Who We Are


About Us.

Throughout four generations, Bedemco has built relationships with growers, processors and manufacturers all over the world. These relationships have earned Bedemco an excellent reputation as importers, exporters and manufacturers of dried fruits, dried vegetables, nuts and seeds.

Bedemco supplies the highest quality natural and organic ingredients to major industrial food manufacturers, bakeries, snack packers, bulk distributors and commercial food service chains. 

We service markets throughout the world, including North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Sourcing products around the globe, we work with only the most reputable producers to supply the very best products available, all processed in modern, state-of-the-art facilities.

As consumers ourselves, all of us at Bedemco share the concerns of our customers to find good tasting, healthful and nutritious products – pesticide and additive- free, non-genetically modified and organic, whenever possible. Let us make your job easier by providing you with the finest quality products and most conscientious service available.

For further information and inquiries, please contact us directly.

Bedemco History

Thanks to generations of international trading experience with agricultural commodities and a multitude of contacts, Eli Demeshulam started Bedemco in North America to develop a novel approach to supplying food products – educate quality processors around the globe about the preferences of Western consumers.

With an assortment of fruit, nut and seed items, we have grown through the years to become respected leaders and innovators in the import and export of agricultural products. We work closely with our customers to play an integral role in formulating industry standards, packaging design and marketing programs. We are proud of what we have accomplished. As we look to the future, we remain dedicated to this industry and its continued improvement.



Bedemco serves as a vital link between the global farming community and businesses and manufacturers. Our mission thrives on enriching lives with high-quality food ingredients sourced with responsibility and care from worldwide farmers. With a dedication to exceptional service and quality, our goal is to provide innovative solutions that cater to a diverse range of customers. While continuously setting industry standards, our operation cultivates partnerships grounded in transparency and mutual trust. Upholding customer satisfaction, conducting business with integrity, and respecting the unique value of individuals within our global food community are core to our commitment.

Core Values.

Customer Commitment: Prioritizing our customers above all else, striving to understand and fulfill their needs with exceptional service. We value and nurture our relationships with our customers, ensuring their satisfaction is at the forefront of our decision-making process.

Quality Excellence: We take pride in providing only the highest quality food ingredients. Our unwavering dedication to excellence drives us to source premium products, ensuring they meet the highest standards of safety, quality, and taste.

Transparent Integrity: Operating with complete transparency, building trust through open and honest communication. We hold ourselves accountable to our customers, suppliers, and each other, ensuring ethical practices in every aspect of our business.

Innovative Problem-Solving: Approaching challenges with a creative, solution-focused mindset, is at the core of our beliefs. We seek to provide innovative solutions for our customers’ unique needs, leveraging our industry expertise and global networks.

Diversity and Inclusion: We celebrate diversity and value the unique perspectives it brings to our organization. Our commitment to inclusion extends from our global supplier networks to our local teams, fostering an environment where every voice is heard, respected, and valued.


Our vision at Bedemco is one that embodies trust and transparency in the food ingredients industry. We aspire to cultivate confidence through our commitment to ethical, open, and honest business practices. From global farmers to global businesses and manufacturers, we envision a future where every stakeholder experiences the sincerity of our operations and the authenticity of our relationships. By setting new standards of transparency, we aim to open a window into the world of diverse, high-quality, and responsibly sourced ingredients.

Our Bedemco Family.


Eli Demeshulam


Thank you for taking the time to know more about our company, our family and me. My name is Eli and I am the current owner of Bedemco and semi-retired.

For the last over 40 years, I have worked hard to import and distribute safe ingredients to manufacturers in North America. As a third generation in this business (and now the fourth) I have seen this business change, grow and challenged in many ways but our focus always remained the same; be humble, be upfront, be honest, transparent and handle only products that you would be comfortable for your own family to consume.

With all that, I am proud to introduce to you to our new generation of Bedemco and our new products that you can safely and comfortably purchase to include them in your finished products. Peace to all


Daniel Demeshulam


At a young age as most children do, I looked up to my dad. And wanted to do what he did when I grew up. Here I am living the dream and working with my family, importing the highest quality ingredients.

Growing up in the food industry, I have always had a passion for understanding where our food ingredients come from. Being able to continue to further the business through our strength in partnerships both overseas and domestic, is where I feel right at home.


Natalie Levy

Director of Quality Control

Natalie Levy is a Food Scientist and Research Chef.  She has managed our Bedemco Quality Control Department for the past 15 years. Natalie loves using her food expertise to help our customers with all of their R&D and product questions! Never hesitate to call her!

She is grateful for the many friendships she has made with our suppliers and customers over the years.

When not with her Bedemco family, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband and two kids. Hiking, skiing, gardening, yoga, cooking, and playing guitar are some of her favorite hobbies.

Damian Osorovich

Damian Osorovich

Director of Everything

I grew up living between Bolivia and Argentina, but I am happy to call New York my home, where I have been living for the past 25 years. This is where I have built a wonderful family with my wife and two kids and have been working with the Bedemco family for over 20 years.

