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 insure 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


Benny Freihoff, Sales Manager

Benny Freihoff

Sales Manager

Kathy Freihoff, Sales

Kathy Freihoff


John Salas, Sales

John Salas


Doug Jonsson, CFO

Doug Jonsson

Accounting Assistant

Colleen Ronhaar, Administration

Colleen Ronhaar


Ryan Batallones, Administration

Ryan Batallones


Charlie Curtis

Charlie Curtis

QA Manager

Fernando Cucirramo Sales

Fernando Cucirramo


Deborah Lower, Accounting Manager

Deborah Lower

Accounting Manager

Jessica Schmiedeke, Logistics

Jessica Schmiedeke


Rene Posyton, Quality Control

Rene Posyton

Quality Control

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Abbott Blackstone International EU

Emanuel Mottl Director - Abbott Blackstone International, Munich, Germany

Emanuel Mottl


Benedikt Brenke, Operations Manager EU

Benedikt Brenke

Deputy Director

Angelika Bartsch, Sales

Angelika Bartsch


Jesse Mottl, Sales

Jesse Mottl


Aylin Rüsch, Sales

Aylin Rüsch


Iñaki Ugarte, Sales

Iñaki Ugarte


Deniz Lesprit, Quality Manager

Deniz Lesprit

Quality Manager

Freddy Zingel, Logistics Manager

Freddy Zingel

Logistics Manager

Mariann Blöbaum, Finance Manager

Mariann Blöbaum

Finance Manager

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