What’s the most rewarding aspect of your job?

Being a mentor to associates who are choosing the bakery as a career path.

What inspires your leadership approach?

Coaching with positive communications and kindness.

What do you value most about being a part of the grocery business?

I entered the grocery/in-store bakery business in 1972 as a baker’s apprentice at Angelo’s Supermarkets, South Shore-Cape Cod, Mass., and have been delighting consumers all over North America with bakery products ever since.

Favorite food?

Steak, cake and New England blueberry pie.