Eddy Packing Co. is a premier producer of high quality beef, pork and poultry products, serving up a broadly diversified portfolio of retail branded, food service and private label offerings.With more than 60 years in business and an eye toward the future, we're committed to our ongoing development of quality, flavorful meat products with superior ingredients. Our range of premium products includes marinated, fully cooked, and naturally smoked meat selections in both fresh and frozen varieties.
As a trusted name in beef, pork and poultry products, discerning buyers everywhere count on Eddy quality and service for their private label and food service products. We partner with organizations in a variety of industries to develop solutions, products and packaging designs that fit their needs. Our premium quality meats can be found under various store brands from regional grocers to the largest national grocery chains and wholesale clubs across the US.
Eddy Packing Co. was founded in 1953 by E.R. (Eddy) Mayrant, in the small town of Yoakum, Texas. Eddy, his wife and a small dedicated team built a successful meat packing business with a commitment to producing consistent quality products "Made with Family Pride”. From humbled roots, Eddy Packing grew over the years and today operates a 300,000 square-foot BRC A-Rated meat processing plant just up the road from where it all began.
In 2011, the company was acquired by Mason Wells, a private equity investment company.
On February 11, 2019 Insight Equity Affiliate acquires Eddy Packing Co. from Mason Wells.
Under the leadership of our executive team of industry veterans, Eddy Packing continues to grow our branded retail product line, expand into new territories and enable solutions for food service and private label customers across the US.
Chief Executive Officer
Jim joins the Eddy team as of February 11, 2019 bringing more than 26 years of experience as incoming Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the food production industry. Skilled in Food Processing, Food & Beverage, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), and Consumer Products. Jim will support the Company’s goals of developing a best in class facility while also expanding into new markets. Jim graduated from University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School. He and his wife currently live in Austin and enjoy spending time with their two grandchildren.
John M. Fortino Jr.
John joined the Eddy Packing team in March of 2016 as a C-Level Executive experienced in developing and executing strategic plans tailored for high growth manufacturing companies. John brings with him 15+ years of experience in the food industry with recent positions as CFO with Liguria Foods, Inc., Specialty Foods Group, Protein Solutions, LLC and SweetWorks. He holds an M.B.A., Summa Cum Laude, from Benedictine University – Illinois, a B.S. degree in Finance and B.S. degree in Management from the University of Illinois – Chicago. John, his wife and four daughters relocated to Texas from Chicago.
Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing
Dean joined the Eddy Packing team in September 2014, a seasoned business professional bringing extensive experience with global companies in business development and operations with sales in the billions of dollars. His track record of success within the retail industry includes twenty four years with a major retail organization, where he held positions in sales, store operations, store manager, buyer, Executive Vice President of Store Operations, and ultimately becoming President and CEO. Dean retired and spent thirteen years as an consultant before returning to the industry. Dean holds a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Arkansas and participated in the Stanford Executive Development Program. He and his wife reside in the Houston area.
Vice President Retail Sales
Kieley is the 3rd generation of her family to work in the meat industry. She started her career at Eddy Packing Company in 2000. Her key accounts included Kroger Southwest, FoodTown, Fiesta, Sellers Bros., Grocers Supply, and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Kieley has worked with Kroger Southwest her entire career but became the lead salesman on the account in 2011. She worked to grow sales, increase additional sku’s, and manage the day to day business. From 2013 through early 2016, Kieley worked for Jake's Finer Foods and later Acosta Sales and Marketing, before rejoining the Eddy team as the Vice President Retail Sales. Kieley and her husband reside in the Houston area.
Vice President Food Service Sales
Gayle joined the Eddy Packing team in December 2013 bringing with her 20 plus years and her broad knowledge of all protein lines. Formerly a Manager with ConAgra Meats, she began her career there as a Quality Assurance Tech. Gayle spent 3 years as Business Development Manager with KeyImpact Sales and Systems for protein lines and 10 years with Center of the Plate Specialists for Orange Brokerage Co. Gayle holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Production, Agriculture from Texas Tech University and resides in the Fort Worth area with her husband and two children.
We market our quality beef, pork and poultry products under the Eddy name, as well as variety of mid-scale and value brands in retailers across the US.