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Who We Are

Unistel Industries, a CDS Life Transitions company, is a private not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation operating in New York State since 1977. From restaurants to retailers, Unistel Industries is proud to serve as the trusted spice provider to partners around the world.

30+ years of experience in Spice Processing, Innovation, and Customer Service 

With headquarters in Rochester, NY, Unistel  Industries has a proven reputation for providing premium, quality products, exceptional customer service, and a commitment to our customers and community. 

Our Commitment to You

We believe our relationships with our customers are just as important as the services we provide and the products we deliver.  

Unistel is commited to Security


Safety is a priority in every service we provide and all the products we deliver. We ensure the safety and security of receiving, manufacturing, warehousing, and delivery of our products.

Unistel is committed to accessibility and guarantee

Accessibility and Guarantee 

We stand behind what we do and offer ongoing, dedicated and personal customer support beyond delivery. We are an available resource to provide assistance with any problem, concern or last-minute need.

Unistel is committed to quality

Quality Assurance

Unistel  Industries is backed by a robust quality assurance and lab testing process that is designed to meet the highest standards of testing, review, evaluation, formulating, safety and security. 

We hold the following quality ratings:

  • Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certified Level 3—excellent rating 
  • NY State Department of Agriculture & Markets Certified 
  • FDA compliant to new FSMA » Star K—Kosher Certified
Unistel is committed to innovation


As problem solvers, the Unistel team looks for unique processes and innovative solutions that will help deliver the most cost-effective and reliable product to our customers.

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Adding Mission to the Mix 

At Unistel Industries , we are equally dedicated to providing quality customer service and improving the lives of others in our community. Proceeds generated by the sale of our gourmet seasonings and spice blend brand, Salute Seasonings , benefit Warrior Salute Veteran Services, a CDS Life Transitions company.

We are also proud to partner with CDS Monarch, another CDS Life Transitions company, in providing employment opportunities to local veterans and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our Team

Meet Our Senior Leadership

  • Sankar Sewnauth
    Sankar Sewnauth
    Sankar Sewnauth, MPA
    President & CEO
    Sankar Sewnauth serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CDS Life Transitions. He began his career working for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as a direct support professional and has held a variety of leadership positions since joining the Agency in 1989. He is responsible for the overall strategic vision, growth, leadership and administration of more than 750 people employed across 22-counties in New York State. Under his leadership, CDS Life Transitions has grown into one of the largest, most diversified, high quality run not-for-profits in New York State.
  • Mark Curletta
    Mark Curletta
    Mark Curletta, CPA, MBA
    Chief Operating Officer
    Mark Curletta is the Chief Operating Officer for CDS Life Transitions and provides leadership, management, and oversight to ensure operational procedures, systems, and functions are in place to facilitate growth, financial controls and started his career with CDSLT in finance. Since, Mark has been a major contributor to every major growth area of the company. He has extensive experience in finance and also oversees all of the CDS Housing developments.
  • Andrew Sewnauth
    Andrew Sewnauth
    Andrew Sewnauth, MBA, MDiv
    Executive Vice President of Operations, CDS Monarch, Unistel Industries & Warrior Salute Veteran Services
    Andrew Sewnauth joined CDS Monarch in 2005 when he began his career in direct care. He is responsible for oversight of daily operations and has served in numerous capacities since.
  • Kim Albert
    Kim Albert
    Kim Albert
    Senior Director Of Operations
    Kim Albert joined CDS Monarch in 1997. She has overseen Unistel Industries since 2015.
  • Alan Davis
    Alan Davis
    Alan Davis
    Vice President of Sales
    Alan Davis joined Unistel Industries in 2018. He has 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry.

Join Our Team

We’re always looking for caring, compassionate, and talented people to join our growing team.