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    The Better Way to Snack
    The Better Way to Snack
    Great Tasting, Healthier Plant Based Snacks
    Great Tasting, Healthier Plant Based Snacks
    Great Tasting, Healthier Plant Based Snacks
    The Better Way to Snack
    The Better Way to Snack
    Great Tasting, Healthier Plant Based Snacks
  • Family Eating
    Better for us
    Better for us
    Better for us
    Better for us
  • Kids Upside Down
    Better for them
    Better for them
    Better for them
    Better for them
  • Family Eating Dinner
    82 Years Proud!
    82 Years Proud!
    82 Years Proud!
    82 Years Proud!

What we do

From ideation to launch, from production to shipping, your brand is in the hands of professionals with can-do attitudes.


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What we do

Wyandot offers extensive technical support, with a team of food scientists that manage your projects from innovation through development, commercialization, and then onto processing and packaging.

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Why Wyandot?

Wyandot’s state-of-the-art snack manufacturing equipment allows us to completely serve all of our customers’ needs.


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Why Wyandot ?

Quality: SQF Level 3 certified, "Excellent" rating Silliker Audit, sophisticated systems including: HACCP, Product Recall, Food Security, Allergen Control, GFCO [Gluten Free], Kosher (Union Orthodox)

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Who we are

Wyandot is the premier custom manufacturer of great tasting better for you plant based snack foods.



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Who we are

83 Years Proud! From our humble beginnings in a one-room schoolhouse in 1936 to today’s award winning facilities, Wyandot has been founded on quality. 

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About us

Centrally located in Ohio, Wyandot’s manufacturing and warehouse facilities are located within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the US population.          

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About us

On site logistics department providing truckload, LTL and intermodal transit solutions averaging over 99.75% order fill rate.

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Wyandot partners with leading and emerging food companies to develop and market exciting plant based snacks. Wyandot focuses on Contract Manufacturing, Branded, and Foodservice.

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Wyandot Plant
Wyandot’s 250,000 square feet, state-of-the-art manufacturing and warehouse facilities along with additional offsite 80,000 square feet repackaging and consolidation facilities are located within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the US population. We have spared no expense in the design of our processing and packaging lines. From purchasing to scheduling, from production to warehouse, Wyandot operates as your seamless manufacturing annex.
  • Twin Screw Extrusion
  • Single Screw Extrusion
  • Candy Coated Popcorn
  • Tortilla Chips and Strips
  • Corn Chips
  • 40 Vertical form fill and seal packaging machines
  • Statistical weighing scales
  • Safeline metal detectors
  • Norwood Code daters
  • EPI Labelers
  • High speed TNA machines available
  • Fastback overhead distribution system (Heat & Control)
  • Automated palletizing gantry system
  • SQF Level 3 certified
  • Excellent rating Silliker Audit
  • Sophisticated systems
    • HACCP
    • Product Recall
    • Food Security
    • Allergen Control
    • GFCO [Gluten Free]
    • Product Recall
    • Kosher (Union Orthodox)
  • Six Food Scientists
  • Trained Chef
  • Dedicated QA Manager, with full-time staff of laboratory technicians
  • 4 labs with testing capabilities for raw materials through finished product

Trucks cover over 4 million miles

Average over 99.75% order fill rate

Contracted delivery fleet maintains a 98% on time delivery. Logistics partner providing truckload, LTL and intermodal transit solutions.


From our humble beginnings in a one-room schoolhouse in 1936 to today’s award winning facilities, Wyandot has been founded on quality.  83 Years Proud!

Still owned by the Brown family, Wyandot is the premier custom manufacturer of high quality grain based snack foods, cereals, and better-for-you offerings for the world’s largest food marketers, restaurants, and retailers.

As a full service snack food manufacturing annex, Wyandot offers extensive technical support, with a team of six food scientists and engineers that manage your projects from ideation through development, commercialization, and then onto processing and packaging. Our customer service specialists monitor order entry, scheduling, and distribution, while achieving an impressive 99.5% order fill rate!

