After being on the BEMA board for 10 years, we are excited to announce that Jim Warren was named Chairman of the BEMA Board in June 2022. BEMA, the Bakery Equipment Manufacturers Association, has been an important resource to RBS over the years, helping to build relationships with many customers including Pepperidge Farm, Kwik Trip, and TreeHouse Foods, as well as with prospects in the current pipeline.
Chair, Jim’s primary roles will include: serving as industry spokesman, planning and hosting the annual convention, leading the Board of Directors and Executive committees, and, along with the rest of the board, making all major operations and financial decisions of BEMA. He will serve a one year term in this position.
This is not only an important honor for Jim, but also for RBS. Jim’s appointment as the leader and spokesperson of this forward-thinking industry association, reflects positively on our well-earned reputation as an innovation and thought-leader of the Baking Industry.
As Jim reflects upon his decades in the industry, he values the relationships he’s made most. “We are all in this together,” he says. “The baking industry is unique in that people and companies support each other when possible. Even competitors. A growing vibrant industry is good for everyone.”
After decades in the snack industry, what are Jim’s favorites? “Any and every product made on Exact and RBS equipment! Yes, I make my personal snack purchasing decisions based on equipment used to make the products. I know, I know, it’s a little obsessive compulsive, but…”