Jan 9, 2023
Andre Radandt, former Bolthouse Farms president, dies

Andre Radandt, a former president, chairman and CEO of Bolthouse Farms, has died. Radandt, 60, died Dec. 29.

From 2002 to 2008, Radandt headed Bolthouse Farms, a carrot growing empire.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 13, at 4:30 p.m., at Rio Vista Community Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Born in 1962, Radandt was born to immigrant parents from Germany in in Lake Forest, Illinois. Radandt graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois and embarked on a visionary business career that was rewarded with remarkable success, according to an obituary.

Radandt and his wife Lisa Bolthouse Radandt raised four children, Ellen Stremler, Alex Radandt, Lydia Caruso and Ryan Radandt. Andre Radandt relished the experience of becoming a grandfather to his two grandsons, Oliver and Matthew, according to the obituary.

Radandt and his wife Lisa Bolthouse Radandt raised four children, Ellen Stremler, Alex Radandt, Lydia Caruso and Ryan Radandt. Andre Radandt relished the experience of becoming a grandfather to his two grandsons, Oliver and Matthew, according to the obituary.

“At the age of 60, his accomplishments, in number and breadth, rival those of a much longer life span,” his obituary stated.

Bolthouse Farms began in Grant, Michigan, where William Bolthouse took over a small muck-soil vegetable farm from his parents in 1938. In 1973, the company relocated to Bakersfield, California.

Lisa Bolthouse Radandt is a daughter of William J. Bolthouse, son of company founder William Herman Bolthouse.

At Bolthouse, Andre Radandt is credited with introducing the company’s vegetable juices and salad dressings.

In lieu of flowers, family members suggest mourners consider donating to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.




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