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    The Better Way to Snack
    The Better Way to Snack
    Great Tasting, Healthier Plant Based Snacks
    Great Tasting, Healthier Plant Based Snacks
    Great Tasting, Healthier Plant Based Snacks
    The Better Way to Snack
    The Better Way to Snack
    Great Tasting, Healthier Plant Based Snacks
  • Family Eating
    Better for us
    Better for us
    Better for us
    Better for us
  • Kids Upside Down
    Better for them
    Better for them
    Better for them
    Better for them
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    80 Years Proud!
    80 Years Proud!
    80 Years Proud!
    80 Years Proud!

Who we are

Wyandot is the premier custom manufacturer of great tasting better for you plant based snack foods.

 

 

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Who we are

80 Years Proud! From our humble beginnings in a one-room schoolhouse in 1936 to today’s award winning facilities, Wyandot has been founded on quality. 

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What we do

From ideation to launch, from production to shipping, your brand is in the hands of professionals with can-do attitudes.

                                

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What we do

Wyandot offers extensive technical support, with a team of food scientists that manage your projects from innovation through development, commercialization, and then onto processing and packaging.

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Why Wyandot?

Wyandot’s state-of-the-art snack manufacturing equipment allows us to completely serve all of our customers’ needs.

  

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Why Wyandot ?

Quality: SQF Level 2 certified, "Excellent" rating Silliker Audit, sophisticated systems including: HACCP, Product Recall, Food Security, Allergen Control, GFCO [Gluten Free], Kosher (Union Orthodox)

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About us

Centrally located in Ohio, Wyandot’s manufacturing and warehouse facilities are located within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the US population.          

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On site logistics department providing truckload, LTL and intermodal transit solutions averaging over 99.75% order fill rate.

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WHO WE ARE?

From our humble beginnings in a one-room schoolhouse in 1936 to today’s award winning facilities, Wyandot has been founded on quality.  80 Years Proud!

Still owned by the Brown family, Wyandot is the premier custom manufacturer of high quality grain based snack foods, cereals, and better-for-you offerings for the world’s largest food marketers, restaurants, and retailers.

As a full service snack food manufacturing annex, Wyandot offers extensive technical support, with a team of seven food scientists and engineers that manage your projects from ideation through development, commercialization, and then onto processing and packaging. Our customer service specialists monitor order entry, scheduling, and distribution, while achieving an impressive 99.5% order fill rate!

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WHAT WE DO?

Wyandot partners with leading and emerging food companies to develop and market exciting plant based snacks. Wyandot focuses on Contract Manufacturing, Branded, and Foodservice.


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WHY WYANDOT?

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Wyandot’s 250,000 square feet, state-of-the-art manufacturing and warehouse facilities are located within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the US population. We have spared no expense in the design of our processing and packaging lines. From purchasing to scheduling, from production to warehouse, Wyandot operates as your seamless manufacturing annex.
  • Twin Screw Extrusion
  • Single Screw Extrusion
  • Craft Chips
  • Candy Coated Popcorn
  • Tortilla Chips and Strips
  • Corn Chips
  • 39 Vertical form fill and seal packaging machines
  • Statistical weighing scales
  • Safeline metal detectors
  • Norwood Code daters
  • EPI Labelers
  • High speed TNA machines available
  • Fastback overhead distribution system (Heat & Control)
  • Automated palletizing gantry system
  • SQF Level 2 certified
  • Excellent rating Silliker Audit
  • Sophisticated systems
    • HACCP
    • Product Recall
    • Food Security
    • Allergen Control
    • GFCO [Gluten Free]
    • Product Recall
    • Kosher (Union Orthodox)
  • Seven Food Scientists
  • Two Trained Chefs
  • Dedicated QA Manager, with full-time staff of laboratory technicians
  • 4 labs with testing capabilities for raw materials through finished product

Trucks cover over 4 million miles

Average over 99.75% order fill rate

Dedicated truckload delivery fleet maintains a 98% on time delivery On site logistics department providing truckload, LTL and intermodal transit solutions

THE TEAM

  • Rob Sarlls
  • Bob Wentz
  • Steven Morgan
  • Lisa Davis
  • Bryan Hensel
  • Brooks Brown
  • Don Mount
  • Alicia Sexton
  • Lori Roberts
  • Sandy Gruber
  • WHO AM I ?
    Rob Sarlls
    Chief

    Rob was honored to join Wyandot as President and CEO in November 2015 to lead our efforts to become THE leading manufacturer and co-commercializer of better for you snacks. Prior to Wyandot he was one of the senior leaders of John B. Sanfilippo & Son (JBSS), one of the world’s largest snack and recipe nut companies, and proud home of the Fisher and Orchard Valley Harvest brands. During his tenure with JBSS, which included leading its $400 million plus Consumer Sales division as well as serving as overall chief strategist for the company, he led a successful transformation and market repositioning of this 90 year old family run business. Rob has a wardrobe full of suits and ties from his prior life when he advised owners, entrepreneurs, Boards and management teams of food companies up and down the chain on strategy, business and corporate development, and mergers & acquisitions.

    Favorite snack: Corn chips (they are better than - you know who!)

