FOSTORIA, OHIO, US — The Mennel Milling Company recently promoted Mistelle Signor to director of food safety, quality and regulatory at its corporate office in Fostoria, Ohio, US.

In her new role, Signor provides organizational leadership of the company’s food safety, quality and regulatory program and serves as an active member of Mennel’s Innovation team. She is responsible for developing and executing strategies, policies, and procedures to protect the safety, quality and integrity of our products as well as that of our customers and consumers alike.

“Mistelle is filling one of the most important roles at Mennel as the director of food safety, quality and regulatory where she is ultimately responsible for ensuring our products continue to be of the highest quality and serve the needs of our customers and consumers,” said Scott Osborne, vice president of innovation. “Mistelle comes into this role perfectly suited to drive this program given her experience in flour and bakery mix. We look forward to the impact she will have on our program and those we serve.”

Before accepting the top food safety role at Mennel, Signor served as quality manager at Mennel Bakery Mix and Foodservice – Martel in Caledonia, Ohio, US. During her time in the bakery mix division, she worked closely with the production leadership team to implement key food safety and quality initiatives.

With more than 18 years of experience, Signor understands the need to maintain a collaborative working environment between site managers, quality managers and frontline staff to ensure compliance and build successful Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) plans and system as well. 

“Since we already have a strong and reputable food safety and quality program at Mennel, I was provided the opportunity to spend the first few months in my new role being more hands on with the team,” said Signor. “I’ve learned a lot by visiting our different locations and interacting directly with other leaders and industry professionals. It truly is a family atmosphere and I am excited to see what the future holds for Mennel as well as the impact our program will have on an ever-changing food safety industry.”

Operating for more than 130 years, Mennel Milling is the eighth largest flour milling company in the United States with a daily production capacity of 49,500 cwts, according to Sosland Publishing Company’s 2020 Grain & Milling Annual. Its flour mills are located in Mount Olive, Illinois; Dowagiac, Michigan; Fostoria, Ohio; Logan, Ohio; Bucyrus, Ohio; and Roanoke, Virginia.