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 1.1 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

Adam
Herford

Chairman

James Roggenbuck

Vice Chairman

Richard
Gerstenberger

Secretary

Dean
Haubenstricker

Treasurer

Warren
Bierlein

Director

Clay
Crumbaugh

Director

Teresa
Crook

Director

Gregory
Grocholski

Director

Robert
Haag

Director

Mike
Leen

Director

Mark
Sylvester

Director

Thomas
Wadsworth

Director

William A. “Bill” Zehnder

Outside Director

West District Board

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

Central District Board

  • Clint Hagen
    District President
  • Tom Ziel
    District Vice President
  • Mark Zimmer
    District Secretary
  • Ryan Kohl
    District Treasurer
  • Ben Grady
    District Director
  • Joel Gremel
    District Director
  • Mark Jacoby
    District Director
  • Mike Richmond
    District Director
  • Troy Schuette
    District Director

East District Board

  • Jacob Maurer
    District President
  • Chris Guza
    District Vice President
  • Mark Richards
    District Secretary
  • Dennis Gardner
    District Treasurer
  • Charles Lewis
    District Director
  • Darrin Siemen
    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.

Additionally, Michigan Sugar has a production facility in Toledo, Ohio; warehouse facilities in Bay City and Carrollton, Michigan, as well as Fremont and Findlay, Ohio; and an Agricultural Research Center in Bay County, Michigan.

See our facility locations