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Usage Regulations. The Website is made available for information purposes only. You may display, reformat and print information from the Website only for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not sell any Content (as defined under Copyrights and Trademarks below) or other material from the Website for any other purpose. All such uses are strictly prohibited without our express prior written consent, and such consent may be given or withheld in our discretion. The Website may contain other proprietary notices and limitations, the terms of which must be observed and followed. You agree that you will not in any way modify, add to, delete from or tamper with any Content or feature of the Website or interfere in any way with its proper functioning. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate access to the Website by anyone who violates these Terms and Conditions of Use or any applicable law or whose conduct is harmful to the interests of Shearer’s, Affiliates or Third Parties. We may take steps to prohibit access and/or use without prior notice to any such user.
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The Website also may include the personal recommendations and opinions of Shearer’s or others including, but not limited to, recommendations or opinions given by Shearer’s contributors. Shearer’s does not undertake responsibility for screening Shearer’s contributors or other participants on the Website or monitoring advice or opinions expressed by them. In addition, highlighting Shearer’s contributors or other participants on the Website is not deemed to be an endorsement of any products or services that they (or companies employing them) may provide. Although Shearer’s may have endorsement arrangements with some companies, neither Shearer’s, Affiliates nor any of their respective employees or agents makes any representation or warranty or assumes any liability regarding the quality of products or services that may be purchased by you from the Website, from any Third Parties, or from any Third Party website. It is up to you, the user of this Website, to determine whether information made available on the Website satisfies your needs. Further, it is up to you, the user of this Website, to determine whether any particular advice satisfies your needs. Neither Shearer’s, Affiliates nor any of their respective employees or agents makes any representation or warranty or assumes any liability regarding the advice or services that may be provided to you from Shearer’s contributors or any other participants on the Website. Shearer’s contributors or other participants do not have any authority to bind Shearer’s or make statements on behalf of Shearer’s.
The Website includes hyperlinks that will take you out of the Website to the website of Third Parties. Links to websites of Third Parties may be included in advertisements for services of Third Parties, or they may be accompanied by descriptions of services of Third Parties. All links to websites of Third Parties are provided for your convenience only. Neither Shearer’s nor Affiliates control the content or operation of any linked websites of Third Parties, and we disclaim any responsibility for any product, service or information provided on any linked website. Neither the publication of content or advertisements of Third Parties on the Website nor links to websites of Third Parties constitutes an endorsement of Third Parties or their products or services by Shearer’s, Affiliates or their respective employees or agents.
The Website may run advertisements and promotions from Third Parties. Your dealings with or participation in the promotions of such Third Parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and such Third Party. Shearer’s does not guarantee and shall in no way be responsible for the price, terms, performance, quality, accuracy, availability or legality of any products, services, promotions or information offered by any advertiser. We are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of such dealings or promotions or as a result of such Third Party information or advertisements on the Website. If you have a dispute with one or more advertisers or other Third Parties, you release Shearer’s from any claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
Shearer’s does not approve or control the Content posted by others; rather it merely provides a platform and venue for allowing users to access or provide information and other Content. Shearer’s is not liable for any Content contributed by Users on the Website. Shearer’s assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Website for appropriate Content or conduct and has no obligation to screen, edit, or remove any of the Content. Shearer’s reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to monitor, screen, edit, or remove any Content at any time and for any reason or for no reason. Shearer’s may or may not enforce these Terms and Conditions of Use in its sole and absolute discretion, and a failure to enforce or waiver of a breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use in some instances does not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce them in other instances. In addition, these Terms and Conditions of Use do not create any private right of action on the part of any Third Party or any reasonable expectation that the Website will not contain any content that is prohibited by these Terms and Conditions of Use.
Shearer’s does not endorse or warrant any particular Content or other information available on the Website or guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content or other information. Additionally, Shearer’s cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data which users may provide about themselves. Under no circumstances will Shearer’s be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Website. You use the Website at your own risk.
