Management Team

Rick Teeny, President
Rick grew up in the bakery and has spent 51 years of his life working at Teeny Foods. He received an Associate Degree in Business from Mt. Hood Community College. Rick also successfully completed three courses (Pizza Production Technology, Wholesale Commissary Pizza Technology and Frozen Dough Technology) from American Institute of Baking (AIB) in Kansas. In 1996, Rick and his wife, Deborah, bought out his brother and became the sole owners of Teeny Foods Corp. Rick works closely with engineering, operations, key accounts and product development.

Darryl Abram, General Manager & VP Sales
After 3 years as a member of our Advisory Board, Darryl agreed to join Teeny Foods in a management role in August, 1999. Darryl has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and experience with American Home Products (12 years) Sysco Food Service (2 years) and Fisher Mills Inc. (6 years), and owned his own consulting company. Darryl directs our sales and marketing effort as we significantly grow the business by broadening our product range and distribution channels. His 38 years of experience in the retail grocery, food service, and bakery industries have greatly influenced Teeny Foods’ significant growth

Michel Layoun, VP Operations
Michel has 28+ years of experience in product management, product quality, plant manufacturing and equipment maintenance. He was an engineer at Royal Crown Cola (7 years), VP of Operations at RC Bottling Company (12 years) as well as Director of Product Implementation for Partek Corporation. Michel joined the Teeny Foods team in July, 2005 as VP Operations and is an integral part of the management team. His responsibilities include production, purchasing, inventory control, shipping and receiving, quality assurance, and sanitation.

Deborah Teeny, Vice President
After graduating from Gresham High School in 1980, Sam Teeny (Rick’s father) hired her to work in the office. Deborah has been with Teeny Foods for 35 years. Her experience includes Customer Service, production scheduling, A/P & A/R, payroll and HR functions. Deborah’s current duties include strategic planning, corporate projects, banking support, and immigration. She serves on the Advisory Board for the company as majority owner of Teeny Foods.

Don Parsons, VP, Finance
Don has 33+ years of experience in accounting and finance at the corporate level. Don has a Bachelor’s and Masters Degree in Accounting, as well as Small Business Management Certification Program. He spent 7 years with Epson Portland Inc. as Accounting manager and 8 years with CAE Newnes, Inc. as Division Controller. Don has been with Teeny Foods since May of 2002 and performs all accounting functions up to and including year end financial statements and payroll/HR functions. He also handles product pricing.

Wally Wallace, VP, Engineering
Wally worked 10 years at Buttercup Bakery and nearly 25 years with Kroger/Fred Meyer bakery in Portland (maintaining 9 product lines). He has a total of over 48 years of chief engineering experience. He came to Teeny Foods in January 2001. As the VP of Engineering, he is responsible for managing the maintenance department, guiding our aggressive growth plans to increase plant capacity and expanding our automation.

Dave Hermanson, Plant Foreman
Dave joined Teeny Foods in October, 1977 right after graduating from Gresham High School. He has received special training in Food Safety, as well as Pizza Production Technology form AIB in Kansas. His duties include inventory control, product development, production scheduling and managing the Production Foremen. We have appreciated his consistent and dependable presence – 38 years of service, with only 3 days missed!