Instore bakery specialist Tippin’s Gourmet Pies has named a new vice president of sales and marketing.

Jim Antrup will manage all sales and marketing functions for Tippin’s and will report directly to Tippin’s president Mark Boyer.

“We are delighted to have someone with Jim’s background joining our team,” Boyer says. “Jim’s years of experience in the bakery industry and his disciplined approach to strategic selling provide Tippin’s with a wonderful opportunity to grow our business both geographically and into other channels.”

This summer, Tippin’s will move its wholesale pie bakery into a new production facility in Kansas City, Kansas. The expansion will increase Tippin’s production capacity and position the company for continued growth, Boyer says.

Tippin’s will continue to produce a wide variety of fruit and cream pies, as well as favorite holiday pies, for resale in premium grocery retailers and foodservice operators across the United States.

“We have been investing in our manufacturing infrastructure and are complementing that investment on the people side,” Boyer says. “I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside Jim over the past 12 years in varying roles and landing a talent like Jim at Tippin’s will help us move our business forward to meet our goals.”