MANHATTAN, KAS. — AIB International has elected four new board members to join the board of its parent company, the American Institute of Baking.
The four new members of the AIB board of trustees are: Thomas Benner, president and chief executive officer, Lesaffre Corp./Red Star Yeast Co.; Michael Connolly, senior director – snacks R.&D., Campbell Soup Co.; Jo Anne Gabbert, president, JAG Portfolio Services; and Gary Mawby, vice-president of supply chain, The Bama Companies Inc.
“The addition of these four new board members provides us a wealth of experience that will help guide and support not only our evolution, but the expansion of our expertise in markets like China, Asia Pacific, Africa and elsewhere,” said Andre Biane, president and c.e.o. of AIB International. “Each of our board members has been chosen based on their industry experience and functional expertise. I believe this board will continue to encourage us to be strategic, entrepreneurial and responsive to the needs of the industry.”
AIB also selected new board members for AIB International Certification Services, Inc., which performs certification audits for the global food supply chain. AIB International Certification Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Institute of Baking and a separate entity from AIB International.
The two new board members selected to the AIB International Certification Services board are Deborah Shapos, quality assurance, food safety manager at Culinary Arts Specialties, and Christina Tabata, director of quality assurance and food safety at Rubio’s Coastal Grill.
“Certification Services is well known for supporting continuous improvement in food safety management systems to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers worldwide,” Mr. Biane said. “By adding two board members with a breadth of quality assurance and food safety expertise, we further boost our ability to anticipate and meet the needs of our clients.”