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Giovanni CEO, Manager Honored

May 23, 2013

Giovanni Food Co. CEO Louis DeMent and plant manager Timothy Budd were honored recently, the company announced.

DeMent was named the New York State 2013 Small Business Person of the Year, chosen by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Budd earned the 2013 Innovator of the Year award from the Manufacturers Association of Central New York.

Giovanni Food is a producer of tomato-based products, starting with pasta sauce since its founding in 1934.

“I am very proud and humbled that our company has been recognized for these awards,” DeMent said in a news release.