Press Releases

Zingerman’s Coffee Company Announces
the Addition of a New Managing Partner (08/08)

For immediate release
August 2008
Contact Courtney Ceronsky, [email protected] or 734-904-0562

Steve Mangigian has been named the new co-managing partner of Zingerman’s Coffee Company, joining founding partner and roastmaster Allen Leibowitz to run the 5 year old wholesale coffee business. Steve’s career at Zingerman’s began in 2006 when he came on board in an effort to expand the coffee company’s wholesale presence and help establish the company as one of the premier coffee roasters in the country.

Since Steve joined Zingerman’s Coffee Company, wholesale sales have increased 120% and plans for the next phase of growth are in development. In February 2008, Steve traveled to El Salvador and visited the main coffee growing/farming regions in the country. Steve is also involved in industry-related national coffee events and has developed strong relationships both within the industry and with wholesale customers alike.

Along with extensive sales experience at both the retail and wholesale levels, Steve brings a high level of integrity, enthusiasm and passion to his new position. He previously worked as a product manager, with sales responsibility for the creation, training, and maintenance of a national dealer network for a manufacturer of commercial photographic darkroom equipment.  Most recently, he held the position of Director of Operations for a locally owned retail electronics/appliance company. There, he oversaw the sales execution strategy as well as tended to daily business operations. Steve holds a BA in Management and Organizational Development in addition to a Master’s of Business Administration. He is a long time Ann Arbor resident where he lives with his wife and three kids.

Zingerman’s Coffee Co. is an Ann Arbor-based wholesale roaster that supplies specialty grocery, cafés, restaurants and offices around the country. It was started in 2003 by roastmaster Allen Leibowitz and the founders of Zingerman’s Delicatessen, Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig with the goal to source and roast the great coffees of the world.

The Zingerman’s Community of Businesses (ZCoB) is a family of seven businesses all located in the Ann Arbor area and reflects the novel strategy for business growth created by Zingerman’s Deli founders Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig. Rather than replicating their deli through the franchise model, Paul and Ari instead chose to develop new, independent businesses, all rooted in our local community that work together as one organization. Each business is operated by one or more managing partners who share ownership and put their particular expertise to work in the day to day running of their businesses.

Contact Zingerman’s Coffee Company at 620 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, call 734.929.6060, visit online at or email [email protected].