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  • Rob Sarlls
  • Bob Wentz
  • Bryan Hensel
  • Mike Wells
  • Paul Hritz
  • Brooks Brown
  • Don Mount
  • Alicia Sexton
  • Lori Roberts
  • Sandy Gruber
  • Angie Auer
  • Adrienne Frank
  • Jeni St. John
  • WHO AM I ?
    Rob Sarlls

    Rob was honored to join Wyandot as President and CEO in November 2015 to lead our efforts to become THE leading manufacturer and co-commercializer of better for you snacks. Prior to Wyandot he was one of the senior leaders of John B. Sanfilippo & Son (JBSS), one of the world’s largest snack and recipe nut companies, and proud home of the Fisher and Orchard Valley Harvest brands. During his tenure with JBSS, which included leading its $400 million plus Consumer Sales division as well as serving as overall chief strategist for the company, he led a successful transformation and market repositioning of this 90 year old family run business. Rob has a wardrobe full of suits and ties from his prior life when he advised owners, entrepreneurs, Boards and management teams of food companies up and down the chain on strategy, business and corporate development, and mergers & acquisitions.

    Favorite snack: Corn chips (they are better than - you know who!)

  • WHO AM I ?
    Bob Wentz, C.P.A.
    Senior Vice President-Finance, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

    Bob has provided financial and Tribal leadership for Wyandot for over 20 years. He joined Wyandot as Accounting Manager in 1991 and with successive promotions became our CFO in 2002, Bob is Treasurer of Wyandot Inc. and chairs the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors. Prior to Wyandot Bob worked with two retail businesses: a 600-store discount shoe chain, and a small but fast growing retail clothing chain of which he was a co-owner.

    Schools: University of Steubenville, Ashland University (MBA)

    Favorite Snack: Chickpea Chips

  • WHO AM I ?
    Bryan Hensel, SPHR and SHRM-SCP
    Senior Vice President, Human Resources

    Bryan joined us from Marathon Oil in 1989 and leads our Human Resources team. One of our Tribal Leaders, Bryan has been instrumental in keeping Wyandot not only fully compliant with ever changing regulations but has provided critical guidance through multiple company reinventions. He is an active member of our community, serving as a member of the Marion Chamber of Commerce, SHRM, and the Board of Directors for the Marion Speech and Hearing Center.

    Schools: University of Findlay, Ashland University (MBA).

    Favorite Snack: Nachos

  • WHO AM I ?
    Mike Wells
    Vice President of Operations

    Mike was privileged to join the Wyandot team in mid-2017. He is a seasoned veteran in the snack food industry, having worked for such key players as Snack Alliance (where he helped launch the groundbreaking RiceWorks brand), Shearer’s, Wise Snacks, and CoPack Solutions. Mike has a passion for people and believes they are the most important part of any great business.

    Favorite Snack: Buttered popcorn

  • WHO AM I ?
    Paul Hritz
    Vice President of Sales

    Paul joined Wyandot in July of 2017 as Vice President of Sales and is excited to be part of a great team and company with such a rich history of excellence. Paul’s background includes a variety of leadership positions with Fortune 500 and midsized companies in the Consumer Packaged Goods and Food Manufacturing industry working with customers in all Retail channels, Contract Manufacturing and Food Service in both the US and Internationally. He has been involved in new product development and the launch of new products throughout his career. Developing relationships and serving others has been a focus for Paul, and he looks forward to continuing that at Wyandot.

    Schools: Otterbein University

    Favorite Snack: Any popcorn, Incredi-puffs Cinnamon Apple

  • WHO AM I ?
    Brooks Brown
    Director, National Sales

    Brooks has Wyandot in his blood - his grandparents founded the company! He has worked all but three years of his professional life at Wyandot, always focused on meeting customer and prospect needs across all channels (Contract Manufacturing, Foodservice, DSD, and Ingredient Sales), both domestically and internationally. Brooks is passionate about his community, with service on Boards of the Wyandot Popcorn Museum, Marion Rotary Club, Marion Homeless Shelter, Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity.

    School: Ohio Wesleyan University

    Favorite Snacks: Caramel Popcorn (original recipe), Munch Rights Cinnamon Apple Puffs

  • WHO AM I ?
    Don Mount
    Senior Advisor

    Don is one of our most important Tribal Leaders – he has been with Wyandot for half of the company’s history and provides critical counsel and guidance to Wyandot’s senior leaders and its overall business. He has worked in or managed in nearly every key function at Wyandot, including Quality Assurance, Product Development, Tech Services, Production, Plant Management, and Operations. Don is also our deepest repository of all things snack (past and present) and is well known and respected throughout our industry.

