Tucker Family

MEET THE FAMILY

Family is at the center of everything we do at Maple Leaf Farms. Since our beginning, the Tucker family has aimed to cultivate our business to be a family-like community within our company & with our customers. We welcome you to join our Maple Leaf Farms community!

MORE THAN JUST A COMPANY - THE MAPLE LEAF FARMS FAMILY

At Maple Leaf Farms, people do not just join our company–they become part of our family.

Four generations of the Tucker family have served in the company, but they know they could not have gotten to where we are today without our incredible employees. From our different facilities to our farms, the Tuckers consider our employees as an extension of their family, and invite our customers to be part of our community as well.

Our founder and first generation family member, Donald Wentzel, started our company in 1958 with the mission of fostering family meal experiences that would last a life time. The Tuckers have carried on this vision for more than 60 years with the help of a great team who shares their values that are centered around the importance of family, fun and creative meal experiences.

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By working together, Maple Leaf Farms has grown into the leading duck producer in North America. We are so thankful to our corporate family and community for contributing to our progress and success. Let's continue to grow together for generations to come.

The Tucker Family

Terry Tucker

Terry Tucker

CEO & Chairman of the Board - 2nd Generation

Terry has been leading Maple Leaf Farms for over 55 years. As our current CEO & Chairman of our Board, Terry has set out to establish Maple Leaf Farms as an industry leader for many years. Throughout his career, Terry has used his diverse work experiences to serve as a valuable voice on many business, industry & government boards. His humility & wisdom has shaped our company culture. Terry received his degree from Purdue University in Agriculture Economics and later received an Honorary Doctorate of Agriculture from Purdue due to his accomplishments.

Sandra Tucker

Sandra Tucker

Vice Chair of the Board - 2nd Generation

Sandra's father started our company in 1958 , and she and Terry met and married soon after. She is our current Vice Chair of our Board and was a well accomplished Doctor in Psychology throughout local schools and healthcare for over 20 years. Sandra graduated with a BS from Purdue University, MA from Manchester College, MS from Saint Francis University , & a PhD from Ball State University.

Scott Tucker

Scott Tucker

Co-President & Board Member - 3rd Generation

Scott has worked for Maple Leaf Farms for over 30 years. Starting as a teenager, he worked throughout the company, until he landed in his current Co-President role in 2001. Scott now heads up Operations, Quality Assurance, Live Production, Distribution & the National Duck Council. He is also part of our Board of Directors. Scott graduated with a BS in management from Purdue University and an MBA from University of Wisconsin- Madison. Scott and his wife, Wende, are parents to Zach & Alli.

John Tucker

John Tucker

Co-President & Board Member - 3rd Generation

John has worked for Maple Leaf Farms for over 25 years. Starting as a teenager, he worked throughout the company until he landed in his current Co-President role in 2001. John now heads up Sales & Marketing, HR, R&D, IT, Business Ventures & our China Division. He is also part of our Board of Directors. John studied Restaurant & Hotel Management and Psychology at Purdue University. John and his wife, Maria, are parents to Olivia, Jack & Julia.

Tricia Rice

Tricia Rice

Board Member - 3rd Generation

Tricia joined Maple Leaf Farms for several years in the marketing department. She has been a board member for many years and is our go to for family council communications. Tricia graduated from Ball State University prior to her time at Maple Leaf. She and her husband, John Rice (JR), are parents to Sam & Hannah.

Olivia Tucker

Olivia Tucker

Duck Marketing Manager - 4th Generation

Starting her 3rd year full time , Olivia Tucker is currently Maple Leaf Farm’s Duck Marketing Manager. Previously our International Marketing Coordinator for 2 years, she helped grow Maple Leaf's international presence prior to taking on her new role. Olivia graduated from Purdue University in 2018 majoring in Marketing and Strategic Management. Before starting full-time, she interned with Maple Leaf Farms and the Sydney Opera House. She is John's daughter.

Sam Rice

Sam Rice

Territory Sales Representative - 4th Generation

Sam recently started with Maple Leaf Farms in his Territory Rep position. He helps manage sales in Indiana, Ohio & Kentucky reporting to his regional Brooks Stogsdill. Prior to his current role , he worked at Maple Leaf Farm's down & feather sister company in Grand Rapids, Down Inc., as a Hospitality Channel Sales Representative. He graduated from Purdue University in 2019, majoring in Finance. Sam is Tricia's son.

Alli Tucker

Alli Tucker

Territory Sales Representative - 4th Generation

Alli recently started with Maple Leaf Farms in her Territory Rep position. She helps manage sales in Maryland, Virginia & Washington DC reporting to her regional Greg Moore. Prior to her current role , she worked as a communications director and deputy press secretary for two congressmen on Capitol hill and worked for Guidehouse consulting for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She graduated from Purdue University in 2015, majoring in Communication and Spanish. Alli and her husband, Vince, are parents to their two cats Drew & Columbia. Alli is Scott's daughter.

