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Markel Food Group Hires Slobodan Djukic as Vice President, MFG Business System

Richmond, VA – September 6, 2017 

Global leader in automated food processing solutions, the Markel Food Group, today announced the appointment of Slobodan Djukic as vice president, Markel Food Group Business System (MBS).

As vice president, Mr. Slobodan will lead the aggressive implementation of the business system throughout the family of companies. Slobodan joins the manufacturing group with 10 years of experience utilizing and implementing the Danaher/Fortive Business System at Pacific Scientific, a company committed to supporting businesses with essential technologies.

“I find Slobodan to be a uniquely engaging person with deep experience in this critical area for our continued success,” stated Markel Food Group CEO Ken Newsome. “He will work to further develop our business system and ensure that each of our companies around the world operates under the guidance of these shared values and critical processes.”

Slobodan earned his degree in Economics from Arizona State University. He has spent his career guiding teams through lean manufacturing, policy deployment, value stream mapping, statistical process control, and other process improvement efforts.

Slobodan will be based at the Markel Food Group headquarters in Richmond, Virginia.

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).