J. Skinner Baking Bolsters Management Team to Position for Growth

OMAHA, NEB. (July 12, 2023) – Today, The J. Skinner Co. (J. Skinner), one of the premiere bakery manufacturers in the U.S., is proud to announce several recent additions to its executive team. Over the past few months, the company has added strategic leadership to several functional areas, including finance, human resources, and marketing. Positioning itself for future growth, J. Skinner has hired Kevin Wedeking as Chief Financial Officer, Jami Bahle as Vice President of Finance and Accounting, James Saroka as Vice President of Human Resources, and Patrick Burke as Director of Marketing and Communications.

“We have taken steps over the past few years to bring the right talent and leadership into our organization,” stated Audie Keaton, President and CEO of J. Skinner. “The addition of these four individuals to our executive team allows us to improve hiring and retention of our employees here in Omaha, positions us financially for growth opportunities that we have created in the baking industry, and will help us improve our communication efforts with our employees, customers, and the community.”

The company will leverage each of these individuals to help strengthen the company and position it for future growth. Kevin brings 30 years of experience in finance across the food supply chain, most recently as CFO of Triumph Foods. Jami adds 20 years of building and developing accounting and finance teams, including 17 years in the food, ag, and energy industries. Over his 25-year career, James has a built and developed HR teams across multiple industries, most recently at Gavilon. Pat has 15 years of marketing and communications experience across the food and ag supply chain.

About J. Skinner
J. Skinner is one of the premiere artisan bakery manufacturers in the U.S. Headquartered in Omaha, Neb., the company employs more than 800 employees and manufactures danish and laminated dough, muffins, cinnamon rolls, brownies, and bars. The company partners with retail grocery and foodservice companies for distribution, while also maintaining key co-packing partnerships in the industry.