Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest quality food products from Asia, South America, India, Sri Lanka and Europe. Our sourcing approach is different. We have long-standing relationships and partnerships with our suppliers and visit them regularly to ensure the best quality.

Abbott Blackstone Co. was founded in 1989 by Kurt Paine. Having worked all of his life in the food business, he had a lot of experience prior to founding Abbott Blackstone.
It all started back in the 1970’s, when he worked for one of the first natural food distributors in the U.S. After that he worked for an herb importer, distributor and manufacturer. Kurt then started a successful herb distribution business that he sold several years later. The next few years were spent as a natural foods broker in Northern California and finally 5 years working for a Chinese Importing company in San Francisco. At the end of this, he had a vision for his own company and started Abbott Blackstone.
Abbott Blackstone is a family-owned and operated business with Kurt at the helm, his sons Benny and Emanuel and daughter Kathy also work with him in the business. Benny heads up sales and purchasing for natural and organic ingredients, Kathy also handles sales of bulk and natural ingredient while John Salas handles sales of products in cans, jars and drums, as well as IQF items. Emanuel heads up the EU office.

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Abbott Blackstone USA

Kurt Paine, President

Kurt Paine

President

Benny Freihoff, Sales Manager

Benny Freihoff

CEO

Kathy Freihoff, Sales

Kathy Freihoff

CFO

Emanuel Mottl Director - Abbott Blackstone International, Munich, Germany

Emanuel Mottl

COO U.S. Office and COO EU Office

John Salas, Sales

John Salas

Sales

Fernando Cucirramo Sales

Fernando Cucirramo

Sales

Adam Dunn, Sales

Adam Dunn

Sales

Charlie Curtis

Charlie Curtis

QA Manager

Rene Posyton, Quality Control

Rene Posyton

Quality Control

Colleen Ronhaar, Administration

Colleen Ronhaar

Logistics Manager

Aubrey Eisenmen, Logistics

Aubrey Eisenmen

Logistics

Diana Templar, Logistics

Diana Templar

Logistics

Juan Infante

Juan Infante

Logistics

Katarina Lekas, Accounting Manager

Katarina Lekas

Accounting Manager

Tifanie Dunn

Accounting Assistant

U.S. Customer Support

Communicate directly with our office in the U.S.

+1-727-461-5626
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Abbott Blackstone International EU

Emanuel Mottl Director - Abbott Blackstone International, Munich, Germany

Emanuel Mottl

Director

Benedikt Brenke, Operations Manager EU

Benedikt Brenke

Director

Angelika Bartsch, Sales

Angelika

Sales

Jesse Mottl, Sales

Jesse

Sales

Aylin Rüsch, Sales

Aylin

Sales

Deniz Lesprit, Quality Manager

Deniz

Operations Executive

Freddy Zingel, Logistics Manager

Freddy

Logistics Manager

Mariann Blöbaum, Finance Manager

Mariann

Finance Manager

Manfredi Pecoraro, Sales Manager

Manfredi

Sales Manager

Emilie

Import Manager

Nadja Pecoraro, Quality Manager

Nadja

Quality Manager

International Customer Support

Communicate directly with our international office

+49-89-5484-6100
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