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 is a director importer and wholesale supplier of the best quality food ingredients. Our mission is to provide the freshest goods at the best possible prices, consistently available, delivered fast, and backed by quality assurance and quality guarantees. We strive to make the entire experience of buying our products easy for our customers by using the latest technology platforms to provide timely delivery and accurate information.

Core Values.

We value our customers, our employees, and being part of a community and business organizations that are broader than Bedemco. We value health, respecting humankind, and the spirit of others. We don’t believe in judging, but rather fairness. We believe in always developing, never resting, and pursuing the best business practices that make work easier, while enabling us to serve our customers capably. We value long-term relationships with our customers, suppliers and the broader business community.


The challenges we have faced have served to make us better. Our vision for the future is to be recognized as reputable leaders in the markets we serve. We strive to continually improve our customer’s experience and we will never be complacent. We will continually adapt to our environment by pursuing the best employees, the best technologies, the best business practices, and the best business partners the industry has to offer.

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. Please stop by our booth, taste our products, and have a great show. 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.

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Damian Osorovich

Director of Everything

There isn’t much that Damian doesn’t do for Bedemco. Except provide us with a bio for his about me section of our website ;).


Paul Hanney

Man of Many Talents

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

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 

Stephanie Hinteregger

Stephanie Hinteregger

Purchasing Manager

Stephanie joined Bedemco as the Purchasing Manager in November 2022. She holds the SCMP Supply Chain Management Professional Designation and has been working in Purchasing since 2014.

Stephanie has spent most of her purchasing career in the food ingredients industry. She lives in Vancouver, Canada. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and her 2 kids.

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Geshani Gamage

Accounting Specialist

Geshani is a rock star and I ma sure she’ll be sending in her bio soon! We’re all eagerly waiting for it!

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Maria “Masha” Duvanova

Quality Control Specialist

Masha is currently working on her bio, but I am positive we’ll have it soon!

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!

Chris Pierre

Logistics Executive – Imports

It’s very rewarding to move products from all over the world to their final destination. We have a great team here and we all work to one goal and that’s taking care of our customers. In my off time, I enjoy attending concerts and sporting events with my family and friends.

Jawad Kassouni

Jawad Kassouni

Logistics Executive – Domestic

I was born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1990. I’m currently the Logistics Executive at Bedemco. My 10 years experience in the industry has helped me expand my knowledge and hone my customer service skills. My passion is traveling the world and experiencing other cultures.

Trevor Michaelsen

Trevor Michaelsen

Trade & Sales Executive

My name is Trevor and have been with Bedemco since 2016 and the longest senior sales/trader with the company. I was born in NY and went to St. John’s University & was a member of the D1 Men’s Lacrosse team.

Some of my hobbies are Real Estate, spending time outdoors on the boat, golfing, and living my best life.

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!