USA – Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company has named Angie Goldberg to the newly created position of Chief Growth Officer (CGO).

Ardent Mills created the position to help the company focus on innovation, transformation and change to sustain meaningful value for customers, vendors and team members.

As a key strategic addition to the leadership team, Ardent noted that Angie will be a driver of delivering consistent value to customers all part of the Organization’s plan for long-term, diverse and sustainable growth.

“Angie brings deep knowledge of the food industry, as well as strong marketing and transformational experience. She will be essential as we continually reshape our approach to innovation and relationships,” said Dan Dye, CEO of Ardent Mills.

“We have made changes to the leadership team to become more customer-focused; we are excited about where we are headed as we make proactive investments and meet consumer demands for different flours, specialty grains and plant-based foods.”

Angie will oversee innovation, research, quality and technical services, marketing, sales, and the Annex by Ardent Mills.

She joins Ardent Mills from Michigan-headquartered Dawn Foods, where she spent more than eight years, most recently as Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Marketing Officer.

Angie has also spent more than nine years at Barilla, where she managed the company’s growing pasta business to achieve market share leadership.

“Bringing Angie on board lines up with our commitment to people, network of assets, customers, vendors, and farmers – all of which are key in a purpose-driven, healthy and focused organization,” added Dye.

“The rate of change in grain-based foods is exciting and I am impressed by Ardent Mills’ commitment to be more agile and innovative,” shared Goldberg. “I look forward to delivering on our Mission, Vision and partnering with customers to create new opportunities for growth.”

Goldberg holds an M.B.A. in Management Strategy and Marketing from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S., Accounting from Indiana University.