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Our Story
Celebrating Nearly 70 Years of Baking Excellence
Our History

We are an Industry Leader in High-Speed Carrier Solutions with nearly 70 years of Baking Excellence. Since our humble beginnings in 1955, we’ve been committed to supplying only the highest quality sandwich buns, rolls and sweet baked goods to the QSR Industry. We are committed to our customers and work collaboratively across our business as a trusted supplier partner. This allows us to be a global industry leader in delivering the highest level of Quality, Service and Innovation in everything we do.

Our History
Our Story
1955 - Today
1955
1955
OUR BEGINNING

We humbly began our Expertise in the QSR channel in 1955 with One Man and One Truck delivering buns in the Midwest, United States.

1991-2014
1991-2014
GLOBAL GROWTH

Global Investment and Expansion with multiple high-speed Bakeries in France, China, Switzerland, Morocco, Turkey, South Korea, Russia, South Africa and Italy.

Solidified QSR Channel Expertise.

2015
2015
U.S. EXPANSION

Expanded North American Presence with the acquisition of The New Bakery Company.

Two High-Speed Bakeries in Central Ohio.

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2017
GRUPO BIMBO

Acquired by Grupo Bimbo in 2017. We are viewed as a Growth and Innovation engine for the company

 

Central Asia
2020
CENTRAL ASIA

Well positioned to meet the growing needs of QSR restaurants in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, North East China (Ürümqi), and certain parts of Russia.

Brazil expansion
2021
BRAZIL EXPANSION

Strengthening the company's position in Latin America and expanding its global leadership in the QSR market in Brazil.

2019
2022 - Today
ORGANIC GROWTH

Growing organically to meet the needs of our customers around the globe:

  • North America – Valdosta Georgia 
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Middle East
Global Bakery Powerhouse

Today, we are a Global Bakery Powerhouse with 49 Bakeries across 23 Countries.

We produce and ship close to 15MM baked goods every day to thousands of QSR Restaurants Globally.

Global Bakery Powerhouse
Our Beliefs

Our Purpose is to Nourish a Better World through Sustainable, Deeply Humane Values.

OUR BELIEFS
Our Leadership

The Bimbo QSR Leadership team is comprised of bakery and foodservice industry experts with decades of business-building experience. Their expertise is shared across the organization through functional team alignment in a variety of disciplines. This structure enables us to effectively communicate globally, share best practices and leverage technical baking and food safety expertise and resources to our individual bakeries.

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Mark Bendix

Executive Vice President

Mark is the President of Bimbo QSR, a Division of Grupo Bimbo. Previously, Mark was the Chief Executive Officer at East Balt Bakeries, where he set the strategic direction, global operations, culture, vision and values for the company. After a successful fiscal turnaround of East Balt, Mark led the sale of the Company to Grupo Bimbo. Mark has extensive leadership experience in the baking sector based on years of executive positions at The Bama Companies, General Mills, The Pillsbury Company and Quaker Oats.

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Mark Bendix

"The passion, dedication and unwavering commitment to excellence by every member of Bimbo QSR is second to none. We take pride in ensuring only best-in-class bakery products are shipped to our Customers."

Mark Bendix

President

Joe MCDilda
Joe MCDilda
Global Vice President, R&D
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JOE MCDILDA

Joe is responsible for leading and supporting all aspects of Research & Development on a global basis, with equal emphasis on core product improvement and new product development. Joe has more than thirty years of food industry R&D experience with The Pillsbury Company, General Mills, The Bama Companies and East Balt Bakeries.
 

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Fernando Valverde
Fernando Valverde
Global Vice President, Finance
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FERNANDO VALVERDE

Fernando is responsible for the Bimbo QSR's overall financial planning, budgeting, costing, treasury, accounting, tax and audit activities. Prior to joining Bimbo QSR, he spent time in a variety of industries, including Architecture and Management Consulting.
 

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Mike Labosky
Mike Labosky
Global Vice President, Quality
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MIKE LABOSKY

Mike is responsible for all Bimbo QSR Quality Assurance systems, food safety and product quality compliance on a global basis. Mike has more than thirty years of experience providing quality and operations leadership to companies such as Golden State Foods, Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products, Unilever Food Solutions and McCormick & Co.

Natasha Galavotti
Natasha Galavotti
‍Global Vice President, Customers
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NATASHA GALAVOTTI

Natasha is responsible for managing Bimbo QSR's largest customers around the world, bringing a wealth of global management experience in sales, supply chain and sustainability. Prior to joining Bimbo QSR, Natasha held leadership positions at Seda International Packaging Group, The Marketing Store, Deloitte Consulting and General Motors.

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JayBrown
Jay Brown
Global Vice President, Distribution Systems
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JAY BROWN

Jay is responsible for Bimbo QSR Logistics, which includes DSD frozen operations, 3PL distribution, freezer and equipment assets, customer service, forecasting and customer relationships. He brings nearly 40 years of innovative logistics experience, holding similar positions with East Balt Bakeries, The New Bakery Company and Sta-Fresh Buns of Ohio.

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Lynn Langrock
Lynn Langrock
Global Vice President, People
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LYNN LANGROCK

Lynn energetically leads our Strategic Workforce Planning, Leadership & Organization Development, Labor Relations, Talent Management, Benefits, HR Field Operations and Compensation. Prior to Bimbo QSR, she led the Human Relations and Corporate Affairs group for Bimbo Canada where she drove the company’s COVID-19 response leading her to be named among Canada’s 50 Best Executives in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Best Executive Awards.

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Didier Moleres
Didier Moleres
Global Vice President, Operations
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DIDIER MORALES

Didier is responsible for the operational capability, performance, programs and systems that add value to Bimbo QSR’s bakeries around the world.  His international experience with Grupo Bimbo includes Director of Quality Assurance; Regional Vice President of Operations for Bimbo Bakeries USA and Vice President of Operations for Latin Centro, leading teams in Central America including Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador.
 

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Pablo Garrido
Pablo Garrido
General Manager, EMEA
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PABLO GARRIDO

Pablo is responsible for the strategic leadership and business development in the European Region, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and South Africa.  Pablo has more than 20 years of bakery experience; including serving as a consultant to The Coca-Cola Company and Heineken, as assistant Managing Director at Berlys Corporación Alimentaria, as Managing Director Iberia at Fresh Start Bakeries Iberia.

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Al Gomez
Al Gomez
General Manager, U.S.
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AL GOMEZ

Al is responsible for developing and growing our customer base in the United States. His Foodservice experience spans 25 years of sales leadership and new business development experience with top organizations such as The Pillsbury Company, General Mills, The Schwan Food Company and most recently, Kerry.

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TigerYang
Tiger Yang Wang
Vice President & General Manager, Asia
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TIGER YANG WANG

Tiger leads Bimbo QSR’s China and South Korea operations which consists of nine plants representing the largest bakery supplier to McDonald's, Yum brands and Burger King in the China market. Prior to join BQ, Tiger specialized in commercial management in the consumer goods industry with multi-national companies in the China market, including Unilever Food Solution, ABF Foods and Campbell's Soup.  

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