People / Industry News

AIB International’s Skrdlant to retire

Gary Skrdlant, AIB International

Gary Skrdlant, AIB International’s vice president of finance and administration, will retire from his role after more than three decades with the company.

“Gary has been an invaluable member of the AIB executive team for many years,” says Andre Biane, president and CEO. “After 32 years of loyal and dedicated service to AIB, we are all going to miss his leadership, particularly on the international stage.”

Since joining AIB International in November 1982, Skrdlant has held multiple finance-related positions, including 19 years as AIB’s controller. He was a key player in establishing AIB’s regional offices in Leatherhead, UK; Shanghai; and Querétaro, Mexico. Most recently, he spearheaded negotiations with Beijing Sino-Swiss ADC Service Co. Ltd. (SSADC) in China, resulting in the joint venture, and established AIBI Certification Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary that is the certification body for AIB’s Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) auditing capabilities. He also led the creation of AIB International Inc. when it spun off of the nonprofit AIB in 1996.

“Without Gary’s attention to detail and deep knowledge of the financial and legal processes involved in doing business internationally, AIB International wouldn’t be serving the 126 countries it does today,” Biane says.

In addition, Skrdlant is credited with developing the finance department into a solid base from which AIB International can continue to grow. He also established AIB’s information and technology operations.

“Gary has had a good eye for spotting talent with new hires over the past few years,” Biane says. “That has really improved our finance, accounting, facilities, IT and people process functions.”

As vice president of finance and administration, Skrdlant has been one of only two executive officers to serve AIB International’s board of trustees and the Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee (BISSC) board of directors. He also served as president and CEO of AIBI Certification Services.

For more information about AIB International, visit www.aibonline.org or call 800-633-5137.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery Magazine 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014: State of the Industry Reports

Our State of the Industry Report images on the Snack Market are here.

11/7/13 2:00 pm EST

Food Plant of the Future: The Future of Wastewater Management

Available On-Demand Effective management of wastewater is becoming increasingly critical to food and beverage processors as the cost for incoming water increases...

Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery Magazine

Cover Image

2014 July

July's issue of Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery features a special look at the chips market and industry, as well as an Editor's Note on snacking substantially.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Mintel Research

New Mintel research reveals that sales of frozen and refrigerated cakes and pies declined 2009-14. Which do you prefer:
View Results Poll Archive

THE SNACK AND BAKERY STORE

organic-production-&-food-q.gif
Organic Production and Food Quality: A Down to Earth Analysis

Effects of Organic Production on Food Quality is the first comprehensive book on how organic production methods influence the safety and quality of foods, based on an unbiased assessment of the latest scientific findings.  The title is a 'must-have' for everyone working within the food industry.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

The Weekly Mix

Operations Weekly Logo

Written by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery editors, our Operations Weekly weekly enewsletter provides bakers and snack food manufacturers with up-to-the-minute news, ideas and industry trends.

Sign up today!

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook IconTwitter IconYoutube IconLinkedIn Icon