FOSTORIA, OHIO, U.S. — Steve Adams recently joined Mennel Milling as director of operations for the company’s milling division.

In his role, Adams is responsible for the operational oversight of the company’s legacy flour milling business. 

With a primary focus of providing global management of Mennel’s six milling facilities as well as ongoing training for more than 150 mill employees, Adams will lead the mill team through shifting trends and facilitate the implementation of innovative efforts to achieve continued excellence in the milling industry.

Prior to joining Mennel in September, Adams was plant manager at Miller Milling Co. for 16 years. Earlier, he was operations manager at American Italian Pasta Co. for five years and production manager at Hormel Foods for more than five years.

“One of the keys to Mennel’s more than 130-year old success is our commitment of bringing new talent into our organization that truly fits who we are,” said David Marty, vice-president of operations at Mennel. “We are thrilled to formally welcome Steve to the team. His level of experience and industry knowledge will undoubtedly serve us well in our continual drive for operational excellence.”    

Commenting on his first month at Mennel, Adams said, “I’ve always had the utmost respect for Mennel Milling. The company’s reputation in the milling industry, focus on diversification, forward thinking, and family culture has made for a great experience to date. Having the opportunity to share what I have learned throughout my milling career with many dedicated team members has been very rewarding. Conversely, learning from others has been equally as, if not more, rewarding.”    

With over 130 years of experience in the flour milling industry, Mennel Milling has grown to include other business ventures, including over 30 sites in six states. Mennel consists of six flour mills, 13 country grain elevators, 3 trucking divisions; 2 bakery mix facilities; and a popcorn plant among other businesses. According to Sosland Publishing Company’s 2019 Grain & Milling Annual, Mennel Milling has a total wheat flour capacity of 49,500 cwts and a total mill grain storage capacity of 12,218,045 cwts.