As Baldor Specialty Foods looks to position itself for growth, the company recently announced executive promotions designed to enhance business performance, improve the customer experience, and streamline the rollout of several future company initiatives.
“As we emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever, Baldor intends to accelerate growth plans,” commented Baldor Chief Executive Officer TJ Murphy. “Toward that end, we’re calling on the business talents of two exceptional executives who helped see Baldor through some very tough times. Both these promotions are well-deserved and will ensure we grow the company for the benefit of our customers and employees.”
The promotions are of the following two people: Gene Mayer to Chief Operating Officer and Benjamin Walker to Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Merchandising.
Mayer was previously Senior Vice President of Procurement. In his new role, a press release explained, Mayer will oversee global operations and strengthen Baldor’s infrastructure for growth. He will drive innovation in warehouse management, supply chain activities, and new business venture. His expertise is a key contributor to Baldor’s growth, as Mayer has already spent 17 years with the company.
Walker was previously Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and has a history of driving several successful programs at Baldor, most notably the company’s successful pivot to a home-delivery model during the pandemic, as well as driving a number of their digitization efforts and growth in the retail channel.
In his new role, Walker will be assigned the task of restructuring Baldor’s merchandising team to further align the company’s sales and product strategies.
“As the foodservice industry continues to rebound, we are finding our customers want to deepen their relationship with us and purchase more of our product portfolio. Investing in our merchandising function is the next logical step in ensuring we live up to and exceed our customers’ expectations,” remarked Walker.
Baldor President Michael Muzyk also commented on the promotions.
“These two new promotions ensure Baldor maintains a solid management team that’s prepared to take Baldor to new heights and better experiences for our customers and partners alike,” said Muzyk. “Stay tuned, we’ll have a lot more to report in the coming months.”
We look forward to seeing what new things await Baldor!