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It all began with sugar—Batory Foods’ primary ingredient when we were founded in 1979. Through mergers and partnerships, Batory transformed itself into the broad-line national distributor it is today. Although we’re still known for our impressive selection of sweeteners, we’ve expanded to carry everything from dairy powders and proteins to fibers, oils and shortenings, starches and grains to fruit concentrates and savory sauces. We offer organic and non-GMO ingredients in various categories for clients catering to those market segments. Whether you’re manufacturing foods or beverages, co-packing or revitalizing a brand, we offer the ingredient selection you need.

We continue to look for the best ingredient sources to keep that selection vital and robust. You can rest on the promise that the ingredients we carry come from thoroughly vetted suppliers. Our supplier approval and streamlined documentation processes are second to none, and have been designed to ensure product quality, integrity and safety. Thousands of customers nationwide rely on us as the preferred source of their ingredients for food, beverage and nutraceutical needs.

We Are Industry Leaders With A Rich Heritage

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Abel Friedman

Chairman/Founder

Ron Friedman

Chief Executive Officer

Vince Pinneri

President

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Erin O'Leary

VP Sales and Business Development

Michelle Fleming

VP E2E Transformation & Process Improvement

Rita Ramirez

VP Employee Experience

Kyle Dallape

Chief Commercial Officer

Tim Krellwitz

Executive Vice President

Robert Kinton

Chief Technology Officer

Alan Kessler

Chief Financial Officer

Matt Kling

Chief Operating Officer

Our Leaders Are Focused On Your Success

Abel Friedman

Chairman/Founder

Ron Friedman

Chief Executive Officer

Vince Pinneri

President

Erin O'Leary

VP Sales and Business Development

Michelle Fleming

VP E2E Transformation & Process Improvement

Rita Ramirez

VP Employee Experience

Kyle Dallape

Chief Commercial Officer

Tim Krellwitz

Executive Vice President

Robert Kinton

Chief Technology Officer

Alan Kessler

Chief Financial Officer

Matt Kling

Chief Operating Officer

A Proud Tradition. A Lasting Legacy.

1938 New World, A New Beginning

Abel Friedman, our company founder, started his journey to the land of freedom and opportunity in 1938. On the eve of WWII he and his family arrived on these shores courtesy of the MS Batory, our company namesake. The same energy and drive that fueled Abel Friedman to build this business still drives our values and outlook today.

1979 A sweet beginning...Chicago Sweeteners

It all began with sugar—the primary ingredient when Total Sweeteners Inc. (the parent company of Batory Foods) was founded in 1979. Over time, as food manufacturers sought to develop healthier products without compromising taste, mouthfeel, quality, or functionality, Total Sweeteners expanded its product offering primarily through acquisitions.

1995 Sugar Incentives acquisition

Through mergers and partnerships, Batory transformed itself into the broad-line national distributor it is today. Batory acquires Sugar Incentives a Minnesota distributor of bakery ingredients.

1999 Expanding South of the Border

Batory opens an ingredient processing center in Matamoros, MX.

2003 Strategic Divestments

Batory divests its Food Service Division to DOT Foods of Mt. Sterling, IL.

2006 IC Acquisition

Batory acquires Ingredients International of Commerce, CA, a leading distributor of food and pharma ingredients to the nutraceutical trade.

2008 Quality Ingredients Acquistion

Batory acquires Quality Ingredients Corporation of Chester, NJ, a distributor of liquid and dry specialty sweeteners.

2009 LSI Acquisition

Batory acquires LSI Specialty Products of Hayward, CA from ADM.

2009 Industrial Ingredients Acquisition

Batory acquires Industrial Ingredients of Keokuk, IA, a national distributor of sweeteners.

2012 Massey Fair Acquisition

Batory acquires Massey Fair and Mac Source of Atlanta, GA., a broad line broker distributor of sweeteners, starches, fruits and vegetables.

2012 Mulligan Sales Acquisition

Batory acquires Mulligan Sales of Industry, CA, a regional distributor of dairy ingredients.

2015 Changing of the Guard

Abel Friedman names his son, Ron Friedman, to succeed him as President of Batory Foods.

2016 Breaking New Grounds

Batory breaks ground on a brand new 680,000 sq ft distribution center in Wilmington, IL. Operations begin 2017.

2019 Polypro Acquisition

Batory acquires Polypro International an international distributor of hydrocolloids.

2020 Producing Greatness

Batory begins producing Sucrose in Southern CA.

2020 New President, New CEO

Batory names Vince Pinneri as its first non-family President after Ron Freidman is named Chief Executive Officer.

2021 DMH Ingredients and Naturestock Acquisition

Batory acquires DMH Ingredients and Naturestock Foods of Libertyville, IL, two distributors of specialty ingredients.

2021 Preferred Starch Distributer

Ingredion names Batory as its preferred distributor of their starch line West of the Mississippi River.

Serving our Community

Batory Foods is proud to be a part of the communities we serve.

Through involvement in local charitable and community organizations, giving back is simply an essential part of the way we operate every day.

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Focusing on Planet, People and Partners

At Batory Foods, we care about protecting the planet and are working to reduce carbon emissions, waste and energy use across our operations. We also care about improving the lives of people and aim to improve our efforts in safety, community outreach, diversity/inclusion and employee health. Finally, Batory Foods strives to work with partners who prioritize sustainability, creating a more sustainable value chain overall.

Committed to Improving our Sustainability Efforts

In 2021, Batory Foods worked to establish a sustainability baseline. After determining our strengths and areas for improvement, we will prioritize focus areas and select relevant KPIs. In the first half of 2022, we will formulate our vision, set concrete targets, and begin implementing our sustainability strategy.


Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

Batory Foods is committed to creating lasting change for our employees, our partners, and our communities.

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Join The Batory Foods Team

Are you a food industry professional with a passion for continuous improvement? Apply today and help us build a better tomorrow, together.

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Our Culture And Values

At Batory Foods, we have a strong, positive culture at the heart of our success that makes us unique in the food industry. A collection of 32 behaviors, called The Batory Basics, guide our day-to-day interactions with teammates, customers, and vendors alike. Core values like Do the Right Thing Always enable us to excel at what we do best—connect leading ingredient producers to the companies who feed the world.

  • Batory-Icon/Green Think Team First
  • Batory-Icon/Green Embrace Change
  • Batory-Icon/Green Invest in Relationships
  • Batory-Icon/Green Be Relentless About Improvement
  • Batory-Icon/Green Never Compromise on Safety
  • Batory-Icon/Green Speak Straight
  • Batory-Icon/Green Walk in Others' Shoes
  • Batory-Icon/Green Go the Extra Mile
  • Batory-Icon/Green Honor Commitments
  • Batory-Icon/Green Celebrate Success