Sheboygan Falls, Wis. – The board of directors of Johnsonville Holdings, Inc. elected Michael Stayer-Suprick to succeed Ralph C. Stayer as its next CEO. Johnsonville Holdings is the parent company of Johnsonville, LLC, the 74-year-old sausage company based in Sheboygan Falls, Wis.
In this additional role, Stayer-Suprick will help lead the overall investment strategy and direction of the family enterprise, which includes Johnsonville, LLC. Stayer-Suprick is currently the president of Johnsonville’s international business.
“Over the last several years, Michael has demonstrated leadership strengths and a commitment to developing our members while growing this business,” said his father and Johnsonville Holdings Chairman, Ralph Stayer. “I’m proud that he will continue the family legacy and place us in a position to succeed now and in the future.”
About Johnsonville, LLC
Wisconsin-based Johnsonville is the No. 1 national brand of brats, Italian sausage, smoked-cooked links and fresh breakfast sausage links. Johnsonville employs approximately 2,000 members. Each member takes ownership of product quality to ensure the excellence and “Big Flavor” of Johnsonville. Founded in 1945 by the late Ralph F. and Alice Stayer, the company remains privately owned today.