Clough to president at Pennant Foods

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ITASCA, ILL. — Jim Clough has joined Pennant Foods as president. He succeeds Dan Scales. Pennant Foods, a member of the Fresh Start Bakeries family of companies, provides specialty bakery products and solutions to the food service and retail industry under the Pennant, La Francaise, Sweet Bites and Doughlectables brands.

Mr. Clough has more than 20 years of management experience in the food industry, working across multiple channels, including food service, in-store bakery, industrial and retail. He most recently led the food service division of Menu Inspirations, a subsidiary of H.J. Heinz Co., where he focused on gourmet desserts and appetizers.

Prior to Heinz, Mr. Clough was general manager of ConAgra Foodservice — Frozen & Shelf.

"Pennant has a great team of people who are customer centric, a portfolio of quality products and brands that are focused on specific segments with a wide array of plant capabilities," Mr. Clough said. "As part of Fresh Start Bakeries, we have the infrastructure, support and resources to develop customized products and programs for key distributors and operators. We can meet their needs domestically and grow with them as they expand internationally."

Mr. Clough received a bachelor’s of science degree at the University of Akron and a master’s degree at Baker University.

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