March 22/Lenexa, Kan./Caravan Ingredients Press Release -- Mary Bentley has been named vice president Marketing & Business Development for Caravan Ingredients.

In this role, Bentley will be responsible for leading all marketing and business development activities for the organization.

Bentley has an extensive background in management, sales and marketing.  She has held various executive level positions with Sara Lee Corporation, Pillsbury/General Mills and the Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF).  As president of WFF, she was responsible for strategic leadership and execution and was charged with developing their brand identity, establishing them as a nationally recognized brand.  Most recently, Bentley ran her own consulting organization called Bentley Enterprises.

Bill McGowan, president and CEO for Caravan Ingredients said, "Mary is a great addition to our leadership team.  She brings extensive marketing and sales experience, coupled with 15 years of industry experience."

From the April 5, 2011, Prepared Foods' Daily News