D. Ford Mennel
Ford Mennel, president of the Mennel Milling Company (Fostoria, OH) is the chairman of the NAMA Board of Directors for the 2020-2022 term. He is the fifth-generation member of the Mennel family to lead the business. The company produces wheat flour, baking mixes, popcorn, and other food ingredients and operates seven flour mills, two bakery mix manufacturing facilities, a popcorn plant, and logistics and distribution companies in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina and Virginia. Mr. Mennel holds a Bachelor’s degree from Mercyhurst University (Erie, PA) and an MBA from Averett University (Danville, VA). He previously served as vice-chairman of NAMA and is active in SNAC International, American Bakers Association, and Baking Industry Alliance. Mr. Mennel also sits on the board of directors of Sutton Bank, is currently the chairman of the Fostoria Economic Development Corporation and serves on the board of trustees of Tiffin University (Tiffin, OH).