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Dumas M. Siméus (shown here with his father in Haiti) was born in the small village of Pont-Sondé in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti. As an 8-year old child, he stood on the docks and wistfully watched the tall ships bound for France and the United States disappear into the horizon. "I wanted to go where they were going," he said. "I created a vision of being in one of those countries one day, of going to school, of becoming an entrepreneur."

Dumas, the oldest of 12 children of illiterate chicken and tomato farmers, had few prospects in a country characterized by poverty. But through determination, hard work, the encouragement of his parents and the help of others, he achieved that dream. Now he has another dream. He dreams of a Haiti where children have enough to eat, people have jobs, where health care, clean water and the basic necessities of life are available.
Through the Siméus Foundation, he is taking steps towards improving the quality of life in Haiti.

Dumas M. Simeus always wanted to be his own boss, but he took a long and circuitous route to get there. Today the Haiti-born entrepreneur owns and operates Simeus Foods International, one of the largest processors of frozen foods for restaurants and institutional customers. With 2002 sales estimated at $175 million and major clients such as Church's, Hardees, and TGIFriday's, the Mansfield, Texas, company is a highly visible player in its niche.

Simeus says that his desire to be involved in the food business goes back to his childhood when he saw the ships carry food back and forth from Haiti. "I wanted to go away with them," he recalls. He did. He operated the Latin American operations for Beatrice International. Then in 1992, Simeus left Beatrice to seek his own operation to run.

Simeus Food International Inc. Mansfield, Texas  Facility

 Simeus Food International Inc.                          Forest City, North Carolina  Facility

In 1996 he purchased a small processor that had one client. Soon after, he acquired another one-client company. Today the client list has expanded to include many large restaurant chains and Aramark, one of the largest providers of food services to corporations, sports arenas, and colleges.

"We have succeeded because of our focus on R&D, the ability to come up with products that the market needs," says Simeus. He feels that the company's relatively small size is an additional advantage. "In an industry filled with giants, we can provide a level of flexibility and customization that the big companies cannot."

Still, growth is definitely on the agenda for Simeus Foods. Expansion plans for the company include entering the retail market for packaged foods—it recently signed a marketing agreement with Wal-Mart—and increasing its contracts with the government. Simeus is also in the market for more acquisitions.




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