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Lallemand: names CEO Bakers Yeast Business North America

Montreal / CA. (lm) Lallemand Inc. Audrey St. Onge has been named President + Chief Executive Officer of Lallemand’s North American Bakers Yeast Business. She succeeds Gary Edwards, appointed Senior VP and Special Advisor in 2018.

St. Onge was most recently Senior VP of Operations with the SK Food Group, a role she held since March 2017. Prior to this she spent 5 years with Albertsons / Safeway as Director of Manufacturing responsible for 5 California based plants. Before moving to the US to manage Safeway’s largest Bakery plant based in Los Angeles Bakery (formerly LA Vons), she managed Canadian Safeway plants in both Bakery + Fruit Juice (Tetra Pak) production. She spent a period of time, during her leadership development, as the GM of Montreal Airline Catering. Audrey has also served on the Board of the ABA for 3 years.

«Audrey’s operational and leadership experience shows a clear record of delivering on expectations and generating shareholder value,» said Bill Nankervis, Exec VP + COO of Lallemand. «Over the last several months we conducted a thorough search process and we are confident Audrey is the right person to lead our business serving the North American baking industry into the future. She brings a wealth of operational and food industry experience as well as a fresh perspective on the challenges and opportunities that lie before us. I am very pleased to have someone of her calibre join us.»

«I am thrilled to join Lallemand with its storied history and to be back involved in the baking industry,» St. Onge said. «I am committed to delivering on the business’ strategic objectives and looking forward to working with our employees to serve our customers in the baking industry.»