CHESTERFIELD, MO. – Joseph (Jay) Hardy has joined AB Mauri North America as eastern region vice-president of sales. He previously was the director of co-pack operations for Bimbo Bakeries USA.Mr. Hardy has 25 years of baking experience. Previously he was an industry sales manager for Danisco USA and a commercial development specialist at Novo Nordisk BioChem North America, Inc. (now Novozymes North America, Inc.).