.

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Larry Herman
 
Chief Operating Officer

Larry has 27 years of CPG experience with J.M. Smucker Corporation before retiring as Vice President and General Manager of the Food Service Division in 2011. Prior to this he was General Manager of Uncrustables, with additional management experience in the Beverage Division. He was also Plant Manager and CFO of Smucker International facilities and was integral in standing up the J.M. Smucker Australia operations.

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Jeff Boyle
 
Chief Administrative Officer

Jeff has 27 years of investment banking and financial services company experience with a variety of firms. He has been involved in a wide variety of M&A and capital raising transactions during his career with both mid-size and boutique investment banks. He has worked as both an advisor and founder with a variety of companies that were engaging in carve outs or business stand ups. Prior to his investment banking career he worked for the U.S. Treasury Department and in the insurance industry as a financial analyst.

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Brian Douville
 
Chief Supply Chain Officer

As Chief Supply Chain Officer, Brian is responsible for the end to end supply chain for Eagle Foods, including Procurement, Operations, Customer Service, Warehousing, and Distribution. Prior to joining Eagle Foods, Brian spent 26 years with Cargill, most recently serving as Vice President of it’s U.S. Refined Oils business where he was responsible for all commercial activities. Brian has also held multiple leadership roles in General Management, Supply Chain, Operations, and Risk Management.

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Dan Gentile
 
Vice President
Finance
 

Dan has 18 years of Finance and Accounting experience in the CPG industry. Prior to joining Eagle Foods, he was a key member at the JM Smucker Company with brands such as Smucker’s, Eagle, Folgers and Uncrustables.  Before joining J.M. Smucker, Dan spent eleven years in various financial management roles at Procter and Gamble in their Consumer Foods and Industrial Business Units.  Dan served 13 years in the U.S. Navy.

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Will Areklett
 
Vice President
Financial Planning & Analysis
 

Prior to joining Eagle Foods, Will spent most of his professional career as an investment banker focused on the middle market. In addition to working at KeyBanc Capital Markets and FBR Group, he co-founded a broker-dealer and a hedge fund. He earned an MBA with distinction from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He also was elected to Phi Beta Kappa while earning a degree in Quantitative Economics from Stanford University.

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Rich Cavaliere
 
Vice President
Operations
 

As Vice President of Operations, Rich is responsible for Plant Operations, Safety, Quality, Production and R&D. Prior to joining Eagle Foods, Rich spent 15 years working with Cargill, most recently serving as World Wide Productivity Leader for Refined Oils. Rich has held Multisite Plant Leadership, Engineering, Process Optimization and Supply Chain positions around the world.

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Pat Meehan
 
Senior Vice President
Marketing-Foodservice and Alternate Channels

Pat has over 30 of experience in the CPG Industry. Prior joining Eagle, Pat spent 27 years with The J.M. Smucker Company serving in various Marketing positions with his most recent position as General Manager of Milk. Pat has worked on numerous channels including Retail Grocery, Foodservice, Alternative Channels and Direct Store Delivery.

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Corinne Kelly
 
Vice President
Marketing-Branded
 

Corinne is an entrepreneurially minded, classically trained marketer with a decade of experience. Prior to joining Eagle Foods, Corinne spent almost 10 years at Nestle, and worked on both large and small brands, including Nestle Toll House and Lean Cuisine. Corinne has experience in communications, innovation and has brought numerous products to market.

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Denise DeThomas
 
Vice President
Human Resources
 

Denise has more than 25 years of Human Resources Experience.  She is a results-oriented leader with an established record of partnering with leaders to improve organizational performance and results by aligning business and people strategies.  Prior to joining Eagle Family Foods Group, Denise spent the majority of her career in Fortune 500 manufacturing companies.  Denise has extensive experience in talent management and leadership development across a wide array of businesses and functions.  She has a demonstrated ability to lead organizations through periods of change, start-up and rapid growth. 

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Bill Bond
 
Vice President
Sales
 

Bill has over 30 years of CPG experience including 27 years of managing our canned milk business in various roles including sales leadership, trade marketing and general management. His background includes leading food companies; Borden Foods, J.M. Smucker Company and Eagle Family Foods. Bill is a results driver leader that partners effectively with the sales team and our cross functional leaders to build & grow our brand portfolios in the Grocery, Mass, Military & International businesses.

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Greg Stiff
 
Vice President
Sales-Food Service
 

Greg is responsible for sales in the Foodservice, Drug, C-store and E-commerce channels at Eagle Family Foods. Greg has 30 years CPG experience with The J.M. Smucker Company before retiring in January 2016. During the latter part of his tenure, he held the Vice President of Foodservice Sales and Vice President of Business and Industry Development positions.

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