OMAHA, NEB. (August 22, 2023) – Today, The James Skinner Co. (J. Skinner), one of the premiere bakery manufacturers in the U.S., is proud to announce the hiring of Agust Gunnarsson as Master Baker and Olivia Torczon as Director of Product Development.
“Consumers and our retail partners demand quality, consistency, and innovation in baked goods, and that demand continues to grow,” stated Audie Keaton, President and CEO of J. Skinner. “Adding Agust and Olivia to our team allows us to meet the short-term needs of consumers and allow us to lead innovation for high-quality bakery items for years to come.”
Olivia Torczon brings 14 years of experience in food science, brand development and product commercialization. She most recently worked on the Member’s Mark Private Brand team at Sam’s Club, including Senior Manager of Product Development for the in-club bakery and Senior Product and Brand Manager in deli and freezer.
Agust Gunnarsson is a member of the International Master Baker’s Guild with more than 25 years of baker research, development, production, and consultation, most recently working as the Vice President of Research and Development Master Baker at Epi Breads. Agust received his Master Baker education at the University of Iceland and Baker and Fine Pastry education from the Culinary Institute of Iceland.