CHICAGO — Michael Maurine is joining The Long Co. as manager of bakery sales and purchasing. He most recently was a national accounts manager for Ventura Foods.

Prior to Ventura Foods, Mr. Maurine held sales and management positions with AB Mauri\Fleischmann’s Yeast, Cargill\Horizon Milling and Best Brands.

The Long Co. is an independent baker’s cooperative dedicated to assisting its members in the management of every facet of their bakery operations and to manage profitably. It has been a consultant to the food industry since 1900.