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Bay State Milling Elects Frank van Schaayk to Board of Directors

Date Posted: April 30, 2012

Quincy, MA—Bay State Milling Company has elected Frank van Schaayk to its Board of Directors.

Mr.van Schaayk is Regional President, The Americas, for McCain Foods Limited.

He began his career with McCain in 1992 and has served in numerous senior level positions including Corporate Vice President of the company’s global relationship with McDonald’s Corporation; Managing Director of McCain Foods Holland and Chief Executive Officer of McCain Foods, USA.

In his current role, Mr. van Schaayk has responsibility for leading McCain’s continued growth in North and South America.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of McCain Foods Ltd. from 2006 to 2010.

Prior to joining McCain Foods, he was President and Chief Operating Officer and member of the Board of Ben’s, Ltd. a regional wholesale bakery company in eastern Canada.

He also held a variety of roles in Engineering and Strategy functions with Shell Canada, Ltd.

Mr. van Schaayk holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from St. Francis Xavier University and the Nova Scotia Technical College in Canada.

He holds a Chartered Director designation in Canada and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.

Mr. van Schaayk fills the seat vacated by the recent retirement of Dr. Richard Young, Director Emeritus, who actively served on the Board from 1974 to 2011.

Bernard J. Rothwell, III, Chairman, states, “We greatly appreciate Dick Young’s wisdom and service to Bay State Milling Company over the years.

"He has made significant contributions to the Company and our family.

"We are equally grateful for the opportunity to share in Frank van Schaayk’s expertise, specifically in the global food system, general management and family-owned companies, as our Board guides us in positioning our Company for the future.”

For more information, call 617-328-4400.

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