2019 Seminar

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Hayden Wands

Vice-President of Global Procurement, Commodities

Grupo Bimbo

Mr. Wands is vice-president of global procurement, commodities, at Grupo Bimbo. In this role he oversees and coordinates purchasing for all commodity-based ingredients as well as the corporation’s energy requirements. Earlier, he held various roles in grain trading, wheat procurement, flour sales and bakery ingredient procurement with Bimbo Bakeries USA, Sara Lee, Horizon/Cargill, Farmland Grain, ADM Milling Co. and Bartlett & Co.  He is chairman of the Commodity and Agricultural Policy Committee of the American Bakers Association and a member of the executive leadership team of the Wheat Foods Council. He also has served on the Kansas City Board of Trade, the Minneapolis Grain Exchange and the Wheat Quality Council. He is a graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in flour milling science and in business marketing.

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