Our people are the heart of this company.

We began as a family-owned business. And today, we consider everyone on the Wyandot team family, our teammates. We all work together to achieve the company's goals. And as a result, our business grows.

Our Team

Paul Hritz

Senior V.P. of Sales & Interim CEO

I serve as Senior V.P. of Sales & Interim CEO, responsible for our talented sales team and all of the sales and partnering efforts for Wyandot Snacks. I have over 35 years of experience in leadership positions with Fortune 500 and mid-sized CPG and food manufacturing companies in all retail channels, contract manufacturing and food service in both the U.S. and Internationally. I’ve been involved in new product development and product launches throughout my career, helping our partners and our team achieve their goals. What I enjoy most is the team, their talents and our collaboration. We have an unselfish group, from top to bottom, that puts the success of our customers and the well-being of our community first. I aspire to serve others and to have a positive impact on those I meet. I love to bike ride, kayak, spend time outdoors, and get together with family and friends.

Alicia Sexton

Senior Manager of Sales

I am the Senior Manager of Sales. I have the privilege to work alongside an amazing group of individuals who help make our customers and each other successful. I also help further our company’s efforts of using business as a force for good. I have a Bachelors in Food Science from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Ohio University. I have over 10 years of experience working with food in quality assurance, regulatory compliance, product development, and sales. The best part of working at Wyandot is the team based culture and that all voices matter. Leadership also values continued education, career development, and strongly supports new and working moms. I would like to continue to pay it forward, and help those around me grow to be their best just as others have help me in the past. I love fishing, and have always loved fishing, catching new species, and traveling to new places to fish. Everywhere I go, I like to buy a magnet for the fridge.

Jeni St. John

Business Development Manager

I am a Business Development Manager, partnering with new and existing customers to make sure that day to day needs are taken care of. I’m a Food Scientist with a background in Product Innovation and Development. I transitioned to Sales in 2018 when given the opportunity to work closer with our partners to develop strong working relationships. Now, instead of working through the needs of a new product, I work through the needs of a new business. I came for the fast paced innovation, and stayed for the culture. Wyandot cares about our employees and our community in a way that makes me proud to work here. I want to help, in my own way, as many people as possible shift to a more health conscious diet. I’m a regular at Karaoke; movie soundtracks and comedic songs are my go-tos.

Angie Auer

Senior Director of Product Development

I am the Senior Director of Product Development and work to transform snacking by merging customer visions with product development expertise. I have been in the food industry for over 15 years and have a degree from Purdue University. I like seeing new products come to life from concept to commercialization and collaborating with different departments. I aspire to develop new leaders. I like being out in nature.

Mike Wells

Senior V.P. of Operations

I am the SVP of Operations. I manage operations and mentor the team while making sure they have the tools to succeed. My entire career has been in snack food manufacturing from maintenance and engineering to leadership roles. I am honored to be able to work with the Wyandot team. We have a team that takes ownership of their areas from the production floor to the front office. I aspire to develop the next generation of leaders while improving efficiency and keeping our team safe. I like to travel and explore new places.

Don Mount

Senior Advisor

I am the Senior Advisor to all teammates at Wyandot as well as to our community and snack industry. I have been with Wyandot since the mid 1970’s starting the Quality Assurance and Product Development areas of the company – then transitioned into Operations running our plants before moving to the Sales area for most of the past 20 years. I have enjoyed seeing the major changes and growth at Wyandot and watched the children and grandchildren of teammates coming into the company and helping them succeed and grow into new and increased responsibility at Wyandot. I want to see the growth and success of my family, Wyandot and our community.