Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) has announced that Tony Gavin will assume the role of president, effective March 31. As president of the largest commercial baking company in the US, Mr. Gavin will be taking the helm and ushering in a new era for BBU. Find out what this means for BBU and how this change in leadership affects the future of this iconic business.
Who is Tony Gavin and What’s His Role at Bimbo Bakeries USA?
In Tony Gavin’s more than 30 years with Bimbo Bakeries USA, he has served in a variety of roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer. In his new role as President, Tony will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations in the United States.
Tony began his career with Bimbo in 1986 as a sales representative in Philadelphia. He has since held positions of increasing responsibility, including District Manager, Vice President of Sales, and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In 2009, Tony was named Chief Operating Officer, a position he held until his recent promotion to President.
Tony is a graduate of La Salle University and resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife and two children.
Background on Bimbo Bakeries USA
Beginning in 1945, Bimbo Bakeries USA has a rich history of producing high-quality breads and baked goods. Today, the company is one of the largest baking companies in North America with operations in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Brazil, Canada, and the United States. Bimbo Bakeries USA’s lineup of brands includes Arnold®, Sara Lee®, Stroehmann®, Thomas’®, Entenmann’s®, EarthGrains®, Freihofer’s®, and Boboli®.
Headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Bimbo Bakeries USA employs nearly 19,000 associates across the country. The company operates more than 60 bakeries and sells its products through a network of more than 13,000 route sales representatives to grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, convenience stores and foodservice providers throughout the United States.
The Appointment of Tony Gavin
Tony Gavin was appointed President of Bimbo Bakeries USA in December 2014. Gavin replaces outgoing President and CEO Craig Jung, who is retiring.
Gavin has been with Bimbo Bakeries USA since 2011, when he joined the company as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new role, Gavin will be responsible for all aspects of BBUSA’s business, including sales, marketing, operations, finance and human resources.
“I am excited to take on this new role and continue to grow the Bimbo Bakeries USA business,” said Gavin. “I look forward to working with our talented team to build on our strong foundation and drive even more success in the years to come.”
Gavin began his career in the food industry with Kraft Foods, where he spent 15 years in a variety of sales and marketing roles. He then moved to Sara Lee Corporation, where he held various positions in sales, marketing and general management before joining BBUSA.
Impact of Tony Gavin’s Leadership
Tony Gavin’s leadership has been a driving force behind Bimbo Bakeries USA’s continued success. Under his guidance, the company has seen unprecedented growth and profitability. His strategic vision and ability to motivate and inspire employees have made Bimbo Bakeries USA one of the most respected and successful companies in the baking industry.
Tony Gavin’s commitment to excellence has helped Bimbo Bakeries USA attain a position of leadership in the baking industry. His innovative approach to marketing and product development has kept the company at the forefront of an ever-changing marketplace. His dedication to customer satisfaction has resulted in loyal customers and strong relationships with retailers nationwide.
The impact of Tony Gavin’s leadership can be seen in every aspect of Bimbo Bakeries USA’s business. His passion for the baking industry and his tireless efforts to improve the quality of our products and services have made Bimbo Bakeries USA a leader in the baking industry. We are proud to have him as our President and we are confident that under his guidance, we will continue to grow and prosper.
The Future for Bimbo Bakeries USA Under New Leadership
The future looks bright for Bimbo Bakeries USA under the leadership of Tony Gavin. The company has been on a path of growth and expansion in recent years, and Gavin is committed to continue this trajectory.
In his new role, Gavin will be responsible for overseeing all operations of Bimbo Bakeries USA. This includes the development and execution of strategies to grow the business and drive profitability. He will also be charged with leading the company’s team of nearly 11,000 employees across the country.
Gavin brings a wealth of experience to his new role at Bimbo Bakeries USA. Prior to joining the company, he served as President of Minute Maid North America at The Coca-Cola Company. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of Minute Maid’s business in the United States and Canada. Gavin also has experience working in the food industry, having served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Frito-Lay North America prior to joining Coca-Cola.
With his proven track record of success in both the food and beverage industries, Gavin is well-positioned to lead Bimbo Bakeries USA into its next phase of growth. Under his guidance, the company is poised to continue expanding its reach across the United States and delivering high-quality baked goods to customers nationwide.
With Tony Gavin officially assuming the role of president at Bimbo Bakeries USA, it is clear that he has vast industry knowledge and experience. He brings a strong set of leadership qualifications to his new role and is sure to take the company to greater heights in the future. His expertise on global operations and ability to engender trust among stakeholders should prove him an invaluable asset for Bimbo Bakerie’s USA as they pursue their goals. We wish Mr. Gavin all the best in this new chapter of his career!