Disclaimer of Advice. The Content on this Website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. At any time you have questions regarding a specific situation, you should seek the advice of a professional. Some of the opinions expressed on this Website are the opinions of the authors/contributors. Neither Shearer’s, Affiliates nor any of their employees or agents assume any liability for the Content of any materials or opinions of contributors provided on the Website. Reliance upon any opinion or advice provided on the Website is at your own risk. Neither Shearer’s, Affiliates nor any of their employees assume liability or responsibility for damage or injury to person or property arising from any use of any product, service, information, Content or instruction contained on this Website.
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Linking and Framing. Without the prior written permission of Shearer’s, you may not frame, or make it appear that a website of Third Parties is presenting or endorsing, any of the Content of the Website, or incorporate any intellectual property of Shearer’s or any of their licensors into another website or other service. Without the prior written permission of Shearer’s, you may not frame, or make it appear that a website of Third Parties is presenting or endorsing, any of the Content of the Website, or incorporate any intellectual property of Shearer’s or any of their licensors into another website or other service.
Rights to All Submissions. All material you submit to any of our chat rooms, forums, blogs, advisory panels, public posting areas (including video submitted via link to YouTube) (the “Material”), whether text or images, becomes the property of Shearer’s and may be reproduced, modified and distributed in any medium including, without limitation, books, magazines, television, home video, DVD, motion pictures, blogs, websites, mobile services, products or any other commercial promotion, for any purpose and in perpetuity, without compensating you in any way and without right of attribution or credit. Further, you understand that by posting Material on Shearer’s’ community and social media websites, you are granting to Shearer’s, its partners, vendors, production companies, and programming and content distributors, and anyone else authorized by Shearer’s, and the parents, Affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors and assigns of same, a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid up, irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide license to display, use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from, distribute, and/or publicly perform such Material posted on Shearer’s’ community and social media websites, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such Material including, but not limited to, rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. Also, in connection with the exercise of such rights, you grant Shearer’s, and anyone authorized by Shearer’s, the right to identify you as the author of any of your Material by name, email address or screen name, as Shearer’s deems appropriate without any obligation by Shearer’s. If you do not wish to grant us such rights, we ask that you not provide Material, particularly any information you consider to be confidential or original creative material, such as product ideas, story ideas, photographs or original artwork. If you make submissions of Material, you agree to grant to us and our Affiliates all rights described herein. Further, by making a submission of Material, you represent and warrant that you own all rights to the Material and that no third party has any claim to rights in the Material.
Objectionable Content. Shearer’s requires that you do not post emails or submit to or publish through Forums or otherwise make available on this Website any content or act in a way which in our opinion:
(a) libels, defames, invades privacy, stalks, is obscene, pornographic, racist, abusive, harassing, threatening or offensive;
(b) disparages, criticizes, belittles, parodies or otherwise portrays in a negative light any actor appearing in the Material;
(c) seeks to exploit or harm children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise;
(d) infringes any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including violating anyone’s copyrights or trademarks or their rights of publicity;
(e) violates any law or may be considered to violate any law;
(f) violates any right to transmit under any contractual or other relationship (e.g., inside information, proprietary or confidential information received in the context of an employment or a non-disclosure agreement);
(g) advocates or promotes illegal activity;
(h) impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulates headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of the content;
(i) advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale products or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services) except as specifically authorized on this Website;
(j) solicits funds, advertisers or sponsors;
(k) includes programs which contain viruses, worms and/or ‘Trojan horses’ or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications;
(l) disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise act in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real time activities via the Website;
(m) copies any other pages or images on this Website except with appropriate authority;
(n) amounts to a “pyramid” or similar scheme;
(o) amounts to “data warehousing” (i.e., using any web space made available to you as storage for large files which are only linked from other sites) and you must provide a reasonable amount of content to accompany such material in order that at least some of the traffic to your site comes directly via us;
(p) disobeys any policy or regulations established from time to time regarding use of this Website or any networks connected to this Website;
(q) provides untruthful and inaccurate registration information and/or Content;
(r) uses any information obtained from the Website to harass, abuse or harm other people or solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
(s) promotes or provides information or Content that the user knows is false or misleading;
(t) promotes conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
(u) contains links to other sites that contain the kind of content which falls within the descriptions set out at (a) to (t) above.
Products. Product availability, product descriptions and product prices are subject to change by Shearer’s at any time without prior notice. Certain weights, measures and similar descriptions are approximate and are provided for convenience only.
