LENEXA, KAS. — Brent Miller has been named business development manager, bakery, for Caravan Ingredients. He will be responsible for supporting the innovation process, a joint effort between sales, R.&D., and marketing, in order to align with customer opportunities. Mr. Miller also will gather intelligence and track customer trends.

Previous positions held by Mr. Miller include vice-president of alternate channels for Hostess Brands, national account manager for Russell Stover Candies, Inc. and field sales manager for Coors Brewing Co.

“The professional experience that Brent has acquired throughout his career will enable him to understand the nuances that must be considered when bringing new technological advances to the baking industry,” said Jim Wells, director of consumer insights for Lenexa-based Caravan Ingredients. “Brent has keen insight on operations, marketing and sales that will bring added value to our customers as we look to work with them in growing their business.”