[Article Headline] | 2021-07-01 | Bakery
OVERLAND PARK, KAN. – At its 2021 congress, BEMA elected new members of the board of directors and announced the renewal of the mandates of the current representatives of its executive committee and its board of directors.
Tim Cook, Vice President, Linxis Group and CEO, Shick Esteve, assumed the role of Chairman of the Board. Mr. Cook served as Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Project Management for 10 years at AMF Bakery Systems before joining Shick Solutions in 2012. He was first elected to the Board of Directors. of BEMA in 2014 and to the executive committee in 2018..
Clay Miller, chairman of Burford Corp., was elected to the executive committee as 3rd vice chairman after being initially elected to the board in 2016. Mr. Miller first joined the baking industry as a mechanical engineer for Burford in 2001. He worked in the company as a as a sales engineer and then as vice president of sales in 2019. He was named president of Burford later that year.
The full 2021-22 executive committee consists of Tim Cook as chairman, Jim Warren of Reading Bakery Systems as 1st vice-president, Patrice Painchaud of Rexfab as 2sd vice president, Clay Miller as 3rd vice president, and Rick Hoskins of Colborne Foodbotics as past president.
Joanie Spencer, Editor-in-Chief, Commercial Baking Media Group, has accepted a nomination to the Board of Directors. Ms. Spencer will join members Mike Day, President; Banner Day; Jay Hardy, National Sales Director; J&K Ingredients; Delia Justable, Global Health Compliance Manager, Forbo Movement System; Mark Podl, Managing Director, Doran Scales; Mike Pierce, President and CEO, The Austin Co .; Eric Riggle, President, Rademaker USA; Craig Souser President and CEO, JLS Automation, Jason Ward, President of AMF Bakery Systems, and Mr. Miller
“Collectively, this Executive Committee and Board of Directors represent many facets of the baking industry and will help continue to bring strategic vision and leadership to BEMA initiatives,” said Kerwin Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer. of the management of BEMA.