Dawn Foods names Ahmet Hepdogan as vice president of North America acquisitions and promotes Josh Bruketta to vice president of North America people

JACKSON, Michigan, November 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Global bakery manufacturer and ingredient distributor Dawn Foods today announced two additions to its North America Leadership team. Ahmet Hepdogan joins the company as Vice President of Acquisitions at North America Y Josh Bruketta has been promoted to Vice President of People, North America.

hepdogan succeeds john wolf who will retire in March 2023. In his role, Hepdogan will lead Dawn’s regional procurement team, working on strategic contract strategies and negotiations and identifying innovative global sourcing solutions to meet Dawn’s business objectives. You will also lead strategic planning for materials and services, work across regional and global procurement strategies, and support commodity risks within the supply chain. Hepdogan will serve as a member of the Dawn North America Leadership Team and will report to john schmitzpresident of Dawn Foods North America.

“Ahmet has a successful history of leading world-class purchasing organizations in the food and beverage industry with a focus on building relationships and delivering strategic plans,” said Schmitz. “He is an effective leader and advocate for the digitization of procurement, which aligns with our ongoing transformation agenda focused on supporting our business and clients around the world.”

Prior to Dawn, Ahmet served as Director of Acquisitions for Ferrara, a sweet snack company and affiliate of Ferrero International. He has also held strategic acquisition and leadership positions at ARYZTA (Aspire Bakeries) and US Foods.

Bruketta, who has been with Dawn since 2021 and previously served as a director within the department, now leads the organization of people to North America. In this new role, Bruketta is responsible for managing and developing talent, managing change and driving departmental excellence across the region. She will continue to partner with leaders across the business to advance Dawn’s culture of putting people first and support the company’s business strategy.

“Josh has been instrumental in driving significant change in the areas of retention, recruiting and more for our retail and distribution business,” added Schmitz. “He will continue to work closely with our global people partners to position Dawn as an employer of choice and enhance the team member experience. I appreciate her advice and expertise and look forward to seeing her continue to advance our organization.”

Bruketta will also report to Schmitz and be part of the Dawn North America leadership team.

About Dawn Food Products, Inc.

Dawn Foods is a world leader in the manufacture of bakery products and distribution of ingredients. As the partner chosen to inspire everyday baking success, Dawn Foods is committed to delighting its customers around the world with the partnership, knowledge, innovations, baked goods and experience that enables them to achieve their goals. aspirations. Based in Jackson, Michigan, Dawn Foods has more than 4,000 team members around the world and provides high-quality baked goods to more than 50,000 customers located in more than 100 countries. To learn more about the company, its products and its culture, visit www.dawnfoods.com.

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Zeno Group for Dawn Foods

Senior Director, Global Brand and Communications

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SOURCE Dawn Food Products, Inc.

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