FORT WAYNE, IND. — Stephanie Chattillion has been named chief executive officer of Ellison Bakery, a portfolio company of Blackford Capital that manufactures cookie and snack products for the industrial market, food service and retail private label space.

Ms. Chattillion was most recently president of U.S. bakery and chief global process excellence officer for Dawn Food Products, Inc., a role she held since January 2015. Before that, she was the North American chief financial officer for CSM Bakery Supplies for more than three years. Earlier in her career, Ms. Chattillion held roles at Newell Rubbermaid, including vice-president of business planning and analysis for the Canada segment.

“We are excited to have Stephanie leading the team at Ellison and look forward to the valuable impact she will have on the organization,” said Jeff Johnson, managing director at Blackford Capital and chairman of the board. “Stephanie has an outstanding track record and reputation in the industry, and we have no doubt that her strong background in business processes will be a great contribution to Ellison’s growth initiatives moving forward.”

Blackford Capital acquired Ellison Bakery in January 2017.