Lawrence L. Marcucci – Chief Executive Officer

Lawrence is a 1976 graduate of the University of Illinois – Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He is also a 1980 graduate of the American Institute of Baking.  Lawrence co-founded Alpha Baking Company, Inc. in 1979.

His volunteer leadership roles include the following:

2001    American Society of Baking Chairman
2000 – 2007    American Institute of Baking Board of Directors
2010    American Bakers Association Board of Directors

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Mark R. Marcucci – President

Mark is a 1981 graduate of Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Management.  Mark joined the Alpha Baking Company team in 1981. 

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Robert G. Cruice – Executive Vice President and Treasurer

Robert is a 1981 graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a degree in Accounting. In 1981, he earned his certified public accountant designation.  Robert joined the Alpha Baking Company team in 1979.  He serves as a trustee to both single and multi employer pension and health benefits plans.

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Steven A. Rosen – Vice President & General Manager

Steven is a 1974 graduate of Drake University – Des Moines with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  Steven began his career in 1974 at Rosen’s Bakery, and continued on after the merger with Alpha Baking Company. He is responsible for the Polk Street facility.

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Marta A. Stein – General Counsel

Marta is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Economics and a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  Prior to joining Alpha Baking Company, Marta was an equity partner with the nationally recognized law firm McGuireWoods LLP, and has worked with Alpha Baking Company for over 20 years while in private practice. 

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Gary D. Narcisi – Group Vice President, Frozen Foodservice & Retail Divisions

Gary Narcisi is a 1983 graduate of Eastern Illinois University, and joined Alpha Baking Company in 1989.  As Group Vice President of Frozen Foodservice and Retail, Gary provides strategic counsel to our retail and frozen foodservice divisions, as well as to our corporate marketing and customer service departments.

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Tim J. Gill – Vice President, Frozen Foodservice

Tim Gill began his commercial baking sales career in 1984 and joined Alpha Baking Company in 1989.  Today, as Vice President of Frozen Foodservice, Tim oversees our national frozen foodservice division, encompassing broadline and specialized distributor sales, large leverage operators (LLO), regional chains, as well as our staff of market sales managers and nationwide broker community.

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Joe Nemethy – Vice President, Retail Sales & Operations

Joe Nemethy is a 1984 graduate of University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana with a degree in Agriculture.  Joe joined Alpha Baking Company in 1994, bringing his experience in distribution and grocery store management to Alpha’s retail division.  As Vice President of Retail Sales and Operations, Joe manages our team of retail sales managers and retail distribution avenue.

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Robert J. McGuire – Vice President, Director of Logistics

Robert is a 1987 graduate of Elmhurst College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a 1991 graduate of Lewis University-Romeoville with a Master of Business Administration.

His volunteer leadership roles include the following:

1989 – 1995 Illinois Transportation Association Board of Directors
1993 – 1996    Illinois Labor Relations Association Board of Directors
2008 – present    American Bakers Association Fleet and Distribution Managers Committee Chairman

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Kevin Hohman – Vice President, DSD Sales

Kevin graduated from Cincinnati State Community College in 1981 with a degree in Business Management.  He has held various sales and management positions in the DSD Fresh Bakery industry since 1992, and in 2012 joined Alpha Baking.

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Todd Thornberg – Vice President, Manufacturing

Todd joined the Alpha Baking Company team in 1981.  Starting out as a pan stacker, he was promoted to Production Manager, then Plant Manager before earning his current position. Todd now oversees manufacturing at all six production plants.

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Davis Whittier – Vice President, National Sales

Davis is a graduate of Loyola University – Chicago with a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and International Business degree.  In addition he has more than 30 years of experience in the foodservice field. Davis joined the Alpha Baking Company team in 2017.

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William B. Houston – Vice President, Information Technology & Administrative Services

William is a graduate of Loyola University – Chicago with a double major in Information Systems and Operations Management.  William joined the Alpha Baking Company team in 2005.

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Edyta Mowrer – Vice President of Human Resources

Edyta is a 2001 graduate of University of Illinois – Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.  She joined the Alpha Baking Company team in 2018.  Edyta leads the Company’s initiatives related to Human Resources and Payroll.   

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Tim Lotesto – Senior Director, National Retail Key Accounts

Tim is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a major in writing. He joined Alpha Baking in 2007. Tim oversees branded and private label products and processes for select retail customers nationwide.

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