||Elias Betzios was
born in Epirus, Greece. He is a graduate of Athens Engineering School. He emigrated
from Greece to the Unted States in 1955 and settled in New York City. There
he pursued his career as a machine designer/engineer which he continued successfully
for eight years, working for several engineering companies in New York City.|
Through a mix of creativity and good business sense, he has managed to
successfully carve his niche in the frozen food market not once, but twice.
In 1963 he created a frozen brand name (Ellio's Pizza) which, 37 years later,
is still very much a household name.
In the mid 1980's the Betzio's brothers made the business a family affair together
with Elias' sons Steven and Demetri. Beginning in 1994, the family decided
to venture back into the brand-name pizza market with BETZIO's Pizza creating
a household brand name along with the private labels.