Gary Brodsky started his Baking Career with Brownberry Oven, (Peavy Mills), in 1975 as Plant Manager of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. There he had the opportunity to meet and work with Kathrine Clark the founder of Brownberry. She educated Gary in what it means to make natural wheat bread the old way and variety breads that made Brownberry a leader of the times. Prior to that he worked for Banquet Food as Project Manager in multiple plants, including the expansion of their operations in Wellston, Ohio.
In 1980 Gary accepted a position with Oroweat Foods/ Arnold Bakers in the Florida Plant. The Arnold Baking Company, became a part of CPC Baking Group, and Best Food Baking Company. Gary was instrumental in expanding the Florida Operation with the addition of a Thomas English Muffin operation. He was also involved in promoting the Regional Bakers to Bakers operation, Co-baking for Fuch’s Bakeries, Flowers, and IBC Bakeries. Mr. Brodsky was the founding President of the Florida Bakers Production Club which was created for the growth of the Florida Baking Industry.
In 1995 Gary accept the position of Director of Operations for East Balt. Bakeries. In 1998 after building and starting up East Balt’s Japan and South Korea Plant, Gary was promoted to Vice President of Operations. As Senior Vice President of Operations, he was Instrumental in the Expansion of East Balt’s. overseas operations in China, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Italy, and Turkey. Mr. Brodsky’s, has the ability to build teams to make a facility successful, especially in international markets. That’s what makes him a Leader, Teacher and Mentor to those who work with him. He transformed the industry’s relationship with the fast-food sector by altering the way bakeries around the world supply restaurants. A Supplier Covenant he devised supported McDonald’s expansion into growing international markets.
Mr. Brodsky also served as chairman of A.S.B. in 2005 to 2006 with his theme “The Heritage of Baking” and the creation of the Baking Hall of Fame. Gary was Baking and Snack Operation Executive of the Year in 2007 and received the Robert A. Fisher Award in 2009. Mr. Brodsky currently works as a consultant for McDonald’s APMEA Region (Asian Pacific Middle East and Africa). Supporting plants in India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia, and building a facility in Jordan.