AMF Strengthens Customer Support in Upper Midwest


Richmond, VA – February 9, 2017 – AMF Bakery Systems announced today Jamie Hankins will join the company as Regional Account Manager for the Upper Midwest, North American sales team. Formerly Senior Account Manager for Baker Thermal Solutions, Hankins will utilize his proficiency in systems engineering and project management to offer enhanced sales and customer service support to AMF customers throughout the region.
A 33-year industry veteran, Hankins has served in a variety of leadership positions throughout the baking industry including Baker Perkins, APV Baker, Turkington Engineering, and most recently Baker Thermal Solutions. “A large portion of my career has been centered around engineering and project management. I have served as Systems Engineering Manager, Applications Engineering Manager, and Account Management in Canada, Eastern U.S., Mexico, and Latin America,” noted Hankins.
“I am thrilled to have Jamie join our sales team. We continue to attract the most talented people as our company grows,” said Scott Bieker, AMF’s Vice President of Sales, North America. “We are well positioned to continue our growth throughout North America and Jamie’s notable experience and passion will be a huge compliment to that growth.”
Hankins will relocate to Chicago, IL to better serve bakers in the Chicago and Upper Midwest areas. Utilizing his experience and bakery process knowledge, Hankins will drive success in the region by supporting bakery customers, the professional baking industry, and his fellow AMF teammates.

AMF Bakery Systems Partners with DK Engineering

AMF Announces Partnership with DK Engineering To Better Serve East-African Region

Gorinchem, Netherlands – December 12, 2016 – AMF Bakery Systems announced today a partnership with DK Engineering in an effort to better serve customers throughout the East-African market. DK Engineering, provides mixers, rack ovens, conveyors, cooling racks, and bread slicers, among other automated food production solutions.

With over 30-years of experience in the bakery business, DK Engineering brings with it a large network of long-established relationships throughout East Africa. With offices in Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda, DK Engineering will help foster relationships with existing and potential customers in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Ethiopia.

“Partnering with DK Engineering will ensure that AMF continues to provide the most efficient after-sales and service support to these East-African countries,” mentioned Koen Van Gestel, Regional Account Manager for AMF Bakery Systems. Alongside AMF’s service team, DK Engineering will support bread and bun bakers throughout East Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa with installation, parts, and service support to maintain AMF systems for maximum production with minimal downtime.


Announcing Vice President Global Operations

AMF Announces Promotion of Colin Powell to Vice President of Global Operations

Richmond, VA – April 1, 2016 – AMF Bakery Systems announced today the promotion of Colin Powell to Vice President Global Operations for AMF Bakery Systems. Powell will be responsible for leading all aspects of solution delivery including Operations, Project Management, and Customer Service to commercial bakers worldwide.

A 17-year company veteran, Powell has served in a variety of management positions at AMF’s headquarters in Richmond, VA culminating in his role leading Operations for the Richmond plant. With the rapid growth and development throughout the Asia Pacific market and the proliferation of low-cost manufacturing in China, Colin agreed to lead AMF’s Asia Pacific Operations, beginning in 2005.

“Colin was faced with an enormous challenge of leading the Commercial Operations at AMF’s Tianjin plant in addition to our Singapore customer service office, and the broader Asia Pacific sales team,” said Jason Ward, AMF’s Executive Vice President, in announcing the promotion. “Thanks to his leadership and the strong team he has built in the region, we have developed a thriving manufacturing base in China and are well positioned to continue our growth throughout Asia Pacific as well as other emerging markets.”

Powell will serve on AMF’s Senior Leadership Team focusing on driving operational excellence across AMF’s multiple manufacturing facilities and delivering a common, exceptional customer experience from installation and start-up through aftermarket services and support.