Louie Gentine

IDFA Cheese Board Chair / CEO, Sargento Foods Inc.

Louie Gentine is Chief Executive Officer, Sargento Foods.

As a third-generation family owner, Louie has worked at the cheese company in many capacities - from washing trucks in high school to working on the production lines, in accounts receivable and retail sales during college.

Following family succession rules, Louie worked outside of the company as a commercial lender at American National Bank in Chicago 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 marketing, production and procurement.

Following several promotions, Louie assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer in October 2013.

Louie is married to Paula. They have four children and live in Plymouth, Wisconsin.