We have a team of solution-oriented experts who are here every day for you. From your account representative, to menu support, to quality assurance, your team is focused on your priorities and success. So take a few minutes and get to know them a little better.

Meet your difference makers

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Mike Holten, Jim Holten & Scott Hudspeth


The Branding Iron ownership leads with a set of core values: Respect, Integrity and Stewardship. These values resonate through the organization and are the foundation for the company’s “customer-centric” philosophy that puts the needs and reputation of the customer before our own.

Senior Management Team

Craig Allen

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Riley

Chief Operating Officer

Ric Smith

Vice President Sales and Marketing

Team Leaders

Joel Adour

Director of Sales for Rochester

Joe Dietrich

Director of Corporate Accounts

Steve Finkelstein

Director of Chain Account Sales

Debbie Green

Customer Service Manager

Dave King

Director of Retail Sales

Jennifer Meese

Director of Quality Assurance

Denny Schildroth

Director of Warehousing / Distribution

Chris Scott

Director of Purchasing

Karen Twillmann

Director of Marketing

Mike Week