Kestenblatt Promoted To New Role; Industry Veteran Becker Named To Operating Post

Fleischer’s Bagels, Inc. is pleased to announce that director of operations Eric Kestenblatt has been promoted to the newly created position of Senior Director – Planning/Development. In this new role, Kestenblatt will be responsible for driving Fleischer’s aggressive lean manufacturing, new product development and management training initiatives.

“Eric Kestenblatt has earned the reputation as a leader in the bagel manufacturing industry,” comments company president Robert Drago. “In his new role, we will leverage his 20 plus years of bakery operations experience to drive our product and process improvement objectives while helping develop and mentor a new set of leaders within the company.”

Thomas Becker, a bakery industry veteran with 30 years of operations leadership experience, has been named director of operations. In this role, he will manage all day-to-day facets of our Macedon, New York bagel bakery and distribution facility. Becker previously served in a variety of progressive management positions at Rich Products Corporation and Harlan Bakeries, where he most recently served as director of operations and special projects. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Gannon College.

Both appointments are effective immediately and report to Fleischer’s president, Robert Drago.