Ballreich's names Tom Miller as new President

Ballreich's names Tom Miller as new President
December 18, 2020

Ballreich Snack Food Company, LLC, has announced today that Tom Miller has been named President of Ballreich Snack Food Company, effective in December 2020. Miller has served as General Manager/Vice President of Operations for the organization since earlier in 2020 and his role will now be expanded to that of President.   Tom has more than 30 years of experience in the manufacturing arena and previously worked in the glass and plastics industries supplying food manufacturers. His strong operational expertise and business acumen are key to continuing Ballreich’s resurgence in the snack industry.

 “Ever since Tom has joined our team, he has done an excellent job of engaging our team members and providing them the tools and knowledge necessary for our continued growth. His leadership skills and respect for our team and the 100-year-old Ballreich brand has been impressive and we are proud to have him lead our organization” said Steve Dandurand, current Ballreich Snack Food Company President.

 Miller replaces Dandurand, who will be joining the Board of Directors and will serve as the financial liaison between the investor group and management. Dandurand has served as President and will continue to lead a group of local investors who came together to purchase the company in April 2019.

 “I could not be more proud to be serving as the next President of Ballreich’s and keep the 100-year-old tradition of making this great product right here in Tiffin, Ohio. Thanks to Steve and the entire Board of Directors for putting their faith in me as we continue to position the company for growth and success for years to come,” Miller said.

In other Board changes, Don Mennel will be turning over the Chairman role to Hal Hawk effective January 2021. Mennel has chaired the Board since April 2019 and was instrumental in getting the new company organized. Duane Jebbett also is completing his term on the Board and will be replaced by Steve Schult, retired tax partner of Gilmore, Jaison, Mahler, LTD.

 About Ballreich's Potato Chips

Ballreich’s Potato Chips is a snack foods company that was started in 1920 by Fred and Ethel Ballreich. Today, its products include the classic “marcelled” chips in a variety of flavors, pretzels, popcorn, tortilla chips and potato sticks which are distributed to customers throughout Ohio, lower Michigan and eastern Indiana. For more information, visit ballreich.com.

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