Pak Group adds eastern sales manager
by Eric Schroeder
LOS ANGELES — Jerry O’Donnell has joined The Pak Group L.L.C. as eastern sales manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing the Pak Group’s sales and promotions of the Bellarise bakery product line for the eastern territory.
Mr. O’Donnell is a 25-year veteran of the baking industry and has experience in baking product development, plant operations, sales and customer support, working with such companies as Five Guys Burgers, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Subway Sandwich Shops and Bellacicco & Sons Bakery. He is an accredited graduate of AIB International, ITT-CBC and various lean manufacturing programs.
“We are extremely pleased to have someone of Jerry’s caliber and experience join our growing team,” said Walt Postelwait, president of the Pak Group North America. “Jerry’s deep knowledge in baking science, product development, and operations will provide our customers an unmatched level of service and support when utilizing our yeast and baking solution products.”
The Pak Group is a global yeast manufacturer, formulator and supplier of dough conditioners to more than 130 countries. The company launched its Bellarise line of instant yeast and dough conditioners in North America in March. The Pak Group’s North American division is headquartered in Los Angeles, with distribution centers throughout the country servicing all areas of the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico.