A Family Business, EST. 1935

Unlike most meat packaging companies today, we’re still family owned and operated—and still dedicated to supplying not just quality products but customized solutions. 

Prime Directives

We know that our people are the main reason for our success in the meat packaging industry. And we believe that the only way to truly succeed is to do business with integrity.

Develop Strong Relationships

Keep your word and treat people with respect. Around here, a handshake still means something.

Never Compromise on Quality or Safety

We’re not just putting out products; we’re putting food on consumers' plates. We take that responsibility seriously.

Listen and Learn

It’s the only way to deliver what your customer really needs. Remember: two ears, one mouth.

  • BILLY ROSENTHAL Founder, Executive Board Member, Partner team/Billy.jpg <p>Billy Rosenthal is the grandson of Ben, who founded the original Standard Meat Company in 1935. Along with Donald Freedman, Billy re-established Standard Meat Company in 1995, and serves on the board of directors. He is also chairman of <a href="http://penrose-llc.com/" target="_blank">Penrose Group, LLC,</a> a Fort Worth–based private investment firm specializing in the food manufacturing industry, and a board member of Syracuse Food Group and Bounty Minerals.</p> <p>Billy helped found CTI Foods in 2003 and was its chairman until the company was sold in 2010. In 1989, he founded and served as CEO of KPR Holdings, a diversified food manufacturing company, after leaving his role as president of the original Standard Meat, which was sold to Sara Lee Corporation in 1983. </p> <p>Billy earned a B.A. in business from the University of Texas at Austin in 1972. In 2005, he was inducted into the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame.</p>
  • BEN ROSENTHAL CEO, Co-President, Board Member, Partner team/Ben.jpg <p>Ben Rosenthal, the son of Billy Rosenthal, took the reins as CEO and Co-President of Standard Meat in 2019. Ben also serves as the Managing Partner of Penrose, the Rosenthal family’s single family office in Fort Worth, Texas. Ben began his career in New York at Goldman Sachs &amp; Co. in its Financial Institutions Group within the Investment Banking division. He received a B.S. in commerce with concentrations in finance and accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Ben currently serves on the boards of Syracuse Food Group, Trinity Valley School, and The Center for Transforming Lives.</p>
  • ASHLI ROSENTHAL BLUMENFELD Co-President, Board Member, Partner team/Ashli.jpg <p>Ashli Blumenfeld, Billy’s daughter, took on the role of Co-President in 2019. She is also the Marketing Director of Penrose, the Rosenthal family’s single family office. Prior to joining Standard Meat, Ashli was the Sales and Marketing Manager at CTI Foods, where she specialized in the Soup and Sauce division. After graduating from Tulane University in 2003 with a B.A. in communications and a minor in business, Ashli spent five years in New York City as the Public Relations Manager at menswear fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna and womenswear brand St. John Knits. Ashli serves on the boards of Syracuse Food Group, Cook Children’s Medical Center, the Fort Worth Zoo, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.</p>
  • HOWARD KATZ Vice President of Business Development, Board Member, Partner team/Howard.jpg <p>Howard Katz began his food service career with the original Standard Meat Company in 1978, under the leadership of Manny Rosenthal. He has been a partner since the rebirth of Standard Meat in 1995 and currently heads the company’s business development team. Howard was a founder of Kettle Cooked Foods in 1989, KPR Foods in 1992, and CTI Foods in 2003, the latter two in cooperation with longtime friend Billy Rosenthal. Howard earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas in 1974.</p>
  • STEVE HUDGINS Board Member team/Steve.jpg <p>Steve joined Penrose Group and the Rosenthal family office in 2011 to serve as Chief Investment Officer and to partner with the family in private equity investing and the operations of closely held businesses. Steve manages the private investment portfolio, including the evaluation, negotiation, approval, and monitoring of numerous holdings. He serves on the board of Syracuse Sausage Company and as a partner in various entities with the Rosenthal family. Steve began his career in banking, serving in various capacities with the FDIC, Bank One, and JP Morgan. He entered family office management in 2002 with Beall Investments to assist with the formation of the family office and management of numerous holdings, including operations in the finance and real estate industries. Steve holds a BBA from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has served on a number of professional and charitable organizations’ boards, including the Tarrant County Bankers Association, Junior Achievement, the OU President’s Associates, and the OU Alumni Association of Fort Worth, where he currently serves as the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee. He is a Leadership Fort Worth graduate, served as a ‘Big’ for ten years in the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, and coached countless Little League baseball and basketball games.</p>
  • JIM MCCOY Chief Financial Officer <p>Jim McCoy has more than a quarter century of experience in corporate finance. Before becoming our CFO, Jim served as CAO of a $4 billion publicly held commercial and industrial services company; executive vice president of an operating company within Tyson Foods, Inc.; and CFO of Corporate Brand Foods America (CBFA).</p> <p>Earlier, Jim was vice president of finance and administration, CFO, and chairman of the executive committee of International Trading Company (ITC), at the time the largest provider of private-label luncheon meats to retailers in North America.</p> <p>Jim received his B.B.A. from Texas A&amp;M University in 1986. In addition to his work for Standard Meat, he is also a registered representative with FINRA and a CPA.</p>
  • SCOTT BOLEMAN Vice President of Operations, Dallas <p>Scott Boleman started with Standard Meat in 2009 as head of the quality department. He is now responsible for manufacturing operations, business development, and regulatory affairs at the company’s Dallas facility.</p> <p>Scott earned his B.S. in animal science at Texas A&amp;M University in 1991, and his M.S. in animal science (specializing in meat science) at Louisiana State University two years later. He earned a Ph.D. in animal science (specializing in meat science) at Texas A&amp;M in 1997.</p>
  • TOM ALLEN Vice President of Operations, Fort Worth <p>As General Manager of the Fort Worth facility, Mr. Allen oversees all aspects of operations, including safety, quality, cost control, revenue, and management of the facility’s operations team. He is also responsible for customer service, ensuring all needs are met and accounted for in a timely manner. Prior to joining Standard Meat in June 2014, Tom spent 21 years with Cargill in several locations and roles. For the last 10 years, he was the General Manager of large beef processing facilities in Guelph, Ontario, and Dodge City, Kansas. Both facilities employed up to 2,800 people and processed up to 6,000 head of cattle per day. Mr. Allen graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in business, with a major in finance and a minor in accounting.</p>
  • PENROSE GROUP, LLC Fort Worth, Texas <p>A private investment company established by the Rosenthal family, Penrose Group has diversified holdings in the public and private equity markets, with a focus on the food manufacturing industry. In addition to Standard Meat Company, past and present investments include CTI Foods, KPR Foods, Syracuse Food Group, and others. Learn more at <a href="http://penrose-llc.com/" target="_blank">penrose-llc.com</a></p>
  • SYRACUSE SAUSAGE Ponder, Texas <p>Syracuse Sausage makes premium sausages and meatballs from authentic recipes and pure, simple ingredients. The family-owned business joined forces with the Rosenthal family in 2012—but it is still a family-run business. Syracuse serves national restaurant chains, major grocery stores, and other food-service firms.  <a href="http://www.syracusesausage.com/" target="_blank">syracusesausage.com</a></p>