RICHMOND, VA. — Blake Millard has joined AMF Bakery Systems, a commercial bakery equipment supplier, as its sales director for the United States and Canada. In this role, he will lead AMF's sales teams as they develop new and existing customer relationships.

Mr. Millard has more than 13 years of sales and leadership experience in the food industry. Formerly North American sales leader for Cargill Global Edible Oil Solutions, he managed a 17-person team that provided ingredient solutions to bakery and food production customers. He also has worked with Pfizer, Inc., developing and testing equipment automation solutions.

“Mr. Millard has a proven track record leading and developing high-performance sales teams and providing customer-focused solutions which will help us tremendously,” said Jason Ward, president, AMF. “And his experience leading teams through successful ERP implementations will be invaluable to our company as we implement our new global ERP system in the coming months.”