Grain Craft announces the creation of a new customer quality team. This high performance team combines individual core strengths and skills pertaining to wheat quality, flour quality and baking quality resulting in a “farm to fork”/”wheat to bread” system.
Reuben McLean is the new director of Wheat Quality & Food Safety. He started his 19 year career at Pendleton Flour Mills as a QA manager in the Blackfoot, ID facility and most recently worked as the manager of Quality & Audit Compliance. Reuben also spent 4 years working with the University of Idaho Wheat Breeding Program. With a B.S. in Crop Science from Utah State University and a Master’s in Plant Science from the University of Idaho, Reuben has a rich background in wheat varieties and agricultural practices.
Tim Aschbrenner is the new director of Flour Quality. He started his career at Cereal Food Processors as the Elevator & Quality Control Manager. Tim has held several positions at the Wichita, KS facility and most recently was working as the director of Quality Assurance. Tim has a B.S. in Milling Science and Management from Kansas State University and brings 35 years of milling expertise to this role.
Charlie Nave is the new director of Baking Quality. He has over 38 years of experience in the baking industry. Charlie began his career at Campbell Taggart as assistant superintendent and director of Manufacturing. Charlie was then plant manager at Meyers Bakery in Hope, AK and also worked with Sara Lee Foodservice. He joined Milner Milling in 2004 as director of Technical Services.