Who We Are

Founded in June 2012, Stay Fresh Foods is a family business formed expressly to deliver High Pressure Processing and value-added services to food and beverage processors. While we are a new company, we are no strangers to food production. Our management team shares a collective 65 years of food manufacturing experience. Our vision is to help processors realize the full advantages of proven HPP technology in food protection and innovation.

Having spent so much time on the production side, we know how important flexibility is in responding to processors’ individual needs. Even before establishing an HPP program, we can offer assistance with product development, focus groups, and packaging consulting. A strong relationship with nearby Northeast Labs affords convenient access to product testing expertise. Our operating schedule allows rapid turnaround for time-sensitive products, such as the new generation of “good-for- you” fresh juices and smoothies. Aiming to be a one-stop-shop for processors, we also offer case packing, date coding, labeling, storage, and distribution services.

At the heart of our business is the commitment to make every customer experience a positive one, and we go out of our way to meet that promise.

Meet the Founders

Amy Lawless

Managing Director

After graduating from Villanova University, Amy spent 10 years in supply chain management and financial consulting and three years in food purchasing before applying her business acumen to Stay Fresh Foods.

Joe Ragozzino

Vice President of Operations

Joe, who earned an EE degree from Northeastern University, first worked in the aeronautical industry and then in food plant operations. His deep technical expertise is a natural fit in the high pressure processing arena.

John Ragozzino

Director of Business Development

From his first odd jobs at the age of five, John literally grew up in the food business. As an adult, he led a successful food processing company through decades of growth. His “can-do” attitude is reflected in his oft-repeated motto: “Do it right or don’t do it at all!!”

Marge Ragozzino

Customer Relations

Marge’s interest in HPP is fueled by concern for the health and nutrition of our next generation, including four grandchildren of her own. When combined with her entrepreneurial experience in real estate, consumer goods, and home improvement, her background creates the perfect skill set to support Stay Fresh Foods customers.