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ROMAN MEAL COMPANY CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD HONORED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

November 12, 2013

TACOMA, 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.
About Roman Meal
Roman Meal is a family-owned American bread company based in Tacoma, Washington. The company focuses on quality whole grain products, including bread and hot cereal. Roman Meal has grown to partner with more than 90 bakeries throughout the U.S. and internationally. These partners bake and distribute quality Roman Meal breads locally, assuring product freshness.

ROMAN MEAL COMPANY WELCOMES NEW HIRE JACK F. FRENCH AS VICE PRESIDENT OF CUSTOMER COLLABORATION

April 4, 2013

TACOMA, 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.
About Roman Meal
Roman Meal is a family-owned American bread company based in Tacoma, Washington. The company focuses on quality whole grain products, including bread and hot cereal. Roman Meal has grown to partner with more than 90 bakeries throughout the U.S. and internationally. These partners bake and distribute quality Roman Meal breads locally, assuring product freshness.

ROMAN MEAL COMPANY HONORED BY UNITED WAY PIERCE COUNTY

April 7, 2011

TACOMA, 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.
About Roman Meal
Roman Meal is a family-owned American bread company founded in Tacoma, Washington in 1912. The company focuses on whole grain products, including bread and hot cereal. Roman Meal has grown to partner with more than 90 bakeries throughout the U.S. and internationally. These partners bake and distribute quality Roman Meal breads locally, assuring product freshness.

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.

In the show, Somer suggests that women focus on real food, such as whole grains and whole grain products, fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, nonfat or low-fat milk products and extra lean meats.  Fiber-filled foods like whole grains are filling and help stave off food cravings.

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.

About The Balancing Act
The Balancing Act is America’s only morning show that’s about women, for women, and trusted by women.  Celebrating life and all there is to accomplish, The Balancing Act inspires and empowers with entertaining and educational segments, placing women in the best position to achieve success in every area of their lives.  

About Roman Meal
For nearly 100 years, Americans have trusted Roman Meal to help them live a healthier, good life.  Roman Meal products provide Natural Whole Grain Goodness® in every bite.  The company, with the help of its baker partners, distributes a wide range of bread products as well as “Healthy Elements” hot cereals.

Bimbo Bakeries Donates Roman Meal Bread to the
Boy Scouts of America

July 23, 2009

Tacoma, WA – Bimbo Bakeries, U.S.A. is donating Roman Meal bread to the Pacific Harbors Council, Boy Scouts of America to help feed kids attending two scout summer camps in Washington State.

Bimbo Bakeries, U.S.A., is recognizing the importance of the values as taught and given to our youth in the Boy Scouts of America Scouting program, by supplying all the bread requirements of the campers at Camp Hahobas and Camp Thunderbird with Roman Meal bread. This will be free of charge for the camps throughout the summer.

“Bimbo chose to supply Roman Meal bread to the camps because it is particularly good eating bread, said said Charles Matthaei, Chairman of the Roman Meal Company.  “Roman Meal is made with whole grain, which supplies not only protein, but many essential micronutrients and dietary fiber and is a very healthful bread for the campers,” he added.

“The Pacific Harbors Council, Boy Scouts of America greatly appreciates the donation of Roman Meal bread from Bimbo Bakeries,” said Timothy Garber, Scout Executive/CEO.  “Bread is an important part of the healthy meals we provide at our summer camp.  The donation will help the Pacific Harbors Council to provide a quality food program to area Scouts,” he added.

For nearly 100 years, Americans have trusted Roman Meal to help them live a healthier, good life.  Roman Meal products provide Natural Whole Grain Goodness® in every bite.  The company, with the help of its baker partners, distributes a wide range of bread products as well as hot cereals and energy bars.

The Pacific Harbors Council, Boy Scouts of America serves more than 18,000 young people annually in eight counties surrounding Puget Sound.

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