PICO RIVERA, CALIF. — John Kupniewski has been named vice-president of brand development and manufacturing at BakeMark.

A 30-year-veteran in plant operations and manufacturing, Mr. Kupniewski most recently was vice-president of supply chain at CSM Bakery Solutions since December 2016. He earlier spent 13 years at BakeMark USA as vice-president of manufacturing and director of operations. Earlier in his career Mr. Kupniewski was a plant superintendent at Safeway, a plant manager at BakeMark USA, a plant manager at Bimbo Bakeries USA and a production manager at Ralphs Grocery Co.

Mr. Kupniewski also served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.

“John’s leadership experience and expertise in overseeing plant operations and manufacturing will be a very valuable addition to our team,” said Gary Schmidt, president and chief executive officer of BakeMark. “I look forward to expanding and strengthening our manufacturing footprint and capabilities under John’s leadership, in support of our mission to deliver opportunities for success to our customers and stakeholders.”

BakeMark serves North America and customers internationally across all industry channels with its product portfolio, including bakery mixes, fillings, icings, glazes, commodities, frozen products and bakery supplies. BakeMark is the exclusive distributor of many brands, including Westco, BakeSense, Best Brands, Multifoods, BakeQwik, Trigal Dorado, C'est Vivant and Sprinkelina, operating through 5 manufacturing plants and 25 distribution centers located across North America.