Disclaimer. Nutritional information is provided for educational purposes only and addresses subjects of a general nature. Nutritional information does not take into account the conditions of individual users, and none of the information presented on the Website should be considered a substitute for professional attention or advice. Always seek the advice of a professional with any questions you may have regarding a nutritional information. You assume all risks of injury arising from your use of any product purchased through the Website.
Order Acceptance. All orders submitted through the Website are subject to acceptance by Shearer’s at its location. Shearer’s may issue an electronic confirmation of order receipt. Confirmation of order receipt does not constitute acceptance by Shearer’s. Shearer’s may accept an order in a written acceptance or by processing payment for or fulfilling the order.
Shipping. Shearer’s has arranged for product vendors to ship products directly from their locations to purchasers. If you order products supplied by different vendors, products will be shipped to you separately from the respective vendor locations. Products will be shipped only to locations in the Continental United States. Shearer’s will not ship products to PO, AFO or APO boxes. Shearer’s reserves the right not to ship to post office boxes; we may require a street address for shipping. Neither Shearer’s nor any vendor will be responsible for fulfilling orders that cannot be shipped because of incomplete or inaccurate billing or shipping information. Risk of loss and title for products purchased from the Website pass to you upon delivery of products from the vendor to the shipping carrier. That means that if any products are lost or damaged in transit, you will be responsible for making any claims with the carrier. Neither Shearer’s nor any of its vendors will be responsible for products lost or damaged in transit.
Price and Payment. Product prices are subject to change from time to time by Shearer’s without prior notice. The price charged by Shearer’s for any product will be the price listed for such product on the Website at the time an order is submitted to Shearer’s. Product prices do not include shipping or, if applicable, sales taxes. Shearer’s will add shipping charges to your order. If Shearer’s is required to collect sales tax from you, Shearer’s will also add sales tax to your order. Orders must include current, valid credit card information. By submitting an order to purchase products through the Website, you authorize Shearer’s to charge to the credit card identified in your order the price for all products purchased in the order, plus all applicable shipping and handling charges and taxes.
Refund Policy – Exclusive Remedy. If you are dissatisfied with any product you purchase through the Website, you may notify Shearer’s within thirty (30) days after the product is shipped to you and request a refund. Shearer’s reserves the right to require that you return the product to Shearer’s as a condition of refunding the purchase price. Refunds will be made to the credit card account to which the purchase was charged. Shearer’s sole liability, and your exclusive remedy, for any claim you may have in connection with a product purchased through the Website is a refund the applicable purchase price.
Notices regarding any product claims and requests for refund must be sent to Shearer’s in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Notices will be effective when received by Shearer’s.
Third Party Sales Terms. Various products may be offered for sale through links from the Website. These other products may be offered by Third Parties and are not offered for sale by Shearer’s or its Affiliates. Although the products offered may contain trademarks owned by Shearer’s or its Affiliates, they may not be products manufactured, endorsed or sold by Shearer’s or its Affiliates. All terms of sale including, but not limited to, quality, pricing, returns, shipping policy and warranty are governed by the terms and conditions as set forth by the Third Parties on their websites or communicated by other means. You purchase products from these Third Parties at your own risk. Neither Shearer’s, its Affiliates nor any of their respective employees or agents are responsible for products purchased from Third Parties. All of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use apply to purchases by you of products offered by Third Parties including, without limitation, the provisions relating to release, waiver, indemnification and limitation of liability.
Limitation of Liability; Disclaimers and Waivers. Your use of this Website is at your own risk. The Website and all the Content, materials, information, software, facilities, services and other content on the Website are provided “AS IS” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Neither Shearer’s, any Affiliates nor any of their respective employees or agents makes any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the Website or the Content or other information and materials included on the Website.
