Savelli and LeComte joining A.B.A. board of directors

by Josh Sosland
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WASHINGTON — Ron Savelli, president and chief executive officer of Caravan Ingredients, Lenexa, Kas., and Brian LeComte, treasurer of Gold Medal Bakery in Fall River, Mass., have been appointed to the American Bakers Association board of directors.

Mr. Savelli will represent the A.B.A. allied members on the board. He was named president of Caravan in December by its parent company CSM Bakery Supplies North America.

In the early 1980s, Mr. Savelli spent seven years with Caravan Products before joining Progressive Bagel Inc./Einstein Noah Bagel as vice-president of product development. He returned to Caravan in 2003 as vice-president of sale and marketing. Caravan Ingredients was formed in 2006 with the merger of Caravan Products and American Ingredients into a single operating company. More recently, the company acquired the specialty bakery ingredients business of Archer Daniels Midland Co.

The fourth generation of his family at Gold Medal, Mr. LeComte joined the company after graduating in 2002 from Providence College with an accounting degree. He began as an assistant controller and in 2004 was named treasurer, overseeing finance, human resources and information technology.

Gold Medal operates two baking plants, in Fall River, Mass., and West Haven, Conn.

Mr. LeComte has been an active member of A.B.A. and a participant in the Executive Leadership Development Committee, the A.B.A. said.

"A.B.A. is grateful that Mr. LeComte and Mr. Savelli have agreed to contribute their valuable time and extensive knowledge to the board of directors," said Robb MacKie, A.B.A. president and chief executive officer. "It is this type of commitment by our generous volunteer members that allows us to a successful organization."

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