Milling & Baking News - May 8, 2018 - 17
Blake Jennings joins Biscuitville
as director of development
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Blake Jennings has joined Biscuitville Fresh
Southern as director of development.
A third-generation member of the Jennings family to work at Biscuitville, he'll
join his father, Burney Jennings, chief
executive officer, at the maker of Southern food. His grandfather, Maurice Jennings, founded Biscuitville in 1966.
In his new role, Blake Jennings will
be responsible for Biscuitville's real
estate development, construction and
economic modeling. Prior to joining
Biscuitville, he worked as the associate
director of development at Kane Realty
Corp. in Raleigh, N.C., focusing on Class
A office, apartment and retail developments in the Raleigh and Charleston,
S.C., markets. Earlier in his career, he
worked for First Potomac Realty Trust.
He received a bachelor's degree in
finance from Wake Forest University's
School of Business in 2011.
Additionally, Lisa Weaver has been
promoted to the newly created position of director of marketing services.
In her new role, Ms. Weaver will be
responsible for project and production
management and will be the marketing
liaison shepherding ideas from concept
through execution while continuing to
support and grow Biscuitville's marketing department production team.
Ms. Weaver joined Biscuitville in September 2017 as marketing services manager. Prior to joining Biscuitville, she had
served Biscuitville's marketing team for
more than four years as a print vendor. MBN
Scott Bieker to Corbion North America
as vice-president of bakery sales
LENEXA, KAS. - Scott Bieker has
joined the Corbion North America
leadership team as vice-president of
bakery sales. In this position, he will
lead the bakery, milling and technical
A graduate of Kansas State University's Bakery Science program, Mr.
Bieker has a wide range of experience
in the baking industry, most recently
as vice-president of sales at AMF
Bakery Systems, a bakery equipment
manufacturer. Earlier, he worked at
Tromp Group, Danisco, AIB International, Nonni's and Earthgrains,
where he began his career as a baker.
"We are excited about the industry
knowledge and technical capabilities Mr.
Bieker adds to our organization as we
continue to build our baking team within
the industry," said Mark Hotze, vicepresident, North America, Corbion. "He
will absolutely continue to build on the
positive momentum we are creating." MBN
Sonali P. Gunawardhana joins life science
team Shook, Hardy and Bacon
WASHINGTON - Sonali P. Gu- and industry acumen will make her a
nawardhana has joined the life science powerful advocate for our clients."
Ms. Gunawardhana joined Shook
team of Shook, Hardy and Bacon, a
law firm specializing in health, science from Wiley Rein L.L.P., where she
helped food and beverage companies
as well as pharmaceutical and
Ms. Gunawardhana will
medical device businesses seekcounsel food and beverage,
ing to resolve Food and Drug
drug and device and dietary
supplement companies on regA graduate of the University of
ulatory matters from Shook's
New Hampshire School of Law
with a focus on health law, Ms.
"Providing health, life science
Gunawardhana holds a master's
and consumer product compa- Gunawardhana
of law degree from American Uninies with a forward-looking approach to the F.D.A. is critical to meet versity College of Law and a Certificate
their business objectives," said Made- in Business Administration from Georgeleine McDonough, Shook chair. "Sonali town University. She also holds a masbrings a wealth of practical guidance ter's degree in public health from Boston
and a refined understanding of evolv- University, a graduate degree from Webing regulatory challenges. Her F.D.A. ster University and an undergraduate
knowledge combined with her legal degree from Syracuse University. MBN
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