BakeMark announced Oct. 23 that Gary Schmidt has stepped down as president and CEO to pursue other opportunities.

Jim Parker, BakeMark’s chairman, will assume both leadership roles effective immediately.  

“We want to thank Gary for the hard work and contribution that has been made during Gary’s time with the company,” BakeMark said in a release. “BakeMark is and always will be committed to the success of its customers, colleagues and stakeholders.”