Bakery, patisserie and chocolate specialist Puratos Group has named two new executives to its North American management team.

Paul Bakus replaces Karel Zimmermann as Puratos’ markets director for North America, and Andrew Brimacombe has been named general manager of Puratos USA.

The appointments became effective Oct. 30.

“We would like to thank Karel Zimmermann for his great contribution to the development of Puratos North America over the last twenty years,” says Daniel Malcorps, Puratos Group’s CEO. “The Puratos Group strongly believes that the new leadership, together with the strong current team in place, will further strengthen the development of our long-term strategy to support our customers’ and our company’s growth.”