Ellison Bakery: welcomes New CEO

Fort Wayne / IN. (di) Ellison Bakery, a portfolio company of Blackford Capital and a leading manufacturer of cookie and snack products for the industrial market, food service, and retail private label space, is proud to have welcomed Stephanie Chattillion as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Since acquiring Ellison Bakery in January of 2017, Blackford Capital has driven tremendous growth at the Company. Chattillion was brought on board in July of 2018 to lead Ellison and execute profitable growth moving forward.

Chattillion brings fourteen years of senior executive experience and has been providing leadership to a wide range of industries, including seven years in Bakery. Prior to joining Ellison, Chattillion held leadership roles with Dawn Foods Products, CSM Bakery Supplies NA, and Newell Rubbermaid.

«I am thrilled to be a part of the Ellison team and build upon its well-established reputation for quality and customer service,» said Stephanie Chattillion. «I look forward to leading Ellison in its next chapter of the growth and operational execution.» Since joining Ellison, Chattillion has been focused on improving business processes and employee engagement.

«We are excited to have Stephanie leading the team at Ellison and look forward to the valuable impact she will have on the organization,» said Jeff Johnson, Managing Director at Blackford Capital and Chairman of the Board. «Stephanie has an outstanding track record and reputation in the industry, and we have no doubt that her strong background in business processes will be a great contribution to Ellison’s growth initiatives moving forward.»

About Ellison Bakery

Founded in 1945, Ellison Bakery is a leading industrial bakery located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Ellison produces cookie, snack bar, crunch and inclusion, and other products for the industrial market, food service industry, and retail and private label space. Ellison maintains several baking lines with a diverse set of capabilities that allow it to deliver exceptional quality and customer service.

About Blackford Capital

Founded in 2000, Blackford Capital is a private equity investment firm headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Blackford Capital makes majority control investments in founder and family-owned, lower middle-market manufacturing, distribution, and services companies.

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