  • WHO AM I ?
    Bob Wentz, C.P.A.
    Senior Vice President-Finance, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

    Bob has provided financial and Tribal leadership for Wyandot for over 20 years. He joined Wyandot as Accounting Manager in 1991 and with successive promotions became our CFO in 2002, Bob is Treasurer of Wyandot Inc. and chairs the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors. Prior to Wyandot Bob worked with two retail businesses: a 600-store discount shoe chain, and a small but fast growing retail clothing chain of which he was a co-owner.

    Schools: University of Steubenville, Ashland University (MBA)

    Favorite Snack: Chickpea Chips

  • WHO AM I ?
    Steven Morgan
    Vice President of Operations

    Steven joined us in 2014 and leads our Manufacturing and Warehouse/Logistics efforts. He brings to Wyandot over two decades of experience in manufacturing, logistics management, and domestic and international distribution with premier food and beverage companies such as Frito-Lay, Nestle Beverage, Quaker Oats, Maple Leaf Farms, Kellogg’s and Coca-Cola. Throughout his career Steven has led plant expansions, food safety initiatives, customer service enhancements, and plant turnarounds. His extensive training includes food safety, HACCP, Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt, APICS Integrated Supply Chain Management, Leadership Development, and Supply Chain Executive Courses.

    School: University of Toledo

    Favorite Snacks: Vegan Cheddar Chickpea Puffs and Caramel/Cheddar Popcorn

  • WHO AM I ?
    Lisa Davis
    Vice President, Technical Services

    Lisa joined Wyandot in 2014 and leads our Product Development and Quality/Food Safety efforts. She brings to Wyandot a wealth of R&D and QA experience from working with such leading food businesses as Cargill, Pizza Hut, and Sara Lee. In addition to leading our seven food scientists Lisa is a certified Chef, receiving Culinary Certification from the Cincinnati Culinary Arts Academy, an affiliate of the Culinary Institute of America. She is also knowledgeable of Quality and Food Safety programs such as HACCP, SQF and FSMA.

    School: The Ohio State University

    Favorite Snack: Maya Kaimal Sweet Chili Chickpea Chips

  • WHO AM I ?
    Bryan Hensel, SPHR and SHRM-SCP
    Vice President, Human Resources

    Bryan joined us from Marathon Oil in 1989 and leads our Human Resources team. One of our Tribal Leaders, Bryan has been instrumental in keeping Wyandot not only fully compliant with ever changing regulations but has provided critical guidance through multiple company reinventions. He is an active member of our community, serving as a member of the Marion Chamber of Commerce, SHRM, and the Board of Directors for the Marion Speech and Hearing Center.

    Schools: University of Findlay, Ashland University (MBA).

    Favorite Snack: Nachos

  • WHO AM I ?
    Brooks Brown
    National Sales Manager, Board Member

    Brooks has Wyandot in his blood - his grandparents founded the company! He has worked all but three years of his professional life at Wyandot, always focused on meeting customer and prospect needs across all channels (Contract Manufacturing, Foodservice, DSD, and Ingredient Sales), both domestically and internationally. Brooks is passionate about his community, with service on Boards of the Wyandot Popcorn Museum, Marion Rotary Club, Marion Homeless Shelter, Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity.

    School: Ohio Wesleyan University

    Favorite Snacks: Caramel Popcorn (original recipe), Munch Rights Cinnamon Apple Puffs

  • WHO AM I ?
    Don Mount
    Vice President of Contract Manufacturing

    Don is one of our main Tribal Leaders – he has been with Wyandot for half of the company’s history and manages our Contract Manufacturing team, which includes overseeing our most important customers. He has worked in or managed a number of key functions in Wyandot including Quality Assurance, Product Development, Tech Services, Production, Plant Management, and Operations. Don is also our deepest repository of all things snack (past and present) and is well known and respected throughout our industry.

    School: The Ohio State University

    Favorite Snacks: Any Popcorn – Cheddar, Cara, Sweet and Salty, Cheddar/Caramel

  • WHO AM I ?
    Alicia Sexton
    Technical Sales Manager, Contract Manufacturing

    Alicia, one of our seven food scientists, joined Wyandot in 2014 as a Food Technologist responsible for quality control, regulatory compliance, and product development. Given the ever increasing demand by consumers for better for you snacks, Alicia’s knowledge and partnering skills around ideation, product development, and market commercialization regulatory needs are now being utilized as the newest member of our Contract Manufacturing team. Before Wyandot Alicia was with Kent Precision Foods Group, a sauce and seasoning manufacturer.

    School: The Ohio State University

    Favorite Snack: Cheddar Popcorn

  • WHO AM I ?
    Lori Roberts
    Customer Success Manager

    Lori is one of our Tribal Leaders with a cause, making sure, that above all, the house puts the customer first. She joined Wyandot over 20 years ago and has worked in most of our critical departments.

    School: Mount Vernon Nazarene University

    Favorite Snack: Munch Rights Cinnamon Apple Puffs

  • WHO AM I ?
    Sandy Gruber
    Customer Service Supervisor

    Sandy’s sole mission in life is to insure that all her customers’ needs are met! She joined Wyandot in 1999 and worked her way up to the leadership role of Customer Service Supervisor. Prior to Wyandot Sandy got great logistics experience working with Purex, part of Dial Corporation.

    Favorite Snack: Caramel/Cheddar Popcorn

LATEST NEWS

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

I was extremely proud to join the Wyandot Team in November. And everything I was told and knew about Wyandot by industry reputation has been proven to be true…and then some!

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
11/9/2016 2:29:00 PM

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