Peter Pappas

Clement Pappas
Inducted 2012

Peter Pappas of the Clement Pappas Company. From 1966 until his death in 2010, Peter Pappas was dedicated to the company founded by his father, a first-generation immigrant from Greece. The Clement Pappas Company began as a small vegetable cannery in the fertile farming region of the “Garden State” in southern New Jersey. Peter recognized that building on a foundation of private label would be the key to future growth, continuing independence and ultimate success for the family-held company. He led the company’s expansion over four decades, establishing a nationwide presence as a private label juice and beverage company with five production plants and hundreds of employees. His legacy continued following the company’s merger with Lassonde, another family-held company that is among the top Canadian beverage suppliers.