I have worked my way through the Bedemco ranks and handled almost every job here with Eli as my mentor. While I am still involved in several departments in some capacity my main focus currently is in Finance and managing and improving our ERP system. I am proud to be part of the strong foundation that Bedemco has which keeps the company grounded and stable, but allows us to meet our goals, overcome challenges, and continue evolving every year.

I am a believer in Continuous Improvement, and I am excited about the wonderful changes that we have made throughout these years, allowing us to provide better customer service and bringing us closer to our business partners.

Edward Nalder

Edward Nalder

Business Process Analyst

I have been working with Bedemco since January 2022. The food industry is brand new to me and so far, I have loved it. Being able to see how a company like Bedemco assists in bringing food to the table of consumers has been a unique experience. 

Prior to joining Bedemco I had multiple years of analytical experience that started back in 2006 when I joined the Army National Guard as a Intelligence Analyst. I served from 2006-2012 with 1 tour in Iraq from 2010-2011. I worked in the corporate world for the decade prior to coming to Bedemco where I assisted in the design and implementation of processes within my assigned department. I have started multiple businesses ranging from yoga to sports cards. 

I am a devote family man and enjoy spending most my spare time with my 2 wonderful daughters. #girldad 

I am an ambitious individual with a mindset constantly focused on growth. I love taking on new challenges to show myself anything is possible. This recently has led to taking on the sport of boxing and the hobby of ice plunging. 

“Everything in life is a sale and everything you want is a commission.” – Grant Cardone 


Paul Hanney

Man of Many Talents

“To Live, Is To Suffer…To Survive, Well…That’s To Find Meaning In The Suffering.” – Earl Simmons

Samantha Mannain

Samantha Mannain

Quality Control Specialist – Woman of All Trades

I’m Samantha, part of Bedemco’ s Quality Control department. I handle our customer side of QC with requests and customer complaints. I dabble a bit with our inventory as well, I like to say I’m a woman of all trades! I graduated college with a degree in Criminal Justice, I did a complete 360° into the food industry and I am very happy with the path I have chosen. I have been with Bedemco since 2014 and I look forward to being a part of the Team for many years to come.

Since starting with Bedemco, my husband Scott and I have had the joy of becoming parents to two beautiful boys, Scott & Sloan. They always keep me on my toes! We also have two Maine Coon cats and a Shar Pei/Beagle mix that make our family complete. When I am not working, we spend a lot of time together visiting local attractions, hiking the beautiful Hudson Valley, riding ATV’s in our back yard and being a soccer family. It is very important to me to be able to ground myself, realistically not as much as I would like. Whenever I can, I enjoy exercising, yoga, botany, art, reading, spirituality and watching crime TV shows. I am concluding this with one of favorite quotes “Love the life you live, live the life you love”. – Bob Marley

Corey Mathes

Operations Specialist

When I’m not watching one of the many films or playing one of the games in my collection, I really like to hike and swim. I enjoy telling jokes and making people laugh. I really like an entertaining and spooky book, preferably anything from Stephen King. I’ve always wanted to help people, whether they be coworkers or clients, as long as they’re assisted as best they can be and can smile afterwards =)

Graham Depasquale

Graham Depasquale

Orders Department Coordinator

Hi, Graham here! I am the Orders Department Coordinator for Bedemco. I started about two years ago and work closely with the Sales Team helping coordinate daily operations! In my spare time, I enjoy playing guitar, learning about history, and exploring the great outdoors! My picture is from the top of Mt. Washington, NH!

Dani Tzour

Dani Tzour

Trade & Sales Executive

Dani has been in the retail & wholesale business for more than 30 years. His expertise is in international trade and in large quantities. Dani is an avid sports fan who loves to travel around the world and discover new places.

Lianna Demeshulam

Lianna Demeshulam

Trade & Sales Executive

Lianna has been in sales and marketing at Bedemco for 6 years. She enjoys baking, hanging with her two french bulldogs, traveling/exploring new cultures and food, working out and hanging with family and friends.

Roy Demeshulam

Roy Demeshulam

Trade & Sales Executive

Roy Demeshulam is a food Industry executive with over 20 years of food experience. From working in manufacturing to sales to quality assurance, he has developed a well-rounded skill set to help companies thrive. Roy received 3 business degrees from SUNY Plattsburgh. He has a wonderful family with 2 adorable kids! They are currently living in upstate New York, and love sports, fishing and being outdoors! 

Favorite Bedemco product: Bananas, Mango! 

Carl Rosenlund

Trade & Sales Executive

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Peter Flemming

Peter Flemming

Trade & Sales Executive

I joined the Bedemco family in 2022 and am part of the Sales Team. Prior to working at Bedemco I had 8 years of previous experience working in the food industry.

Outside of work, my wife, Hayley, and I just welcomed our daughter, Lillian, and are loving every minute of this new chapter in our life. We also have two pups, Nala and Odin. If it was up to me, I would have a household of dogs.

In my free time, I like to be active — hiking or skiing the Northeast. I try to enjoy everyday the best I can and remind myself to not stress over the small things — life is too short!