AMF Bakery Systems, Richmond, Va., says Jason Ward will be responsible for sales and marketing of AMF Bakery Equipment worldwide. Prior to joining the company, Ward spent more than eight years with Cargill Inc., focusing on the food ingredients and food processing business. Ward worked in Cargill’s Strategy and Business Development Group and most recently was a regional manager within Cargill’s Oils and Shortening business.

Ward was also a manager at Accenture Consulting, where he led business process improvement, strategy and change management projects across a range of clients and industries.

Dave Pedro also becomes key accounts manager, responsible for all equipment sales including mixing, makeup, pan and product systems, proofers and ovens, packaging, post-packaging distribution systems, washing and drying systems, and bakery robotic systems for select accounts on the west coast. Pedro is a 17-year veteran of the baking industry and was most recently key account manager for Turkington USA/APV Baker.

AMF manufacturers high-speed bakery equipment, providing complete automated bakery solutions, including dough mixing, dividing, makeup, proofing, baking, cooling, packaging, basket/case loading, basket washing and product distribution.