DENVER — Mile Hi Companies has unveiled several promotions and new hires at its Mile Hi Foods, Mile Hi Specialty Foods and Mile Hi Bakery businesses.

Jeff Jeppesen has been hired as vice-president of sales and marketing at Mile Hi Specialty Foods and Mile Hi Bakery. Promotions were given to Mike Blanton, to vice-president of Mile Hi Foods, Cody Mullins, to vice-president of Mile Hi Specialty Foods, and Robert Mares Jr., to general manager of Mile Hi Specialty Foods’ Dallas division.

“We are very excited to have Jeff’s industry knowledge and experience as we look to aggressively grow our Bakery and Specialty Divisions in the marketplace,” said Kristy Taddonio Mullins, co-owner of Mile Hi Companies and president of Mile Hi Specialty Foods and Mile Hi Bakery. “We’re also thrilled to promote such talented people to our leadership team. I’m confident the skills and expertise they bring to the Mile Hi family of companies will be integral to our success in 2013 and beyond.”

Mile Hi Foods, Mile Hi Bakery and Mile Hi Specialty Foods are part of Mile Hi Companies, a provider of food service distribution solutions and high speed baked products to multi-unit chain restaurants for more than 50 years. The companies service more than 1,400 individual restaurants in 16 states from 5 distribution centers. The bakery provides baked goods for more than 1,000 customers coast to coast from its plant in Denver, which is undergoing expansion in 2013.