We supply only the finest quality meat products.


Rob Vanden Broek – Chief Executive Officer

Joined in 1990. Rob spent his career building trust & relationships with customers. “EMS empowers its team to set goals, commit to lifelong learning and create an open environment that respects unique talents and abilities – in a culture focused on team based support. EMS allowed me to become more than I ever thought possible.”

Mark Ishoy – President

Joined in 2006. Mark has over 25 years of experience within the industry, in a variety of managerial roles and as an owner of a beef packing plant. “With our strong, committed buying group. EMS is able to find competitively priced meat that best fits the needs of many organizations in a changing regulatory environment.”

James Krall – Vice President

Joined September 2001. James worked his way through production and front office functioning at virtually every position. “Of all of the organizations I could have worked for, I chose Eastern because I believe it offered me the best opportunity to fulfill my career goal of taking control of my own destiny”.

Rick Laferriere – Chief Financial Officer

Joined February 2012. Richard is in charge of finance, business advising and administrative-infrastructure services. He has 25 years of experience working at ‘C’ suite & senior finance roles. “EMS is a high empowerment environment where people bring their talents and energy to aspire & achieve more collaboratively. We help feed the world.”

Brian White – Controller

Joined March 2007. Brian has 15 years of accounting experience. “EMS provides an environment that encourages mutual respect, collaboration and shared knowledge all focused on doing what it takes to meet our customers unique needs. We just help each other get to where we need to be.”

Message from EMS

At EMS we are proud of what we do. We’re focused on enhancing and encouraging the people and businesses with whom we interact.

Jonathan Brooks
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Did You Know?

Estimated 4.93 billion egg-laying hens in the world.

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