You can’t know where you’re going unless you understand where you’ve been.

Since the launch of the American Society of Baking’s Baking Hall of Fame in 2006, this proverb has been an underlying message of the induction.

“The accomplishments of people that are the in Hall of Fame provide case studies and role models for us to learn from,” said John Del Campo, chair of the A.S.B. Baking Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

This year, the A.S.B. will recognize three leaders — Arthur Trausch Sr., Arthur Trausch Jr., and Arlen Don Lummus — who made a difference in the lives of their coworkers, their families and the industry. They will be inducted into the Baking Hall of Fame at A.S.B.’s BakingTech 2019, being held Feb. 24-26 in Chicago.

This year’s honorees impacted the industry through business and personal contributions, providing examples for the leaders of today.

“And that’s what history is about, isn’t it?” Mr. Del Campo said. “We look at the past and learn from it. In this case, the past is the outstanding people and their accomplishments that made our industry great.”

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