American Pan leadership team - Steve and Helen

Source: American Pan

Steve Eaton and Helen Dooley

US-based Bundy Baking Solutions has announced a new sales leadership for equipment supplier American Pan in Europe.

The purpose of the team restructure is to better serve customers across Europe and to maintain the provision of full lifecycle solutions tailored to customers’ needs, the company said.

The sales leadership team for American Pan in Europe is as follows:

  • Steve Eaton, director of sales, American Pan UK & Ireland. Eaton has been with American Pan for more than 12 years, most recently serving as UK sales manager since September 2014. He also has spent time as a business development manager. Prior to joining American Pan, he served as a general factory manager for Cleanbake and has also worked as an operations support manager for East Balt/Guenther, a procurement and supply chain manager for Premier Foods, and a shift manager for Golden West Foods.
  • Jesper Albertsen, vice president sales, American Pan Europe. Albertsen has been with American Pan for more than two years, most recently as European sales director. Prior to American Pan, he was with Kohberg Bakery Group A/S and served as group project manager. He also has worked as a corporate project manager at Lantmännen Unibake, senior project manager at Tulip Food Co, and project manager at Scanvaegt International.
  • Helen Dooley, director of inside sales, American Pan Europe. Dooley most recently served as sales director for the UK and Ireland, and prior to that served as a general manager — head of customer services at American Pan UK. Before American Pan UK, she was with Fluorocarbon, which later turned into FBS Prestige, for a total of nine years before FBS Prestige was then acquired by American Pan. During that time, she started with a general office administration role, was later promoted to head of planning & customer service, and then as general manager – customer service & planning.
  • Dario De Prato, director of sales, American Pan Southern Europe. De Prato most recently served as sales director for American Pan Southern Europe. He joined American Pan in November 2019, prior to which he was a key account sales manager at Praxair, a sales manager at Atusa Empresarial, industrial sales manager at Mappy Italia SpA, and in technical sales at Trelleborg.

“Each of these individuals has proven their commitment to the Bundy Baking Solutions mission of being the most trusted supplier of essential equipment, bakeware, coatings, and services to bakers around the world,” said Jason Bowman, president American Pan Europe & MENA. “Their deep product expertise and vast experience serving our customers will be invaluable to growing our brand in Europe.”

Bundy Baking Solutions, headquartered in Urbana, Ohio, provides baking pans and equipment to the global baking industry with locations worldwide, including two facilities in the UK, one in Spain, one in Sweden, and one in Romania. The family-owned group of companies includes American Pan, Chicago Metallic, DuraShield, Pan Glo, Runex, and Synova.

As well as offering custom bakeware solutions, American Pan also has five refurbishment locations throughout the UK and Europe.