Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), manufacturer of Nature’s Own, Wonder, Tastykake, Dave’s Killer Bread, and other bakery meals, today announced numerous key appointments steady with the company’s management succession plan. Effective May 23, 2019, Bradley K. Alexander, president of Flowers’ Fresh Packaged Bread Business Unit, has been named leader working officer of Flowers Foods. He now oversees the company’s Fresh Packaged Bread and Snacking/Specialty Business Units, Supply Chain, and Sales and is answerable for riding the execution of Flowers’ strategic tasks.
Also, powerful May 23, 2019, H. Mark Courtney, senior VP of retail accounts, has been named the Fresh Packaged Bread Business Unit president. He is now liable for driving innovation, growth, and profitability across the employer’s key core and increasing manufacturers, consisting of Nature’s Own, Wonder, Dave’s Killer Bread, and Canyon Bakehouse. The enterprise also introduced that Stephen R. Avera, leader legal suggest, will retire at the stop of the year after 33 years of service. Stephanie B. Tillman, the organization’s vice president, leader compliance officer, and deputy popular counsel, will prevail on January 1, 2020.
Ryals McMullan, Flowers Foods’ president and chief govt officer, said, “We are fortunate to have a government of Brad’s enjoy, who has served as COO in the beyond, go back to this crucial function. When we positioned our new organizational structure in the area in 2017, we requested him to lead the formation and improvement of our new Fresh Packaged Bread Business Unit as president. Brad constructed an excellent-in-magnificence group, included that crew into our new organizational shape, and advanced an environment of creativity, duty, and execution. With the brand new structure firmly in the area, I am extremely joyful to have him again in this position as a key strategic guide. In addition, brad will retain to construct the paintings we’ve already finished to make Flowers an extra agile, efficient, and profitable agency.
“As chief of our Fresh Packaged Bread Business Unit, Mark’s information of market dynamics and retail partners will manual our key center and boom manufacturers in trendy rapidly converting retail environment,” McMullan persevered. “He has greater than 35 years experience in retail sales, category control, and the baking enterprise, and I expect Mark to preserve to pressure innovation and worthwhile brand increase.” In commenting on Steve Avera’s upcoming retirement, McMullan said, “I want to specific our deep appreciation to Steve for his carrier to our corporation. Steve has been a vital part of our legal team, seeing that joining the agency in 1986, and I keep in mind it a privilege to were able to paintings with him as a part of that group. His thoughtful recommendation has helped guide Flowers through many great occasions and transactions. We desire him the very great in his retirement.”
McMullan endured, “It’s a testament to Flowers’ succession planning that we’ve someone of such high caliber as Stephanie to transition to the position of leader prison counsel. Since joining Flowers’ legal group in 1995, Stephanie has handled extensive criminal matters, modernized our compliance abilities, and continually provided superb counsel and sound judgment to senior management. We stay up for her destiny contributions.”
Alexander, 60, joined the employer in 1981 and held positions in sales, operations, advertising, and marketing, such as bakery president, regional vice-chairman, and president of Flowers Bakeries. He becomes named executive VP and chief working officer of Flowers Foods in 2014 and president of the business enterprise’s Fresh Packaged Bread Business Unit in 2017.
Courtney, 58, joined the enterprise in 1983 and has held positions in income and advertising, inclusive of executive vice-chairman of Flowers’ uniqueness snack commercial enterprise. He becomes named the senior vice president of income in 2008 and senior VP of retail money owed in 2017. Tillman, 48, joined the enterprise as a corporate lawyer in 1995 and changed into VP and associate fashionable recommends; VP of compliance and assistant general recommend; VP, leader compliance officer, and deputy general suggest.