Zach Tucker

Zach Tucker

Director of QA Communications & Compliance - 4th Generation

Zach has worked at Maple Leaf Farms for about 8 years. He started out in the Live production department as a Special Projects Coordinator then moved to manage our Live Production Audits & Research Projects until he landed his current Director Role in Quality Assurance. Zach graduated from Purdue University in 2012 where he studied Animal Science & Agribusiness. Zach and his wife, Gabby, are parents to Penelope. Zach is Scotts son.

Penelope Tucker

Penelope Tucker

First 5th Generation Family Member

Penelope is the newest addition to the family and is our first 5th Generation member. Only 3 months at the time of this photo, she is Zach and his wife, Gabby's, first child. Hobbies include: long naps, eating, late-night parties with mommy, tummy time and wearing her favorite duck robe.

Sales Team

Sam Rice

Sam Rice

Territory Sales Representative - 4th Generation

Sam recently started with Maple Leaf Farms in his Territory Rep position. He helps manage sales in Indiana, Ohio & Kentucky reporting to his regional Brooks Stogsdill. Prior to his current role , he worked at Maple Leaf Farm's down & feather sister company in Grand Rapids, Down Inc., as a Hospitality Channel Sales Representative. He graduated from Purdue University in 2019, majoring in Finance. Sam is Tricia's son.

Alli Tucker

Alli Tucker

Territory Sales Representative - 4th Generation

Alli recently started with Maple Leaf Farms in her Territory Rep position. She helps manage sales in Maryland, Virginia & Washington DC reporting to her regional Greg Moore. Prior to her current role , she worked as a communications director and deputy press secretary for two congressmen on Capitol hill and worked for Guidehouse consulting for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She graduated from Purdue University in 2015, majoring in Communication and Spanish. Alli and her husband, Vince, are parents to their two cats Drew & Columbia. Alli is Scott's daughter.

Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose

Southern Region Sales Manager

Charlie manages all sales in Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi & Georgia. He has been part of the Maple Leaf Farms Family for over 20 years.

Jay Sullivan

Jay Sullivan

Western Region Sales Manager

Jay manages all sales for California, Nevada, Arizona & Hawaii. He has been part of the Maple Leaf Farms Family for over 20 years.

Brian Beam

Brian Beam

Foodservice National Accounts Manager

Brian manages all sales for national food service chains & accounts. He has been part of the Maple Leaf Farms Family for over 20 years.

Greg Moore

Greg Moore

Mid-Atlantic Region Sales Manager

Greg manages all sales for Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland & Western NY along with the assistance of his Territory Rep, Alli Tucker. Greg has been part of the Maple Leaf Farms Family for over 5 years.

Dan O Neill

Dan O'Neill

Northeast Region Sales Manager

Dan manages all sales in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Eastern NY & New Jersey. He has been part of the Maple Leaf Farms Family for over 10 years.

Nicole Murdoch

Nicole Murdoch

Northcentral Region Sales Manager

Nicole manages all sales in Illinois & Wisconsin. She heads up all sales going through Chicago. She has been part of the Maple Leaf Farms Family for over 3 years. Fun fact: both of her parents work for Maple Leaf Farms as well!

Brooks Stogsdill

Brooks Stogsdill

Central Region Sales Manager

Brooks Manages all sales for Indiana, Michigan, Ohio & Kentucky with the assistance of his Territory Rep, Sam Rice. He has been part of the Maple Leaf Farms Family for over 2 years.

John Palumbo

John Palumbo

Club Stores Corporate Accounts Manager

John manages all sales for Club & Bulk format stores. He has been part of the Maple Leaf Farms Family for over 15 years.

Albert Hernandez

Albert Hernandez

Midwest Region Sales Manager

Albert manages all sales for Iowa, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & New Mexico. He has been part of the Maple Leaf Farms Family for over 3 years.

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Tami Kelly

Retail Corporate Accounts Manager

Tami manages sales for our major national retail accounts. She has been part of the Maple Leaf Farms Family for over 5 years.

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Don Ruffin

Northwest Region Sales Manager

Don manages all sales for Washington state, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming & Alaska. He has been part of the Maple Leaf Farms Family for over 10 years.

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David Diehm

Southeast Region Sales Manager

David manages all sales for Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas & South Carolina. He has been part of the Maple Leaf Farms Family for over 10 years.

About the Maple Leaf Family

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HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

Since 1958, Maple Leaf Farms has been committed to expanding while adhering to our values. Our founder, Donald Wentzel, sparked the idea that brought us years of success and growth to follow.

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