Sargento CEO Elected to Lakeside Board of Directors
Manitowoc, WI (July 14, 2020) – At their recent annual meeting, Lakeside Foods shareholders elected Louis (Louie) Gentine II to the company’s Board of Directors. With his election, Gentine is one of three non-family members on Lakeside’s nine-member board.
Gentine brings two decades of experience in the food industry as well as leadership in a family-owned company. He is CEO and a third-generation family member of Sargento Foods, a leading manufacturer and marketer of shredded, sliced and snack natural cheese products. Gentine became CEO in 2013, after holding numerous leadership roles within the company since 2000. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Notre Dame and a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University-Chicago.
In addition to serving on the Lakeside board, Gentine is on the board of the International Dairy Foods Association, Consumer Brands Association, and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. He also serves as president of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul store in Plymouth and is co-chair of the 2020-2021 Sheboygan County United Way campaign.
Other members re-elected to the Lakeside Board of Directors at the recent meeting include; Peter Deschler, Jim Ferguson, Betsy Blitz Kocourek, Jeff Lund, Doug Quick, Glen Tellock, Hank White and Dave Yanda.
About Lakeside Foods, Inc.
Lakeside Foods is a premier supplier of high-quality frozen and canned foods to the retail, food service, and industrial sectors. Since its beginning in 1887 as a small pea-canning plant, Lakeside Foods has expanded to 13 processing facilities, producing canned and frozen vegetables, frozen desserts, appetizers, and canned pet food that are distributed in 14 countries. Lakeside Foods manages its vegetable growing and harvesting operations through a network of regional farmers, ensuring food quality and freshness from farm to table. The company is family-owned and based in Manitowoc, Wis.