The largest commercial baking company makes leadership changes

Tony Gavin will now serve as President of Bimbo Bakeries USA

  • 20 March 2023
The largest commercial baking company makes leadership changes

Horsham, Pennsylvania – Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) names Tony Gavin as President of the largest commercial baking company.

Gavin succeeds Fred Penny who has led the US business of Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV for 10 years.

Gavin has been with BBU for the past 20 years and currently serves as Executive Vice President.

He has held positions at George Weston Bakeries, Best Foods Inc, and CPC International Inc.

The succession at BBU was announced in the Grupo Bimbo fourth-quarter financial results and includes other leadership changes at Mexico City-based Bimbo.

In addition, Rafael Pamias has been named Chief Operating Officer of Grupo Bimbo. He will lead the four global regions of Grupo Bimbo, as well as sustainability and global marketing.

Pamias has been with Bimbo since August 2016. He first served as Senior Vice President and then later as Executive Vice President.

He has also led the company’s Latin America region and has had responsibility for research and development, as well as marketing. 

He obtained a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from ESAGE in Barcelona, as well as a Master’s Degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. 

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