MICHIGAN SUGAR COMPANY

Since our founding, more than a century ago, when six independent sugarbeet companies merged, Michigan Sugar Company has perfected the process of turning one of the region’s largest cash crops—the sugarbeet—into pure, all-natural sugar.

Today, Michigan Sugar Company is the third largest beet sugar processor in the United States, producing an annual average of about 1.2 billion pounds of sugar. We sell our products in wholesale and retail quantities under the Pioneer® Sugar and Big Chief® Sugar brands.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

Making Life Sweeter.

MISSION STATEMENT

Creating Growth & Opportunity.

OUR HISTORY

The death of the lumbering industry in the late 1800s helped bring about the birth of the sugarbeet industry
to the Saginaw Valley’s farming and food-processing economies.

Read Our Sweet History

Our Company Leaders

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark Flegenheimer

Executive Leadership Team

James Ruhlman

Chief Operating Officer

Brian Haraga

Chief Financial Officer

Pedro Figueroa

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Nick Klein

Vice President of Operations

Tommy Bignall

Vice President of Agriculture

Jeff Adamo

Vice President of Human Resources

Cooperative Directors

James
Roggenbuck

Chairman

Greg
Grocholski

Vice Chairman

Robert
Haag

Secretary

Clint
Stoutenburg

Treasurer

Warren
Bierlein

Director

Dean
Haubenstricker

Director

Adam
Herford

Director

Michael
Houghtaling

Director

Mike
Leen

Director

Jacob
Maurer

Director

Scott
Smith

Director

Ben
Wilson

Director

Dave
Armstrong

Outside Director

Terry
Lerash

Outside Director

West District Board

  • Peter Maxwell
    District President
  • Adam Bauer
    District Vice President
  • Paul Knoerr
    District Secretary
  • Terry Schindler
    District Treasurer
  • Ben Chaffin
    District Director
  • Robert Eickholt
    District Director
  • Kurt Hrabal
    District Director
  • Joe Spero
    District Director
  • Open Seat
    District Director

Central District Board

  • Clint Hagen
    District President
  • Mike Richmond
    District Vice President
  • CJ Bednarski
    District Secretary
  • Joe Lutz
    District Treasurer
  • Ben Grady
    District Director
  • Joel A. Gremel
    District Director
  • Benjamin Prime
    District Director
  • Troy Schuette
    District Director
  • Tom Ziel
    District Director

East District Board

  • Chris Guza
    District President
  • Brady Brown
    District Vice President
  • Mark Richards
    District Secretary
  • Charles Lewis
    District Treasurer
  • James Guza
    District Director
  • Ryan Volmering
    District Director

OUR FACILITY LOCATIONS

Founded in 1906, Michigan Sugar Company is headquartered in Bay City, Michigan, and has sugarbeet processing facilities in Bay City, Caro, Croswell and Sebewaing, Michigan.

See our facility locations