Pico Rivera, CA, February 4, 2019 – BakeMark announces today the appointment of John Kupniewski as its new Vice President of Branch Development & Manufacturing, effective February 4, 2019.
John brings over 30 years of experience in plant operations and manufacturing. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Supply Chain at CSM Bakery Solutions, where he was responsible for the strategic development and day-to-day operations of CSM’s manufacturing and supply chain organizations in North America. His experience also includes working with companies such as Safeway, Bimbo Bakeries and Ralphs, in various plant operations and manufacturing leadership roles. In addition to leading Manufacturing for BakeMark, he will also oversee the Los Angeles branch, including Sales, Procurement and Operations. John served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, where he also studied Political Science at the Community College of the Air Force.
“John’s leadership experience and expertise in overseeing plant operations and manufacturing will be a very valuable addition to our team. I look forward to expanding and strengthening our manufacturing footprint and capabilities under John’s leadership, in support of our mission to deliver opportunities for success to our customers and stakeholders,” said Gary Schmidt, President & CEO of BakeMark.
This news follows BakeMark’s recent additions to their senior executive team, all a part of their growth and expansion strategies under the ownership of Pamplona Capital Management.
Based in Pico Rivera, CA, BakeMark is the recognized market leader in the baking industry, as a manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients, products and supplies. BakeMark serves North America and customers internationally across all industry channels with its comprehensive product portfolio, including bakery mixes, fillings, icings, glazes, commodities, frozen products and bakery supplies. BakeMark is the exclusive distributor of some of the industry’s top brands, including Westco, BakeSense, Best Brands, Multifoods, BakeQwik, Trigal Dorado, C’est Vivant and Sprinkelina, operating through 6 manufacturing plants and over 33 distribution centers located across North America. Please visit www.bakemark.com for more information.
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