Brian PerryExecutive Vice President & Chairman
Brian Perry is a fourth generation member of this 96-year-old family business started by his great grandfather, H. Morton Perry. In his role as executive vice president, Brian brings a wealth of experience in operations, company heritage, and industry relations. Brian serves as liaison to the community and works closely with industry and government representatives on issues impacting the company.
His 30 years of experience, numerous contacts and an understanding of how to get things done make him the company’s “go-to guy”.
Brian holds an AAS from Alfred State College and a BS in Business Administration from Canisius College.
Brian most recently served as the Chairman for the International Ice Cream Association along with several other IICA and International Dairy Foods Association positions. In January, Brian was presented with the 2013 Soaring Eagle Award, the same award presented to his father Tom in 1999. The award recognizes the extraordinary service of leaders in the dairy industry and those who have provided exemplary leadership to the IDFA. He is also a firm believer in giving back to the community and volunteers his time to organizations such as the Akron Lions Club, the Village of Akron Planning Board, and to the Akron Central School Pathways Program. He was also instrumental in bringing Junior Achievement courses to the Akron Central School.
Brian had a vision to start a local Industrial Refrigeration school in Western New York and with the help of former Senator Mary Lou Rath and William Mariani, past President of Erie Community College, the first classes began January 2005. In 2008, he worked with the New York State Thruway Authority and State Representatives to pass a bill allowing tractor trailer doubles to exit off the I-90 at Pembroke. Most recently, Brian is leading the effort to start a food processing curriculum at ECC in support of the local labor demand for food manufacturers. Brian, Jayne, and their daughter Jenna, enjoy helping in the community and taking family excursions together.