Caravan Ingredients, Lenexa, Kan., has named William McGowan as president and CEO, effective July 1.

Previously, McGowan was president and CEO of The Flying Food Group and chief operating officer of Feeding America. He also held a variety of executive positions, including business director for Quaker Bagged Cereal, vice president of business development for Field Container Group and vice president, supply chain for Barilla America.

“Bill comes to Caravan Ingredients with extensive experience and a demonstrated ability to leverage the strengths of an organization into superior growth and customer development,” said Bret Weaver, chief executive officer for Bakery Supplies North America. “He should be a great compliment to the Caravan Ingredients’ organization, which has demonstrated much recent success and made substantial investments in innovation for future growth.”