The longtime owners of Diedrich Manufacturing Inc., the maker of Diedrich Roasters, Stephan and Becky Diedrich, have retired from the Idaho-based company after 35 years, according an announcement this week.
Along with investment partners, Diedrich CEO Michael Paquin has purchased ownership of the company. “This is a great company and I have been proud to be its CEO for the last four years,” Paquin said in the announcement. “I look forward to continuing to build upon the strong foundation established by Steve and Becky Diedrich.”
Based in Ponderay, Idaho, Diedrich became the first large-scale U.S. manufacturer of commercial coffee roasters, after engineer Stephan Diedrich built upon his father’s career in the coffee industry by starting the manufacturing business.
The Diedrich team is encouraging anyone with questions about the ownership transition to reach out via email or visit the company’s booth (#1031) at the upcoming SCAA Event in Atlanta, taking place April 14-17.