And Now, The 2007 Baking Hall of Famers

Icons from several of the best-known companies in the baking industry will be inducted into the Baking Hall of Fame, according to the American Society of Baking. This year’s class of bakers includes:
• Dean and Betty Arnold of Arnold’s bread, which is part of George Weston Bakeries
• R.L. Nafzinger of Nafzinger Bakeries/Interstate Bakeries Corp.
• John Paterakis of Northeast Foods
• Lorenzo and Roberto Servitje Sendra of Grupo Bimbo
In addition, the society has selected Ron, Miles and Steve Jones of Dawn Food Products as its inductees for the ingredient technology segment of the industry. Thomas Belshaw of Belshaw Brothers is the equipment category hall of famer, and Bill Hoover from the American Institute of Baking and Kansas State University was selected for his service to the industry.
The Bakers Hall of Fame is located at AIB International in Manhattan, Kan. Last year, the inaugural class included 13 baking industry entrepreneurs and innovators: Ninnie Baird, Mrs. Baird’s Bakeries; Russell T. Bundy, Russell T. Bundy Associates, Inc.; Catherine T. Clark, Brownberry Ovens; William T. Entenmann, Entenmann’s Inc.; William Howard and Joseph Hampton Flowers, Flowers Baking Co.; William Edgar Long, W.E. Long Co.; Charles Lubin, Sara Lee; C.J. Patterson, C.J. Patterson Corp.; Ernest J. Pyler, Baking Science & Technology author; Margaret Rudkin, Pepperidge Farm; Morton I. Sosland, Sosland Publications; Harold H. Stewart, Stewart Systems; and Ray Thelen, Pillsbury.
The ASB will induct its newest Hall of Famers on March 5 during the BakingTech conference in Chicago. Call 1-785-537-4750 or visit for more information.