CHESTERFIELD, MO. — Scott Meader has been hired as regional president of North America for AB Mauri Fleischmann’s. He previously was president and chief executive officer of St. Louis-based Milnot Holding Corp., which owns the Beech-Nut brand of baby food, for more than 10 years. He currently serves as chairman of the board for Nellson Nutraceuticals L.L.C., a provider of nutrition bars, dry blends and healthy snacks and based in Irwindale, Calif., and Eurofresh, Inc., a greenhouse tomato grower in Willcox, Ariz.

Mr. Meader received a degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., and a master’s in business administration at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to lead and develop the North American platform of AB Mauri and bring to market innovative baking solutions and technologies that our customers rely on,” Mr. Meader said. “I look forward to working with the executive team to ensure that we are the total resource for quality bakery ingredients, process optimization and custom formula solutions.”