Caravan Ingredients Announces Changes Within Industrial Sales Division

January 18, 2011

Caravan Ingredients and Bakery Supplies North America (BSNA) are pleased to announce the promotion of two executives. Ian Trood, previously Vice President of Industrial Sales & Milling for Caravan Ingredients, has been promoted to Vice President, International Sales Development for BSNA, the North American division of CSM. Gary Schmidt, previously Vice President, Operations, will take over the role of Vice President, Industrial Sales for Caravan Ingredients, reporting to the C.E.O., Bill McGowan.

Mr. Trood brings 32 years of sales experience to his new role and will be a valuable asset as CSM, Caravan Ingredients' parent company, works to grow their international business. As Vice President, International Sales Development, Mr. Trood will be responsible for introducing and expanding CSM's U.S. product lines and developing optimal portfolios with CSM imported and locally sourced products to newly developed international markets such as Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Mr. Schmidt has been with Caravan Ingredients since 2008. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Schmidt spent 15 years in various senior level positions in food related industries. He has a long track record of managing large groups and implementing change to meet and exceed company goals across functions. Mr. Schmidt will be utilizing his cross functional leadership skills to help Caravan Ingredients grow their Industrial Sales Division. The Milling Sales Division will be led by Bill Gambel, Vice President Sales, Food Ingredients and Milling.

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