PICO RIVERA, CALIF. — Steve Byrnes has been named national accounts director at BakeMark. In his new role he will be responsible for expanding BakeMark’s national accounts opportunities through alignment of manufacturing capabilities and distribution expertise. He also will have oversight for developing strategic relationships with broadline food service distribution partners.

Prior to joining BakeMark, Mr. Byrnes was regional vice-president at GoodWest Industries. Earlier, he was director of sales at Smart Flour Foods, director of sales at Saputo Inc., director of food service at The WhiteWave Foods Co., and division director at Sara Lee Food Service.

He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hillsdale College in Michigan.

“We are excited to have Steve join our national accounts team, as we continue to focus on this area and increase our capabilities,” said Steve Scales, senior vice-president of national sales at BakeMark.

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.