One of the largest players in the premier beverage contract manufacturing business, USHydrations was founded in 1996 as Nature’s Way Purewater Systems which bottled and delivered natural spring water. In 2000, Sandy Insalaco Sr. – who, along with his brothers, owned a chain of 14 grocery stores– took majority ownership of the company.
Sandy Insalaco Sr. Chairman of the Board
Insalaco’s extensive retail experience provided him with unique consumer insight and vision, prompting him to expand into beverage manufacturing. As demand grew, his business plan did as well. He moved operations to a much larger facility, now over 400,000 square feet, and added advanced equipment and capabilities.
He is currently chairman of the board at USHydrations and the company’s primary investor. In addition, he’s a principal in the Insalaco Development Group that develops, owns and operates commercial real estate in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.
His business acumen is in great demand and he therefore serves as Chairman of the Board of Landmark Community Bank, on the board of trustees of Misericordia University (16 years, five as Chairman) and was Chairman of the Affiliated Food Distributors Board, a wholesale cooperative, located in Scranton, PA, serving independent retail supermarkets in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.