Ian Schenkel, President and CEO

Ian Schenkel

President and CEO

With an engineering degree and 28 years of food processing experience, Ian founded the company on the simple premise that innovative, new technologies could improve the quality and consistency of foods while reducing costs and improving functionality. Evidenced by our many proprietary process and packaging technologies and unique product offerings, this simple premise seems to work. A relentless customer, employee and vendor advocate, Ian’s principles of honesty, clear communication and fair dealings are the foundation of all of our customer, employee and vendor relationships.

Ian has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering that he earned at Queens University in Kingston, Canada. After college, Ian worked as a Project Engineer at Stephan Machinery Corporation in Columbus, Ohio designing food processing facilities for national and multinational food manufacturers. After a brief stint at Stephan’s parent company in Europe, Ian was promoted to Engineering Manager for North American operations. Ian also spent several years as a Regional Sales Manager working for Sasib Bakery N.A. before founding Haliburton in 1992.

With many years of food process and machine design experience, Ian is constantly searching for better solutions, be it unique raw materials, proprietary process technology and innovative packaging concepts that will give Haliburton and our customers a leg up on the competition.

Matthew D. Taggart
Vice President and General Counsel
Matthew D. Taggart, Vice President and General Counsel
Clement A. Saseun
CFS, Vice President of Quality and Technical Services
Clement A. Saseun, CFS, Vice President of Quality and Technical Services
Mike Barrett
Director of National Accounts
Josh Fischer
Director of National Accounts
Jim Fryar
Director of National Accounts
Having a true passion for food, Jim Fryar comes to Haliburton International Foods with 35 plus years in the food industry and 22 of those years in foodservice.
Andrea Ables
Director of Creative Services
Andrea Ables, Director of Creative Services
Rolando Sida
Director of Manufacturing
Rolando Sida, Director of Manufacturing
Mike Leccese
Director of Culinary and R&D
Mike Leccese, Director of Culinary and R&D
Robert LeSage
Corporate Chef
Robert LeSage, Corporate Chef
Justin Gorup
Corporate Chef
Justin Gorup, Corporate Chef
Sergio Valenzuela
Corporate Chef
Sergio Valenzuela, Development Chef
Marcie Joseph
R&D Project Manager
Marcie Joseph, R&D Project Manager
Sri Mikkilineni
R&D Commercialization Manager
Sri Mikkilineni, R&D Commercialization Manager