    School: The Ohio State University

    Favorite Snacks: Any Popcorn – Cheddar, Cara, Sweet and Salty, Cheddar/Caramel

  • WHO AM I ?
    Alicia Sexton
    Technical Sales Manager, Contract Manufacturing

    Alicia, one of our seven food scientists, joined Wyandot in 2014 as a Food Technologist responsible for quality control, regulatory compliance, and product development. Given the ever increasing demand by consumers for better for you snacks, Alicia’s knowledge and partnering skills around ideation, product development, and market commercialization regulatory needs are now being utilized as the newest member of our Contract Manufacturing team. Before Wyandot Alicia was with Kent Precision Foods Group, a sauce and seasoning manufacturer.

    School: The Ohio State University

    Favorite Snack: Cheddar Popcorn

  • WHO AM I ?
    Lori Roberts
    Customer Success Manager

    Lori is one of our Tribal Leaders with a cause, making sure, that above all, the house puts the customer first. She joined Wyandot over 20 years ago and has worked in most of our critical departments.

    School: Mount Vernon Nazarene University

    Favorite Snack: Munch Rights Cinnamon Apple Puffs

  • WHO AM I ?
    Sandy Gruber
    Customer Service Supervisor

    Sandy’s sole mission in life is to insure that all her customers’ needs are met! She joined Wyandot in 1999 and worked her way up to the leadership role of Customer Service Supervisor. Prior to Wyandot Sandy got great logistics experience working with Purex, part of Dial Corporation.

    Favorite Snack: Caramel/Cheddar Popcorn

  • WHO AM I ?
    Angie Auer
    Director, R&D

    Angie joined the Wyandot team in 2007 as a food technologist. She now leads the product development team. Angie partners with our customers to bring product concepts to life. Prior to joining Wyandot Angie worked at Cargill in the quality department.

    School: Purdue University

    Favorite Snack: Mini Nachos

  • WHO AM I ?
    Adrienne Frank
    Director, QA/Food Safety

    Adrienne has been part of the Wyandot team since early 2017. As the Quality Assurance Manager, she leads the quality and food safety departments. Adrienne and her team work to ensure our products are safe and of the highest quality. Before joining Wyandot, Adrienne worked for the Kroger company in their manufacturing division.

    School: Ohio Wesleyan University (BS), Franklin University (MBA)

    Favorite Snack: Yellow Tortilla Chips

  • WHO AM I ?
    Jeni St. John
    Technical Sales Account Manager

    Jeni joined Wyandot in 2016 as a Food Technologist. As one of our Food Scientists, her focuses were Extruded Product Development and Regulatory. She transitioned to Sales and continues to help shape the next generation of Better-For-You snacks. Before joining Wyandot, Jeni was a Product Development Specialist at Robert Rothschild Farm making sauces and dips.

    School: University of Missouri

    Favorite Snack: Chickpea Puffs



Wyandot has reduced its carbon footprint significantly over the last two years by developing a business model and workplace culture that reflect its commitment to growth and sustainability.

12/6/2018 11:41:00 AM

Maximizing health, innovating style

At Wyandot, we’re always working on improving the health attributes of what we’re making.- Rob Sarlls

Maximizing health, innovating style
11/27/2018 11:21:00 AM

WMRN’s “CEO’s You Should Know”

Wyandot’s Rob Sarlls sits down with News Director Randy Bigley for WMRN’s “CEO’s You Should Know” podcast to discuss how Better for You Snacks are driving the Company’s success and spurring rene...

WMRN’s “CEO’s You Should Know”
11/12/2018 3:23:00 PM

Future of Salty Snacks

Robert Sarlls shares with bakingbusiness.com about the bright future of the salty snack food industry.

Future of Salty Snacks
10/16/2018 10:45:00 AM


Funds Will Help Construct New Warren G. Harding Presidential Center Opening in 2020 and Restore Original Harding Home

8/29/2018 6:19:00 AM


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