Coloring Outside the Lines
By Deborah Cassell
La Bonita Olé’s founder, Tammy Young, is as colorful as the company’s new digs in sunny Tampa, Fla. Here, she shares her amazing story and paints a picture of the burgeoning tortilla producer’s bright future.
Headquarters/Plant Location: Tampa, Fla.
Plant Size: 40,000 sq. ft.
No. of Shifts: 3
No. of Employees: 55
Products: Traditional flour and corn tortillas, flavored wraps and chips, nutrient-added tortillas
Distribution: Currently in the Eastern United States
Brands: Tam-x-ico’s and Wrap-itz
Web site: www.tamxicos.com
Founder, President and CEO: Tammy M. Young
VP Administration/Accounting: Martha Martin
VP of Operations: Dave Waters
VP of Sales & Marketing: John Shoemaker
National Sales Manager: Tom DeSimone
Director of Business Development: Jim Kelly