Colin Powell new VP at AMF Bakery Systems
By Laura Aiken
Richmond, VA — AMF Bakery Systems promoted Colin Powell to vice-president of global operations. Powell will be responsible for leading all aspects of solution delivery including operations, project management, and customer service to commercial bakers worldwide.
A 17-year company veteran, Powell has served in a variety of management positions at AMF’s headquarters in Virginia culminating in his role leading operations for the Richmond plant. With the rapid growth and development throughout the Asia Pacific market and the proliferation of low-cost manufacturing in China, Powell agreed to lead AMF’s Asia Pacific Operations in 2005.
“Colin was faced with an enormous challenge of leading the commercial operations at AMF’s Tianjin plant in addition to our Singapore customer service office, and the broader Asia Pacific sales team,” said Jason Word, AMF’s Executive Vice President, in announcing the promotion. “Thanks to his leadership and the strong team he has built in the region, we have developed a thriving manufacturing base in China and are well positioned to continue our growth throughout Asia Pacific as well as other emerging markets.”