Louie Gentine

CEO, Sargento Foods

Louie Gentine is a third-generation owner of Sargento Foods and served as President & Chief Customer Officer for four years before becoming CEO in 2014. He has worked at Sargento in many capacities – from washing trucks in high school to working on the production lines, in accounts receivable and in retail sales during college. Following family succession rules, Louie worked outside the company as a commercial lender for three years following his graduation from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA in Finance. He completed his MBA at Loyola and returned to Sargento, gaining additional experience with management roles in production, procurement and marketing, and held the position of President-Consumer Products Division from 2006 until 2009.

Sargento is a leading national marketer of natural shredded, slice and snack cheeses, battered and breaded appetizers, sauces and other culinary solutions, headquartered in Plymouth, Wisconsin.