I.B.I.E. taps committee leaders for 2016 Baking Expo
by Eric Schroeder
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WASHINGTON — Representatives of Pan-O-Gold Baking, Turano Baking Co., Flowers Foods, Inc., Grupo Bimbo and Campbell Soup Co. will comprise the International Baking Industry Exposition 2016 Committee.
After an unprecedented multi-decade term on the I.B.I.E. Committee, Jack Lewis, president of Lewis Bakeries, will cycle off the committee this year. Robin Alton, current chairman of the American Bakers Association and president of Pan-O-Gold Baking, will replace Mr. Lewis.
Joe Turano, president of Turano Baking Co., will serve in the position of I.B.I.E. Committee vice-chair for the 2016 show. Mr. Turano previously was on the I.B.I.E. Committee for the 2013 expo and, according to the A.B.A., his dedication and leadership “proved invaluable to the show’s success.”
The committee also will be composed of the following baker members, who have been selected to provide active participation by a complete cross section of the baking industry and A.B.A. members:
• Mike Beaty, executive vice-president of supply chain, Flowers Foods
• Rosalio Rodriguez, executive vice-president, Grupo Bimbo
• Dave Watson, vice-president of engineering, Campbell Soup Co.