OMAHA — Three new executives have joined The James Skinner Baking Co. as part of a companywide expansion effort.
Shawn Bushouse has been named chief financial officer. Mr. Bushouse most recently was regional finance officer at The Kellogg Co. where he led the financial management of a $3 billion dollar revenue unit. Mr. Bushouse spent more than 11 years at Kellogg.
Edward Merry has joined James Skinner as vice-president of food service and national accounts. Mr. Merry has 35 years of food service distribution and leadership experience. His previous experiences include nearly 10 years with Gordon Food Service and 13 years with Sysco, where he was its operating company president in Philadelphia. Mr. Merry also brings with him strong food production experience, as a partner and chief executive officer of D’Ambrosio Bakery, a commercial Italian bread bakery in Philadelphia, and as operating president of Mattingly Foods of Louisville, Ky., a premium meat processor and specialty distributor.
Ron Zaleski has been named vice-president of manufacturing. Previously he was vice-president of operations at Richelieu Foods, Frozen Specialties, Diversified Foods Group, and he also held positions at Allied Specialty Foods and McCain Ellios’.
“I’m happy to welcome our latest team members,” said Audie Keaton, president and c.e.o. of J. Skinner. “We are experiencing strong growth and continue to invest in the future of the company. The addition of these executives, coupled with the new acquisition of the 390,000-square-foot plant in Paris, Texas, will allow us to expand our product offerings and strengthen our position in the U.S. baked goods market.”
The James Skinner Baking Co. offers a line of modern artisan sweet goods, including Danish, sweet rolls, gourmet buns, pastries and muffins.