Brad Heald Hired as King Arthur Flour Director of Mill Relations
Norwich, Vermont – April 15, 2013 – King Arthur Flour has hired Brad Heald as Director of Mill Relations. Heald brings a lifetime of experience in wheat farming and milling to the new position, in which he works directly with flour mills and co-packaging operations to ensure the quality of both the products and the relationships that help get them into consumers’ hands.
“Through decades of experience in the milling industry, Brad has developed extensive knowledge of wheat buying, mill operations, food safety, and other areas critical to our company’s success,” says Michael Bittel, King Arthur Flour Senior Vice President and General Manager of Flour. “Brad was a tremendous partner in his previous role at ADM, and we’re very pleased to welcome him as an employee owner of King Arthur Flour.”
Heald grew up working on his family’s wheat farm in Kansas before earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Milling Science and Management from Kansas State University. Prior to joining King Arthur Flour, he spent his entire career in milling with ADM (26 years), gaining experience in wheat flour mills, granular mills, and dry corn milling. His areas of expertise include supply chain management, wheat contracting, and projection and cost analysis.
“I am excited to be working for such a well-regarded company as King Arthur Flour,” says Heald. “For more than a decade, I have partnered with King Arthur Flour through my work at ADM, and I’m pleased to now bring my skill set directly to work for the company.”
About King Arthur Flour
King Arthur Flour is America's oldest flour company and premier baking resource, offering ingredients and inspiration to bakers everywhere since 1790. The company's high-quality flour is available in supermarkets nationwide. More than 3,500 tested and trusted baking tools, ingredients, and recipes are available online at kingarthurflour.com. Headquartered in Norwich, Vermont, King Arthur Flour became 100% employee-owned in 2004, a founding B (Beneficial) Corporation in 2007, and sponsor of 1% for the Planet in 2014.