Ruiz Foods Named 1st Hispanic-Owned Manufacturing Firm in U.S. by Hispanic Business Magazine June 2010

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Ruiz Foods, the nation's largest frozen Mexican food manufacturer and makers of the El Monterey and Tornados brands, is named the number one Hispanic-owned manufacturing firm in the United States. The family-owned company is now led by third generation Bryce Ruiz, president and ceo and elder sister, Kim Ruiz Beck, chairman of the board.

L TO R: Bryce Ruiz, president and ceo; Kim Ruiz Beck, chairman of the board

It’s a commitment my dad and grandfather made when they co founded Ruiz Foods in 1964. We are very proud of what our Team Members and our vision continue to accomplish.

According to the June 2010 issue of Hispanic Business Magazine, Ruiz Foods, Inc., the nation’s largest frozen Mexican food manufacturer and makers of the El Monterey and Tornados brands, is ranked:

  • 1st among the top 10 U.S. Hispanic-owned manufacturing companies in the United States (in 2009, Ruiz Foods, Inc. ranked 2nd) and
  • 1st among the top 500 U.S. Hispanic-owned manufacturing companies in the State of California (In 2009, Ruiz Foods, Inc. ranked 1st).
  • 6th among the top 500 Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States according to the June, 2009 issue of Hispanic Business Magazine. (In 2009, Ruiz Foods, Inc. ranked 14th).

“We attribute our success to our commitment to respond to the consumer’s desire for food that brings convenience, great taste, quality ingredients and solid value to the family,” said Bryce Ruiz, President and CEO, Ruiz Foods. “It’s a commitment my dad and grandfather made when they co founded Ruiz Foods in 1964. We are very proud of what our Team Members and our vision continue to accomplish.”

ABOUT RUIZ FOODS

Ruiz Foods is a privately owned corporation with corporate offices in Dinuba, Calif. Third-generation Bryce Ruiz, the elder son, is President and CEO. Kim Ruiz Beck, the elder daughter is chairman. Their father, Fred Ruiz, is Co Founder and Chairman Emeritus.

Ruiz Foods is dedicated to premium quality, authentically prepared frozen foods selling to all channels of distribution: retail, convenience store, clubs, vending, industrial and foodservice. The Tornado brand, introduced just five years ago, has revolutionized the use of the roller grill in convenience stores and is also available in retail grocery stores nationwide. The El Monterey® brand is the market leader within the frozen Mexican food category and the No. 1 brand of frozen Mexican food in the U.S. Ruiz Foods employs over 2,500 Team Members in three facilities located in the U.S. For more information regarding Ruiz Foods, please visit http://www.ElMonterey.com. For more information about Tornados, please visit http://www.MyTornados.com.

Contact: Pat Summers
559-285-1100
pas(at)smgroupinc(dot)com

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