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

Jim Ruhlman

Executive Vice President

Brian Haraga

Chief Financial Officer

Pedro Figueroa

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Jason Lowry

Vice President of Operations

Cooperative Directors

James
Roggenbuck

Chairman

Greg
Grocholski

Vice Chairman

Robert
Haag

Secretary

Mark
Sylvester

Treasurer

Warren
Bierlein

Director

Teresa
Crook

Director

Richard
Gerstenberger

Director

Dean
Haubenstricker

Director

Mike
Leen

Director

Scott
Smith

Director

Clint
Stoutenburg

Director

Ben
Wilson

Director

William A. “Bill” Zehnder

Outside Director

West District Board

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

Central District Board

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

East District Board

  • Jacob Maurer
    District President
  • Chris Guza
    District Vice President
  • Mark Richards
    District Secretary
  • Darrin Siemen
    District Treasurer
  • Brady Brown
    District Director
  • Charles Lewis
    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