• Al Orndorff

    Military Background: U.S. Navy, 4 years, Petty Officer 2nd Class/E5

    Reason for Joining: Signed up for training and travel. Brother was in the Air Force and sister was in the Marines.

    Experience with USO: Attended USO show while deployed on a ship. Used USO foreign office for information on local interests while abroad.

    Current Position: Maintenance Electrician at Utz® for 32 years.

    Favorite Utz® products: Wavy Heluva Good! Bacon Horseradish Potato Chips

    Best Grilling Secret: Put beer on everything!

  • Bob Mathias

    Military Background: U.S. Navy, 4 years, Petty Officer 3rd Class/E4

    Reason for Joining: Signed up to travel the world.

    Experience with USO: Visited many USO offices in ports for local information. They always had great food and people. Always made you feel like you were home.

    Current Position: Service Advisor in the Fleet Service Department at Utz® for 34 years.

    Favorite Utz® products: Grandma Utz® Potato Chips and Crab Potato Chips

    Best Grilling Secret: Don’t overcook the food, especially the burgers

  • Fritz Livelsberger

    Military Background: U.S. Air Force, 4 years, Senior Airman, Awarded the Vietnam Service Medal

    Reason for Joining: Signed up to follow the example of his older brothers in the military.

    Experience with USO: Enjoyed many of the concerts and shows held by the USO during basic training and in Tech School.

    Current Position: Area Vice President of Manufacturing for 3 plant locations – in his 27th year at Utz®.

    Favorite Utz® products: Utz® Original Potato Chips

    Best Grilling Secret: Don’t grill when you’re starving, you rush the process and end up burning it! Start with fresh, locally raised meats.

  • Kevin Gulden

    Military Background: U.S. Air Force, 21 years, Retired, Lieutenant Colonel

    Reason for Joining: Signed up because a life-long fascination with planes.

    Experience with USO: Attended many USO shows at home and in the Middle East. His best USO experience was being able to use the USO lounge at the airport after a 30 hour trip from Kuwait to the U.S. before finally reuniting with his family.

    Current Position:  Plant Manager, has been at Utz® for 7 years.

    Favorite Utz® products: Red Hot Cheese Curls

    Best Grilling Secret: Let someone else do the cooking!

  • Mitch Mummert

    Military Background: U.S. Army Reserves (Army Corp of Engineers), 21 years, Retired, Sergeant 1st Class

    Reason for Joining: Signed up because previously studied CAD/Drafting before joining the military and wanted to gain experience in the field.

    Experience with USO: Used USO’s services to travel home for emergency leave while deployed.

    Current Position: Packaging Machine Operator at Utz® for 15 years.

    Favorite Utz® products: Carolina BBQ Potato Chips and Cheeseburger Potato Chips

    Best Grilling Secret: Put a rub on the meat before grilling. Just before finishing on the grill, apply BBQ sauce.

  • Pat Gartrell

    Military Background: U.S. Marine Corps, 2 years, Retired, Sergeant

    Reason for Joining: Signed up to have a better chance to get assigned to his field of experience–computer operations and programming.

    Experience with USO: Attended several USO shows while deployed in Vietnam. The shows were a welcomed break.

    Current Position: Retired from Utz® in March 2015 after 35 years and now works part-time in Sales Support as a Product Display Specialist at Utz®.

    Favorite Utz® products: Sourdough Hard Pretzels and Cheddar & Sour Cream Potato Chips

    Best Grilling Secret: Prepare Italian Sausages and Brats to perfection with grilled onions and peppers.

  • Rick Balestrini

    Military Background: U.S. Coast Guard, 11 years, Petty Officer 2nd Class/E5

    Reason for Joining: Had childhood fascination with Coast Guard boats he would see on vacation. After reading the history of the branch in the Guardians of the Sea, he knew he wanted to serve. Also comes from a military family.

    Experience with USO: Uses USO’s amenities at airports frequently and finds the services very convenient and accommodating.

    Current Position: Sales Operations Director, has been at Utz® for 15 years.

    Favorite Utz® products: Grandma Utz® Potato Chips

    Best Grilling Secret: Set steaks on the edge of the grill with coals in the middle so the heat surrounds the meat indirectly. Never put the steak directly over the coals because it causes the meat to cook too quickly thus burning or charring it. Flip the steaks at least 4 times.

  • Roland Acevedo

    Military Background: U.S. Navy, 21 years, Retired, Petty Officer 1st Class/E-6

    Reason for Joining: Saw a Navy commercial in 7th grade and knew right away he wanted to join.

    Experience with USO: USO was instrumental in providing his family a place to rest and prepare for a 14 hour change of duty station flight to Guam.

    Current Position: Director of Regulatory Compliance, has been at Utz® for 14 1⁄2 years.

    Favorite Utz® products: Original Potato Chips

    Best Grilling Secret: Use apple cider vinegar to marinate chicken.

  • Tom Scholles

    Military Background: U.S. Navy, 9 years, Petty Officer 1st Class/E6

    Reason for Joining: To see the world and to learn a skill. A bonus to joining was meeting his future wife.

    Experience with USO: Attended Randy Travis concert put on by USO while overseas. Took advantage of travel information at airports, received letters from students while deployed and enjoyed USO’s cheeseburgers a lot!

    Current Position:  Director of Human Resources, has been at Utz® for 30 years.

    Favorite Utz® products: Grandma Utz® Potato Chips

    Best Grilling Secret: Relax and enjoy the company. It’s all about friends and family!