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consultant , industrial food broker

John Martin Sutton, industrial food broker, consultant.


Sutton, John Martin was born on July 21, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Martin Luther and Margaret Louise (O'Conner) Sutton.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Purdue University, 1948. Postgraduate, Indiana University, 1963.


Office sales, Hydraulic Press Brick Company, Indianapolis, 1946-1952;district manager, Union Starch & Refining Company, St. Louis, 1952-1968;regional manager, Union Division Miles laboratories, Chicago, 1968-1971;director bulk sales, Corn Sweeteners Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa., 1971-1972;director bulk sales, Corn Refining Division ADM, Cedar Rapids, 1972;vice president, general manager, Edible Soy Products, Waterloo, Iowa., 1972-1976;executive vice president, secretary, treasurer, Scholl-Sutton, Inc., St. Louis, 1976-1991;president, Chief Executive Officer, Sutton & Heinz, Inc., St. Louis, since 1991;also board directors. Board directors Scholl-Sutton, Inc. Chairman of the Board, president, Chief Executive Officer Sutton Food Ingredients Inc.

President and Chief Executive Officer Sutton & Heinz, Inc., also board directors.


Vice president Brentwood (Missouri) Optimist Club, 1962-1967. Member Elks Lodge, Waterloo, 1974-1976. 1st sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946.

Member American Association Cereal Chemists, Institute Food Technologies (executive committee St. Louis section since 1980, national counselor Chicago 1985-1989), Missouri Food Processors Association, Cherry Hills Country Club, Scottish Rite, Masons.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, golfing, spectator sports, music.


Married Charlotte Jane Lewis, February 9, 1944. Children: Nancy Ann, Margaret Jane, John Junior, Mary Janet, Barbara Gail, Linda Sue, Richard Lewis.

Martin Luther Sutton

Margaret Louise (O'Conner) Sutton

Charlotte Jane Lewis

Nancy Ann Sutton

Margaret Jane Sutton

John Junior Sutton

Mary Janet Sutton

Barbara Gail Sutton

Linda Sue Sutton

Richard Lewis Sutton