Meet The Family

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Leonard Bugajewski, Sr., is considered a pioneer in transfer tanks for syrups which later evolved into what we know today as Bag-In-Box syrups (BIB’s) A graduate from Ohio State University, Len Sr. owned his own soft drink company in Toledo; Favorite Beverage Company. Later he owned a Pepsi bottling plant, also in Toledo, before stints in Buffalo and Detroit for Vernor's Ginger Ale, where he served as both Ass’t Sales Manager and Manager for the Fountain Syrup Division. Leonard Senior founded Leonard’s Fountain Specialties with his son, Leonard Jr. in 1965. Leonard Sr. passed away in 2008.

Leonard Bugajewski, Jr. is the active CEO of the company. A graduate from University of Michigan, Leonard is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technology. A flavor chemist, Len Jr creates all the flavors and recipes for Leonard’s Syrups premium soft drinks and juices. Leonard Jr. is actively involved in Community Affairs and is a reserve Lieutenant in the Macomb County Sheriff’s Mounted Division. He is past President of the International Beverage Dispensing Equipment Association, past President Northeast Detroit Lions Club and member of the Selfridge Air force Base Community Council. 

Jean Ann Bugajewski is an active participant in her family’s business. Being a wife, mother and Grandmother, Jean Ann Bugajewski remains fully immersed in the day-to-day operation of Leonard’s Syrups Account Management.

Leonard Bugajewski III is President of Leonard’ Syrups. A graduate from Michigan State University, Lenny personally manufactures all of the syrups and juices from time-tested family recipes. He also creates flavor upgrades, develops new inventive flavors and oversees the plant’s day-to-day activity with Route, CO2 and Specialty drivers.

Sherri Iskra is a graduate of Michigan State University. She is the Vice President for Leonard’s Fountain Specialties. Sherri oversees the accounting procedures and is involved in multiple special projects throughout the company. 

Stephen Bugajewski is involved in product development and marketing for Leonard’s new arm of specialty products. A Sales and Marketing degree from Walsh College, Steve is currently involved in taking products such as Leonard’s RED BARON Energy Drink national.

Meet The Grand kids


Brooke, Lucas, Leonard IV, Emily, Mark & Natalie