About Us

We’re more than just a bakery business...
We are a proud, innovative organization, with enduring family values.

“The passion, dedication and unwavering commitment to excellence by every member of East Balt Bakeries is second to none.
We take pride in ensuring only best-in-class bakery products are shipped to our Customers”

Mark Bendix
CEO, East Balt Bakeries

One Man. One Truck.

Celebrating over 60 Years
of Baking Excellence

In 1955, we started as a single bakery in Chicago Illinois, delivering freshly made buns to our customers from one delivery truck. Today, East Balt Bakeries is 2,100 Employees Strong and is a Global Bakery Leader. We proudly supply restaurant chains around the world with high quality buns and artisan rolls from our 21 high-speed Bakeries located in 11 countries.

Committed to Our People and Our Customers.

Meet Our Leadership

The East Balt Bakeries Leadership team is comprised of bakery and foodservice industry experts with decades of business-building experience. This expertise is shared across the organization through functional team alignment in a variety of disciplines. This structure enables us to effectively communicate across our global structure, share best practices and leverage technical baking and food safety expertise and resources to our individual bakeries.

Mark Bendix

Chief Executive Officer

With the ultimate responsibility for East Balt's operational, fiscal, human resources, culture, vision, values and strategic direction, as well as customer relationships, Mark Bendix sets the direction of East Balt. He was appointed to this role in January, 2013. Mark has extensive experience in the bakery sector, having held leadership positions at the Quaker Oats Company, Pillsbury, General Mills, and most recently as President of the Bama Companies.

Executive Leadership

David Watkins

Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer

David Dvorak

Executive Vice President,
Human Resources

Joe McDilda

Executive Vice President,

Mike LaBosky

Vice President,
Global Quality

Daniel Harrison

Vice President,

Richard An

Executive Vice President,

Werner Herterich

Executive Vice President,

Donna Rodriguez

Sr. Vice President,

Kurt James

Executive Vice President,
Greater Asia

Lianying “Kelley” Wang

Executive Vice President
U.S. Region