Owner/CEO of Double R Brand Foods LLC was born into the business as the grandson of the founder of Blue Ribbon Sausage Company Hans Pauly. Rodney was Blue Ribbon’s 4th President succeeding his father Franklin M Roth. With degrees from both the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business and an MBA from University of Houston, Rodney acquired Holmes Smokehouse in 2000 and later Burton Sausage Company in 2008. Rodney believed that consumers were looking for cool clean niche artisan brands like Holmes and Burton. Rodney’s leadership, vision, and marketing savvy helped elevate Double R Brands LLC and its stable of brands Holmes Smokehouse, Burton Sausage, Ranch Hand, and Beaumont Boudin Company, into one of the fastest growing smoked meat companies in the US.