Some fresh C-suite power has been added to Flowers Foods' executive team this week. The company announced Monday that Brad Cashaw has been named Chief Supply Chain Officer, effective September 8, 2020. Cashaw will be responsible for Flowers' supply chain operations and report to Brad Alexander, Chief Operating Officer.
Before joining Flowers, Cashaw was Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at Dean Foods where he was responsible for manufacturing, logistics, procurement, R&D, safety, quality, engineering, planning, fleet, network optimization, sustainability, and operational excellence.
Prior to that, Cashaw was Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain for the Cheese and Dairy division at Kraft Foods Group, with responsibility for all aspects of the supply chain. According to a press release, he was also Senior Vice President, Snacks Supply Chain at the Kellogg Company, with supply chain responsibility for that operating unit.
Cashaw began his career at PepsiCo, and held several production and supply chain roles, including Plant Manager within the beverage division. He advanced through the Quaker Foods and Snacks division of PepsiCo, where he was ultimately Vice President, Supply Chain and NA Operations. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University.
"Brad brings to Flowers his extensive operations and supply chain experience leading numerous teams and functions for world-class organizations," Alexander said. "His leadership, solid understanding of all aspects of business, and proven ability to deliver end-to-end results will be a tremendous asset as we continue the supply chain optimization work already begun under Project Centennial. On behalf of the entire leadership team, we're excited Brad has joined Flowers."
Hats off to Brad Cashaw on earning this prestigious role!