Global bakery ingredients manufacturer and distributor Dawn Foods is expanding its North America leadership team with two key appointments. The company has announced the promotion of Becky Loveland to vice president of North America strategy & business planning and the appointment of Elena Taylor as vice president of national accounts.

Loveland previously served as senior director, portfolio and marketing strategy, and will bring that expertise to further the company’s growth initiatives. She will lead the planning and execution of transformative efforts to capitalize on strategic opportunities in the region.

Taylor is a highly experienced sales and marketing professional with a successful track record at companies including Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. She will lead the company’s national accounts team. With a wealth of knowledge in product development and sales, Taylor will be tasked with developing the North America’s national account sales strategy.

“Becky and Elena are both exceptional leaders that understand what our customers are looking for and how Dawn can provide them with the support, insights and strategy to help them grow their business,” says John Schmitz, president, Dawn Foods North America, to whom both will report. “As a business, we are focused on driving growth in bakery ingredients and advancing our position as a global leader in the industry, and I am excited to see the impact they will have on our future success.”