To the full extent permitted by applicable law, Shearer’s, Affiliates and their respective employees and agents disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement, copyright or any warranty that the Website will operate uninterrupted or error free. Shearer’s does not warrant that the functions contained in this Website will be available, uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Website or the services that make the Website available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Shearer’s does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the material, information, software, facilities, services, or other Content on the Website or any sites linked to the Website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, availability, ownership or otherwise. Shearer’s makes no warranties that your use of the materials on the Website, information, software, facilities, Forums, service or Content will not infringe the rights of others and Shearer’s assumes no liability or responsibility for errors or omissions in the materials on the Website, information, software, facilities, service or Content. Shearer’s does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of any product description or other information provided in the Website. Shearer’s disclaims all liability for product defects, product misuse or abuse, improper product selection or non-compliance of any product with applicable laws or regulations. This disclaimer shall be limited to the extent (if any) that it is prohibited by applicable law.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL SHEARER’S, AFFILIATES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PRINCIPALS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS OR AGENTS BE PERSONALLY OR OTHERWISE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT LOSSES OR DAMAGES IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT INCLUDED ON THE WEBSITE OR FOR ANY CLAIM ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH A PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH THE WEBSITE. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL THEORIES, AND WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE CHARACTERIZED AS GENERAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE ARE EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Investigations. Shearer’s reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms and Conditions of Use including, without limitation, any violation arising from any submission, posting or emails you make or send to the Website. Shearer’s may seek to gather information from the user who is suspected of violating these Terms and Conditions of Use, and from any other user. Shearer’s may suspend any users whose conduct or postings are under investigation and may remove such material from its servers as it deems appropriate and without notice. If Shearer’s believes, in its sole discretion, that a violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use has occurred, it may edit or modify any submission, posting or email, or remove the material permanently, cancel postings, warn users, suspend users and passwords, terminate accounts or take any other corrective action it deems appropriate. Shearer’s will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Shearer’s to disclose the identity of anyone. By using the Website and by accepting these Terms and Conditions of Use, you waive and hold harmless Shearer’s from any claims resulting from any action taken by Shearer’s during or as a result of its investigations or from any actions taken as a consequence of investigations by either Shearer’s or law enforcement authorities.
Modification; Waiver of Terms. The Website and the products, services and programs described in the Website may be changed, eliminated or updated without prior notice. We also may make changes to these Terms and Conditions of Use and any Website-related policies, rules or guidelines at any time in our sole and absolute discretion. Revised terms will be effective when posted to the Website unless otherwise provided by us in the revision. Your continued use of the Website after new Terms and Conditions of Use or any revised policies, rules or guidelines are posted constitutes your agreement to abide by the revised terms. Please review these Terms and Conditions of Use periodically and check the version date for changes.
Shearer’s reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Website or a portion or attribute thereof, or the offering of any information, good, Content, product or service with or without notice. Shearer’s shall not be liable to you or any third party should Shearer’s exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Website or part of it.
Ohio Law. This Website is created and maintained in the State of Ohio, USA. As such, the laws of the State of Ohio govern these Terms and Conditions of Use without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws that would allow for the law of any other jurisdiction to be applied. In the event of any dispute relating to the Website, you consent to the personal jurisdiction of courts (state and federal) sitting in the State of Ohio, acknowledge that venue is only proper in the courts in Cuyahoga County, Ohio and waive any objection you may have in the future with respect to any of the foregoing. Any claim or action that any party may have arising from or related to use of the Website must be filed within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. Any claim or action not filed within such time will be forever barred.
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use remain in full force and effect.
Contacting Us. You may contact us at the following address: email@example.com.
At Shearer’s, we strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all individuals, including individuals with disabilities. That’s why we are committed to meeting the latest Integrated Accessibility Standards (IAS) outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
To better govern the way we incorporate accessibility into our day-to-day operations, we have developed a multi-year accessibility policy that identifies how we currently achieve and will continue to meet our accessibility standards.
If you require the above plan to be reformatted for reasons related to a disability, please contact us online or using the information listed below:
100 Lincoln Way East
Massillon, Ohio 44646
Shearer’s is excited to welcome Steve Fuechtmann as our new CFO, effective April 2023.
Steve grew up on a family farm in Minnesota, got his degree in accounting, and then started his career in public accounting as a CPA with Arthur Andersen in their audit group. He was then recruited to Best Buy and worked in a variety of FP&A roles, ultimately being named director of finance and CFO for the Best Buy for Business division, where he worked with senior management to turn around the money-losing business to profitability. After a stint at EcoLab as senior director of FP&A responsible for strategic and annual planning, he was hired by Schwan Foods as VP of FP&A and Treasury. He worked with the company's new CFO to implement a financial planning process, recapitalize the business, and was eventually promoted to CFO for the largest segment of the Schwan business, the Consumer Brands division. Here he joined a new CEO to quintuple the business profitability by developing improvements in pricing and supply chain streamlining.
