ABA announces new board members

The American Bakers Association (ABA) is happy to announce new members to its Board of Directors. Ryals McMullian, President and CEO of Flowers Foods is joining the Executive Committee as the Member At-Large. Campbell Williams, Co-CEO, BCW Food Products joins the Board as AIB Chair and Bill Gross, Executive Vice President, PPC Flexible Packaging, joins as ATBI President.

“I am thrilled to welcome Ryals McMullian to the ABA Executive Committee and Campbell Williams and Bill Gross to the Board of Directors,” said Eric Dell, President and CEO, ABA. “Ryals, Campbell, and Bill’s executive-level leadership and deep industry knowledge will serve to further strengthen and propel ABA forward. 2023 is an exciting year of growth and strategic planning for ABA. With the strong leadership of the Board of Directors, ABA is well positioned to take its value proposition to the next level for both our members and the industry.”

ABA added that it recognised and appreciated years of service of outgoing Board Members including Brad Alexander, retired COO, Flowers Foods; Jo Anne Williams, President, JAG Portfolio Services; and Dean Modglin, Vice President of Sales, Lesaffre North America.

Ryals McMullian is the President and CEO of Flowers Foods, first elected in 2019. He drives strategies to increase shareholder value by focusing on brand growth, managing costs, expanding into product adjacencies through smart mergers and acquisitions and developing talent and leading capabilities.

Campbell Williams is the Co-CEO of BCW Food Products, as part of the fourth generation to participate in the family business. Prior to joining the company 17 years ago, he worked for Snyder’s Lance. He is active in the industry and currently serves on the boards of AIB International and Southwest Allied Trades.

Bill Gross is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of PPC Flexible Packaging. Since joining the company in 2014, Bill has held a variety of operations and sales leadership roles. He brings over 30 years of experience in the food packaging industry having dedicated the last 20 to focusing on bakery.

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