Murray Industrial Food Sales

Our History

Business started in October 1977 by Robert G. and Edith M. Murray.  Primary office is based in the Kansas City metro area, with regional office in St. Louis, Mo.

Representing quality ingredient vendors to our geographic region allows us to be onsite regularly and offer our customers the familiarity of working with an established sales and office staff.  We strive to offer the synergies of our office in having multiple ingredient vendors available directly to our customer base and for their reference.

We value highly the relationship to our customers and constantly strive in continuing to earn their confidence by knowing that their business will be handled efficiently and accurately.
Our goal is to be the most effective Ingredient Resource to our customers as possible in providing ingredients that will serve them effectively in producing their finished products.

Rick MurrayRick Murray, President
Rick is the second generation owner of the company with over 30 years of experience in the ingredient sales field. Native to Kansas City along with ties to Springfield, Missouri he enjoys  baseball, tennis and golf along with a passion for collecting and listening to a wide array of music genres. Rick graduated from University of Tulsa with a major in Marketing and minor in Management. Rick and his wife Cheryl are proud parents to their daughter who is pursuing her college degree. Having had the opportunity to “grow up” in a business started by my parent’s Bob and Edith will be always admired and appreciated for the dedication and support they provided.

Mike DeRienzoMike DeRienzo, Vice President – Sales
With over 20 years of experience in the field for Murray Industrial Food Sales, Mike is
based in his native St. Louis  and responsible for sales in St Louis metro, Southern Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska. He enjoys the outdoors and stays actively involved with several sports car clubs in the St. Louis area.

Carole DenneyCarole Denney, Office Manager
Carole has been with Murray Industrial Food Sales for 15 years, with a prior background working in a microbiology lab and industrial customer service.  She is responsible for, and enjoys the day to day contact with both the customers and vendors. She enjoys spending time with her two grandsons and baking cookies for her company “Sweet Addiction”.

Shelly LightnerShelly Lightner, Customer Service
Graduate from Longview Community college with an Applied Science degree and emphasis in Business Management.  Recently started with the company and looking forward to working with all of our vendors and customers.  I stay busy with my two children, camping, swimming, and many other family activities.