After success with Schwan Foods, Steve became the Chief Financial Officer of Links Snacks, a $1.4 billion family-owned manufacturer of beef jerky and meat snacks. In this role, he was responsible for all finance, treasury, and IT functions. He then joined Kindeva, a $400MM private equity-backed company of drug delivery devices.
We are pleased that we have recruited him to join us, as he recognizes our tremendous business potential, vision, focus, and the results that the Shearer's business offers.
Favorite Snack: Salt & Vinegar Chips
Greg Sprutte joined Shearer’s in July 2009 and was promoted to Chief Information Officer in March 2021. Over his 13+ years with Shearer’s, Greg has served in a variety of IT Leadership roles, helping Shearer’s with technology enablement that has supported growth and performance improvements. Through Greg’s leadership, Shearer’s Information Technology team continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of the business by providing a stable and secure technology platform that delivers cross functional value.
Greg holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems and a MBA from Kent State University. Despite his teenage son and daughter being better golfers, he aspires to improve and enjoys playing golf in his spare time.
Favorite Snack: Mesquite BBQ Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Zach Ramos joined Shearer’s in July 2022 as Chief Commercial Officer joining the organization after 15 years with Kellogg Company where he most recently served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Foodservice business unit within Kellogg Company’s Away From Home Channel.
In his 20+ year career Zach has led the creation of numerous winning business strategies and launched innovative consumer programs across borders through Global customer partnerships.
Zach has spent significant time in both sales and marketing organizations progressing into increasingly elevated roles. He began his career with Cintas Corporation, where he also split his time between sales and marketing. Zach is a people-first Commercial leader who balances both the customer-facing selling aspects of the role with a general manager and operations perspective.
Zach holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing from Cornell University where he was a letter winner in Track and Field. He currently resides in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with his wife and three sons and spends his free time coaching his children’s sports teams and trying to improve his golf game.
Favorite Snack: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Jim Planchet joined the Shearer's Team in January of 2019 as the Vice President of Planning and Customer Service. In December 2019, Jim became a member of the executive team and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations.
Prior to starting at Shearer’s, Jim was the Principal Consultant for OPI Consulting LLC, Vice President of Operational Excellence globally for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He was previously the Vice President for Demand and Operations Planning for Nestle USA. He started his career as a manufacturing trainee at Pepsi Cola Bottling Company. Jim has been effective in leading manufacturing turnarounds, restructuring operations functions, and developing new strategies for efficiency and growth.
Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1988 from Louisiana State University and graduated from IMD business school PED program in 2014.
Favorite Snack: Elote Corn Chips
Kathy Vanderwist joined Shearer's in October 2022 as Vice President and General Counsel. Kathy's deep experience spans 30+ years and across multiple industries. As a seasoned Legal Executive, Kathy has led several companies in complex contract drafting and negotiation, litigation management, labor and employment law, compliance program development and training, as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Kathy holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science, Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh and received her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.
Kathy resides in Ohio with her husband. She has three grown children, a new granddaughter, and four “grandcats.” In her spare time, she loves to bake, especially Greek pastries and desserts. Kathy also loves playing golf and watching football – Go Browns!
Favorite Snack: Cheese Puffs
Joline joined Shearer’s in the fall of 2021 as the CHRO with responsibility for all facets of Human Resources. She and the team are focused on building upon, enhancing and strengthening our programs with a specific commitment to the engagement and development of our employees.
Prior to Shearer’s, Joline most recently served as CHRO for Tarkett North America where she was responsible for the development and leadership of the human resources function. The majority of her career was with Alcoa Engineered Products & Solutions, a manufacturing industry leader serving the aerospace, commercial vehicle and building and construction industries.
Joline held various HR roles with Alcoa, most recently as the vice president of HR for the Engineered Products and Solutions group. In that role, she provided HR oversight and leadership for the five business units within EPS.
Joline earned her BA in Political Science from John Carroll University and her juris doctorate from Capital University. Joline loves spending time with her three kids, her dog Ben, and with coffee – in no particular order.
