THOMASVILLE, Ga., August 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), maker of Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Canyon Bakehouse, Tastykake, and other baked goods, announced today David Roach, former President of Cake Operations at Flowers, has been appointed Chief Strategic Projects Officer, effective immediately. In this newly created position, David will be responsible for leading and will continue to report to various strategic projects for the company Brad Alexandermanager. tom winterFlowers’ Chief Supply Chain Officer, is now responsible for overseeing the cake operations.
“David has been leading successful teams at Flowers for almost 30 years,” said Alexander. “As President of Cake Operations, he has done an outstanding job driving operational efficiencies across our snack bakeries. His vast experience, leadership skills and operational knowledge will benefit us as we lead our strategic projects across the business.”
Roach began his career at Flowers in route sales in Atlanta, GA., and worked in sales management before being promoted to regional sales manager in the central region. He was Vice President of Sales at Flowers Baking Co. of Villa Rica in Villa Rica, Ga.and later appointed president of the bakery. He was also President of the East Tennessee Baking Company in Nashville, Tennessee., before becoming Senior Vice President of the Central Region. During his career, he has held a number of sales and marketing leadership positions including the company’s National Accounts team and organic business. Prior to his most recent role as President of Cake Operations, he was President of the Snacking/Specialty business unit.
Roach’s industry involvement includes serving as a member and chair of the Executive Leadership Development Committee (ELDC) of the American Bakers Association, a past board member of Quality Bakers of America and chair of the Marketing Committee, and a past member of the Grain Foods Foundation Marketing Committee. Roach also served on the board of directors of Dave’s Killer Bread Second Chance Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing Georgia Southwestern State University.
About flower foods
headquarters in Thomasville, Ga.Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is one of the largest manufacturers of packaged baked goods in The United States with 2021 sales of $4.3 billion. Flowers operates bakeries across the country producing a wide range of baked goods. The company’s top brands include Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, Wonder, Canyon Bakehouse and Tastykake. Learn more at www.flowersfoods.com.
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