Cincy Spotlight Featuring Teri N. Baker of Grippos


Teri N. Baker is the President of Grippo Potato Chip Company. Teri is a fourth generation Grippo; one of the founders’ great grandchildren. Grippo’s is and always has been a family owned and operated business. There are third, fourth and fifth generation family members that are presently involved in the day-to-day operations of the business in various roles. 

Grippo’s was founded in 1919 by Angelo and Emma Grippo. Grippo’s began as a rolled sugar cone operation in a one-room office in Cincinnati. Since then, inits 101-year history the company expanded to include 27 different snack products in an assortment of flavors and sizes and is most renowned for being Cincinnati’s most beloved BBQ chip.

Teri worked at Grippo’s as a receptionist while she was in high school. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University. After graduation from Miami, she went into the insurance industry and even ran her own agency. In 2012, Teri returned to Grippo’s to learn all aspects of the business and was fortunate to work daily with her father and then President, Ralph Pagel, until his passing in March 2019. 

Outside of work, Teri enjoys spending time with her husband, Josh and their 3 children. 

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