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Peacock Foods is a leading innovator in food manufacturing, packaging and supply chain solutions. Many of the largest consumer packaged goods companies in the food industry partner with us to bring their most well-known brands to consumers.

Trust and great food solutions are at the foundation of every one of our customer relationships. That’s the way it’s been since Harold Peacock started the company in 1942. But it’s our performance that keeps them coming back.

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Many things set Peacock apart from other contract packagers. It all starts with viewing ourselves as a virtual extension of our customers. We don’t just fill orders. We share our expertise and work hand-in-hand with our customers to provide them with supply chain solutions that support their growth plans.  And we do it better and faster, with exceptional quality, and at less cost.

Customers choose us for many different reasons. The sheer length of time we’ve been in business. The way we efficiently manage our day-to-day business to keep costs low. The scale at which we operate.  And the ways we’re evolving our workplace systems to create an environment that drives our success and our customers’ successes.



On the strength of a handshake with his first customer, Harold Peacock established the company’s reputation as a trustworthy and reliable partner. We’re entrusted with building on that legacy every day.

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1942 – Harold Peacock founds Peacock Engineering as a processor and packager of military replacement parts and vehicles during WWII.

1982 – Peacock diversifies into industrial packaging. Following the recession of the early 1980’s Peacock repositions itself as a consumer products manufacturer.

1990 – Continuing to look for opportunities to grow, Peacock expands into secondary food packaging.

1998 – Peacock transitions to packaging consumer food products. The Lunchables brand was among the earliest packaging contracts.

2002 – Peacock acquires Production Packaging, Inc., which includes its facility in Geneva, IL, providing primary packaging capabilities.

2004 – Peacock expands into a facility in Itasca, IL, which focuses on USDA refrigerated and frozen products.

2005 – Peacock achieves USDA certification.

2006 – Peacock expands into a facility in Carol Stream, IL, focused on refrigerated projects.

2007 – Behrman Capital acquires Peacock, providing additional resources for growth. The Bolingbrook, IL, facility opens.

2010 – Private-equity firm Charlesbank Capital Partners (CCP) acquires Peacock Engineering Company. CCP begins investing in the development and growth of Peacock as a focused food manufacturer and industry-leading provider of outsourced primary packaging and comprehensive supply chain solutions to preeminent brands in North America’s food industry.

2012 – The Geneva, IL, location expands.

2014 – Peacock opens a facility in Romeoville, IL.

2015 – Peacock acquires L&L Foods, with facilities in Anaheim, CA, and Wilmington, OH. L&L is a leading provider of high volume, single-serve/portion-control packages of food products. These products are primarily used in prepared salad packages and in fast-growing food-away-from-home venues.

2016 – With the integration of L&L Foods, Peacock Engineering changes its name to Peacock Foods to clearly communicate its focus on primary packaging and processing for the food industry.

Our values define who we are and guide our actions every day. We promise each other and our customers we will:

Do the right thing.

Protect our people and our brands (ours and our customers’).


With our customers and with each other to provide flexibility and speed to market.


Grow the company through the success and growth of our customers and our employees.

Foster trust.

Be open, honest and accountable, do what we say we will do.

Think LEAN …

in everything we do. Relentlessly focus on eliminating waste.

Deliver value.

Deliver value to our customers and our shareholders.



Our senior leadership team is made up of food industry veterans with with broad, extensive experience. Their insights, experiences and dedication are transforming Peacock and the way we work with customers.

Tom Sampson

Chief Executive Officer

Marty Kroll

Chief Financial Officer

Chuck Metzger

Chief Operating Officer

Sandy Bury

Vice President, Peacock Foods Human Resources

Steve Russell

Vice President, Peacock Foods Sales and Business Development

Steve Katzenberger

Vice President, Peacock Foods Operations

“What’s so energizing is that we are building our company through our people.  Providing a learning environment and creating career opportunities are integral to Peacock’s culture.  Just as important is having the ability to own decisions and implement improvements every day.  Having fun along the way makes it even better.”

~ Sandy Bury, Vice President, Peacock Foods Human Resources

“We know we have to meet or exceed our customers’ standards and expectations. We’re ready to take our business where they need us.”

~ Steve Russell, Vice President, Peacock Foods Sales and Business Development

“A leader is someone who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.  At Peacock, we have leaders at every level throughout the organization, which contributes to our success.”

~ Marty Kroll, Chief Financial Officer

"We are ruthlessly focused on customer needs. We have the ability to take on the entire process for them and can quickly scale up for large projects.”

~ Chuck Metzger, Chief Operating Officer

“We’re a virtual extension of our customer’s supply chain and provide a valuable route to market for their channel and new product innovation. We’re a food manufacturing company that supports customer growth with incredible speed-to-market and commercialization capabilities, creating opportunities for our people as they help build the business.”

~ Tom Sampson, Chief Executive Officer

“We earn our customers’ trust every day, with the quality of our products. We build safety and quality into every part of our business.”

~ Steve Katzenberger, Vice President, Peacock Foods Operations 


Team members
Locations in California, Illinois and Ohio
Average years of relationship with top 7 customers
Finished goods SKUs annually
Segments with significant scale—ambient, refrigerated and frozen
Square feet of combined location space

About Us

Peacock Foods is a focused food manufacturer and one of the largest providers of integrated supply chain and packaging solutions to the consumer food industry. We specialize in the manufacture of ambient, chilled and frozen food products with many innovative packaging solutions. Many of the largest companies in the U.S. partner with us to bring their most well-known, category-leading brands to consumers. Peacock operates seven facilities totaling more than two million square feet located in California, Illinois and Ohio.



Corporate Headquarters
1800 Averill Rd.
Geneva, IL 60134
By phone: 1.630.845.9400
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