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Customer Service and Sales Support Strengthen with New Leadership in Americas

AMF Bakery Systems announces leadership changes in Americas following integration of Tromp Group

Richmond, Virginia – February 5, 2019 – AMF Bakery Systems announced today two big leadership changes for sales and service support throughout North, Central and South America. Blake Millard, Director of Sales for AMF, will lead a growing sales team strategically focused on five product segments: soft bread and buns, artisan bread and rolls, pizza and flatbreads, cakes and pies, and pastry and croissants, throughout the U.S. and Canada. Jamie Bryan, General Manager for AMF Tucker, will lead project management and service teams for all AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer equipment throughout the U.S. and Canada, in addition to his existing leadership for all AMF BakeTech equipment. Federico Martinez, Vice President of Sales for Latin America, will continue to lead the combined sales and service teams in Central and South America.

These leadership changes follow the announcement of the global integration of Tromp Sheeting and Depositing Systems (AMF Tromp) and Den Boer Baking Systems (AMF Den Boer) – formerly Tromp Group – into AMF Bakery Systems.

“With this improved alignment, our sales and engineering teams are better equipped to offer the best bakery system solutions while also more effectively supporting our bakery customers with localized service engineers and project management,” said Jason Ward, President of AMF Bakery Systems.

Under Millard’s leadership, AMF’s North American sales team has welcomed Brandon Woods and Jeff McLean as Regional Account Managers. Clint Adams will continue as Product Specialist for AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer solutions supporting the sales team and customers in the Americas region.

Additionally, Bryan and the AMF Tucker team have welcomed Clent Hollin as Project Manager and Michael Gill as Installation and Service Technician. Hollin and Gill will be accountable for ensuring the AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer projects are executed and supported effectively in the U.S. and Canada.

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About AMF Bakery Systems

AMF Bakery Systems is the world leader in bakery automation solutions supplying state-of-the-art commercial equipment for an ever-changing market. AMF’s systems set the standard in the baking industry providing complete solutions for soft bread, buns and rolls, tortillas and English muffins, artisan breads, pizzas and flatbreads, cakes and pies, and pastries and croissants. Along with the latest bakery innovation, AMF provides expert design and applications engineering, production expertise, full-system integration, project management, installation, training and lifetime parts and service support.

About Tromp Group

AMF Tromp and AMF Den Boer – formerly Tromp Group – provide technically leading unit equipment as well as fully-integrated bakery solutions for the worldwide baking industry. Together, AMF, AMF Tromp, and AMF Den Boer help bakers grow their product portfolio with confidence to produce soft bread and buns, sheeted artisan breads, pizzas and flatbreads, cakes and pies, and pastries and croissants. ­

About Markel Food Group

The Markel Food Group family of companies (www.markelfoodgroup.com) includes AMF Bakery Systems (www.amfbakery.com), Reading Bakery Systems (www.readingbakery.com), Tromp Group (www.trompgroup.nl), and Solbern (www.solbern.com). The companies serve as market leaders in the manufacturing and design of automated food processing equipment for the production of bread, bun, baked snacks, cakes, pizza, pastries, and other specialty baking products.

The Markel Food Group companies are subsidiaries under Markel Ventures, Inc., (www.markelventures.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL).