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ROMAN MEAL COMPANY CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD HONORED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
November 12, 2013TACOMA, Wash. — Charles Matthaei, Chairman of the Board at Roman Meal Company, was presented with the 2013 University of Washington Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award at the Veterans Day Celebration and Ceremony at the Medal of Honor Memorial, University of Washington (UW) Seattle yesterday. Matthaei was recognized for his naval service and a lifetime of philanthropy, civic activism and passionate advocacy of research and programs that promote wellness.
The ceremony concluded the UW’s Veterans Appreciation Week, which commemorated Veterans Day 2013 and honored UW students, alumni, faculty and staff who served and continue to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. UW President Michael Young presented the award to Matthaei following a speech delivered by Senator Patty Murray.
A World War II veteran and UW class of 1943 alumnus, Matthaei studied chemical engineering before he was called to duty on the battleship USS Missouri. After returning from the Pacific, he went to work for the family business, Roman Meal Company. Under Matthaei’s leadership, Roman Meal bread became a staple in kitchens across America. In 2008, he was inducted into the Baking Hall of Fame. Over the years, Matthaei developed a working relationship with the Linus Pauling Institute (LPI), a health and wellness research organization connected to Oregon State University. As a result, Roman Meal Company sponsors the LPI Healthy Aging Program and partners with LPI on many health and wellness initiatives. Matthaei has been recognized by several Pacific Northwest community organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, Tacoma Rotary and the MultiCare Health Foundation and Center for Healthy Living.
Veterans Appreciation Week is a campus-wide community initiative coordinated by the UW Alumni Association. Events included the UW Alumni/Student Veteran Reception, Veterans Career Resource Fair and Husky Football’s “Committed to Service” Game.
ROMAN MEAL COMPANY WELCOMES NEW HIRE JACK F. FRENCH AS VICE PRESIDENT OF CUSTOMER COLLABORATION
April 4, 2013TACOMA, Wash. — The Roman Meal Company is pleased to announce its recent hire of Jack F. French, who joins the Roman Meal team as Vice President of Customer Collaboration. French will concentrate on domestic bakery sales activities, focusing on relationship-building with key bakery customers and retailers.
“Jack brings a wealth of baking industry knowledge, extensive sales expertise and a fresh perspective to our business,” said Gary Jensen, Roman Meal Company President. “His knack for identifying market opportunities and developing strategic solutions make him a perfect fit for Roman Meal. We are thrilled to have him join the team.”
French comes to Roman Meal Company from Bimbo Bakeries U.S.A., where he served as Regional Vice President. A veteran of Campbell Taggart, Inc., Bimar Foods and Butterkrust Bakery, French brings more than 25 years of sales and baking industry experience to his new role. French graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. He resides in Hurst, Texas.
ROMAN MEAL COMPANY HONORED BY UNITED WAY PIERCE COUNTY
April 7, 2011TACOMA, Wash. — The United Way Pierce County (UWPC) named Roman Meal Company the 2010-2011 New Business Partner of the Year at a dinner event at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center in late March. Around 500 people from businesses and organizations across Pierce County were in attendance as Roman Meal Company was recognized for its outstanding December 2010 workplace campaigns.
Roman Meal Company demonstrated excellent community service by raising a quarter of its donation through special events. More than half of the company’s employees participated in workplace fundraising campaigns that included a turkey bowl, veggie race and white elephant auction.
Donations to the campaign went to support 115 programs in 65 non-profit agencies throughout the county. Funds are also used to support community partnerships in the areas of education, health and affordable housing.
United Way of Pierce County is a local, volunteer-driven organization.
Roman Meal and The Balancing Act Give Tips on How to Be Healthier in 2010
January 25, 2010
Tacoma, WA – Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act willfeature Roman Meal and Elizabeth Somer, a registered dietician and author of Eat Your Way to Happiness, on January 25, February 23 and March 22 at 7:30 a.m. (EST/PST). In the appearance, Somer talks with host Kristy Villa about the role that whole grains plays in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
With the start of a new year, many women make resolutions to improve their health and wellness. The top three food-related wishes for women are managing weight and eating habits, improving mood and energy levels and looking and feeling their best. Somer describes the link between food and mood while sharing diet tips and showing how easy it is to add more whole grains to meals.
Somer also advises to buy whole grain products from a company that you can rely on. The Roman Meal Company has been around since 1912 and offered one of the first whole grain breads on the market.
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