Press Release

The Suter Company Welcomes Paul Callaghan As President & CEO

Tim Suter transitions to Executive Chairman of The Suter Company

Sycamore, IL (February 6, 2024): The Suter Company, headquartered in Sycamore, IL, welcomed Paul Callaghan as the new President and CEO, effective February 5, 2024. The addition of Callaghan to The Suter Company’s leadership team also has Tim Suter transitioning into the Executive Chairman role with the Company.

Callaghan’s addition to The Suter Company as President and CEO will see him responsible for all aspects of the business and overall leadership of the company. Suter’s transition into the Executive Chairman role will focus on the Company’s strong culture and ensuring continued operations as a “Business, on a Mission” to Enrich Lives for Generations. As the Company continues to grow, it is critical the company culture stays true to the core values and vision. Serving people – both at work and in the community – is a core element of The Suter Company’s vision for growth so it is possible to flourish in the long term.

Commenting on welcoming Callaghan to The Suter Company, Executive Chairman Tim Suter said, “I am thrilled to have Paul joining The Suter Company as our new President and CEO. His extensive experience and match to our culture makes Paul the right person to lead the Company through our next stage of growth. As we approach our 100th anniversary and now that we are 100% employee-owned, our Board of Directors was unanimous in their thinking that the timing was perfect to add Paul’s talent to lead our team.”

Callaghan’s deep history and understanding of mid-size companies to large corporations will be certain to drive The Suter Company’s growth and expansion goals over the next decade. His most recent role as the CFO/COO of Harvest Food Group, a co-packing and private labeling food manufacturer, saw him lead rapid sales growth during his tenure through a strategic focus on operational and culture driven initiatives.

When asked about joining The Suter Company, President and CEO Paul Callaghan said, “Becoming a part of an organization with such a rich history, strong core values and vision, and a company culture that is truly lived each day is an honor and a privilege. I knew when I had the opportunity to get to know Tim, the Board of Directors, and the leadership team that being a part of an organization so deeply committed to its employee-owners, the community, and its customers fell perfectly in line with my vision and values.”

About The Suter Company

Founded in 1925, The Suter Company is a 100% Employee-Owned leader in the refrigerated and shelf stable food manufacturing industry. We provide real-world solutions to our customers throughout the United States and Canada, and pride ourselves on bringing industry-leading innovation and custom solutions to respond to the needs of each of our customers. The Suter Company continues to experience extraordinary employee growth, with plans to add more than 30 new roles by the end of 2024. For more information on The Suter Company and our employee opportunities, please visit us at

Paul Callaghan Bio

With more than 30 years of experience in finance, operations, and leadership, Paul Callaghan joins The Suter Company as the new President and CEO, as of February 5, 2024. Callaghan brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his background in leadership roles across multiple sectors, including food manufacturing.

Callaghan’s career started with an impressive 20-year tenure at Motorola, Inc. focused on financial operations and leadership roles. His subsequent positions saw Callaghan adding to his experience with senior leadership positions in electronics development and manufacturing, and the food & beverage industries.

Callaghan obtained his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Illinois State University, and a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. He and his wife, Margie, have two college-age sons and live in Lisle, IL.


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