Fred E. Brown


International Food Products has a rich heritage, starting with International Food Products’ founder Fred Brown.  It was Fred’s initiative, optimism and vision that gave him the confidence to purchase International Distributing Corp. in 1974 and, over four decades, build a team that would grow it into the successful, customer-focused food manufacturer and distributor, International Food Products.

Fred started his college education at the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he studied psychology and sociology. After two years of college studies, he left to serve in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1962, when he returned to attend Washington University in his hometown of St. Louis, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

Launching his business career in sales and operations at United Bags/International Distributing Corp., Fred quickly moved up the ranks. He eventually served as president of both companies from 1966 to 1974, when he purchased International Distributing Corp.