Favorite Snack: Kettle Chips
Mark McNeil joined Shearer’s in May 2021 as President & Chief Operating Officer as part of an internal succession plan. He was appointed CEO and Board Member of Shearer’s in September 2022.
Mark is a seasoned food industry executive with a strong track record of delivering results as a retailer, manufacturer, and as an accomplished CEO. With more than 20 years of experience, he has helped boost profits and maintain strong performance at several large food manufacturing companies, including Weston Foods, US Foods, and Lassonde Pappas.
Immediately Prior to joining Shearer’s, Mark served as the CEO of Bonduelle Americas, a $1 billion leader in private label vegetables and fruits. During his time there, Mark integrated a significant acquisition and improved the company’s top and bottom line by consistently focusing on his core performance drivers, Employee engagement, Customer relationships, Revenue Management and Operational Productivity.
Mark shuttles between Ohio and Cape Elizabeth, Maine and when not on an airplane he can be found on a golf course or cheering for his hometown Toronto Maple Leaf’s.
Favorite Snack: Double Crunch Salt & Vinegar Chips
Bill Nictakis, one of our current independent Board members, was named Chairman and CEO of Shearer’s in February 2018. Bill’s work on our Board in helping develop the Value Creation Plan and his extensive experience in our industry make him an ideal CEO to lead our company.
Bill brings more than 33 years of experience to our team and embodies the values of our company with a proven track record of success. Most recently, Bill was CEO at Waterloo Industries Inc., where he led the purchase and subsequent sale of the last remaining US retail tool chest company. Prior to this role, Bill was an executive at Hanesbrands, where he held various positions including Chief Commercial Officer and Co- Chief Operating Officer – Champion brand and global supply chain. Prior to that, he served as the President of the $2 billion U.S. Fresh Bakery division of Sara Lee. Bill spent the first half of his career with Frito-Lay, holding a variety of finance, sales and marketing leadership positions during his 18 years with the company, including leading Frito-Lay’s 20,000-person DSD sales organization.
Bill earned his bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Virginia and his master's degree in business administration in finance from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. He is a CPA and has served on our Board of Directors since 2012.
Favorite Snack: Vanilla Sugar Wafers
Number of Employees: 225
Square Footage: 85,000
Products: Enrobed Protein Bars, Nutter Butter, Crème Wafers
Number of Employees: 225
Square Footage: 85,000
Products: Enrobed Protein Bars, Nutter Butter, Crème Wafers
Number of Employees: 225
Square Footage: 85,000
Products: Enrobed Protein Bars, Nutter Butter, Crème Wafers
Number of Employees: 220
Square Footage: 242,000
Products: Kettle, Extruded, Baked
Number of Employees: 430
Square Footage: 230,000
Products: Extruded, Variety of Popcorn, Potato Chips, Kettle Chips, Tortilla, Multi/Variety Packs
Number of Employees: 400
Square Footage: 510,000
Products: Potato Chips, Kettle, Tortilla, Pellet, Extruded
Number of Employees: 375
Square Footage: 285,000
Products: Sheeted, Extruded
Number of Employees: 225
Square Footage: 180,000
Products: Hand Kettle Chips, Extruded
Number of Employees: 225
Square Footage: 85,000
Products: Enrobed Protein Bars, Nutter Butter, Crème Wafers
Number of Employees: 225
Square Footage: 135,000
Products: Kettle, Potato Chips, Sheeted
Number of Employees: 750
Square Footage: 665,000
Products: Wirecuts Crèmes, Animal Crackers, Gingersnaps, Vanilla Wafers, Wheat Crackers, Saltines, Oyster Crackers
Number of Employees: 280
Square Footage: 106,000
Products: Potato Chips, Corn Tortilla, Masa
Number of Employees: 325
Square Footage: 190,000
Products: Kettle Chips, Tortilla, Pellet, Extruded
Number of Employees: 275
Square Footage: 750,000
Products: Storage and Distribution of finished and raw materials
Number of Employees: 525
Square Footage: 170,000
Products: Hand Kettle Chips, Auto Potato Chips, Tortilla Chips, and Corn Chips
Number of Employees: 130