History. Experience. Expertise.
Over a century and a half ago, Edgar Sergeant founded E.M. Sergeant Pulp & Chemical (EMS) with a mission to import, warehouse, and resell bulk materials and inorganic products to heavy industry. Successful from the very beginning, the company continued to prosper and provide value by contributing to the effort in World War II as a distributor of bulk chlorine to the US government.
Years later, as the old guard made way for new corporate leadership, Albert Reisch, Sr. secured a controlling interest in the company and set it on a path toward increased growth and innovation. Having begun his career at EMS as a clerk, Sr. took what he had learned from his mentor Edgar Sergeant and used it to expand the distribution of domestic manufactured items and increase the importation and resale of not only bulk chemicals but also European oils and food commodities.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Albert Reisch, Jr. assumed leadership of the company in 1976, after Sr.’s sudden and unexpected passing. Having been raised in the family business, Jr. was uniquely qualified to lead EMS and was able to continue the company’s business operations without disruption. In recent years and under his watch, EMS has grown to include Sergeant Adjuvants as well as Sergeant Nutra, divisions that cater to the specialized markets of pharmaceutical adjuvants as well as ingredients for nutritional and food Industries.
Today, EMS is led by Albert, Jr.’s son, Scott A. Reisch, who runs day-to-day operations and spearheads future growth while his father retains the position of CEO and oversees operations. Under Scott’s leadership, and with two generations of family experience to support him, the company has continued to thrive, relying on wide-ranging expertise, deep knowledge of requirements and applications, long standing supplier relationships, and a never-ending passion to provide innovative products and raw materials to commercial and industrial clientele.
Recently, Scott partnered with Paul Knox and Chris Perticari to form Sergeant Dairy & Proteins (SDP), a new venture focused on dairy commodities, ingredients, proteins, and dairy blends. Paul, a recognized thought leader in the space, has been involved in the dairy and food ingredients industries for over 20 years, holding senior management positions for several dairy and dairy-related organizations.
Rounding out the SDP leadership team is Chris Perticari, who has more than 10 years’ worth of experience in the dairy industry specializing in product development. Chris has a track record of helping customers originate new products, develop custom blends, and secure the right products, at the right time, and for the right purpose. His experience in dairy extends all the way back to his family dairy farm in northwest New Jersey where he was raised, where he still lives with his wife and daughter, and that he continues to help operate.
The expertise of SDP’s team is unmatched, with many team members having earned USDA recognition as experts in the dairy industry. Indeed, Paul’s extensive network of dairy insiders and thought leaders gives him insight into, and a strong understanding of, market situations and has enabled him to author industry reports and provide customer forecasting for more than a decade. His Dairy Market Report, offered only from sergeantdairy.com, provides a unique and valuable perspective on trends, regulations, and other pertinent topics in and around dairy, and is the gold standard reference within the industry. For his part, Chris literally grew up in the dairy industry, and operates a working dairy farm. Dairy is as much in his veins as is blood.
Together with Scott - whose expertise in material distribution is unmatched - plus the 150-year history and infrastructure of the Sergeant family of companies, Sergeant Dairy & Proteins brings a combined two centuries worth of History, Experience, and Expertise to the task of partnering with industry to satisfy dairy and protein needs on a global scale.
The expertise of SDP’s team is unmatched, with many team members having earned USDA recognition as experts in the dairy industry. Together, Sergeant Dairy & Proteins brings a combined two centuries worth of History, Experience, and Expertise to the task of partnering with industry to satisfy dairy and protein needs on a global scale.
Scott A. Reisch
Senior Dairy Expert