Bernard J. Rothwell, III, Chairman Emeritus of Bay State Milling Company, began his career at the Company while still a student. He worked his school vacations in various departments and at several of the Company’s facilities performing a broad cross-section of jobs. Upon his graduation in 1972, Mr. Rothwell worked as a grain merchant at Bay State’s Minneapolis office. From 1975 to 1987, he held a variety of positions across several locations. His experience in Operations, Sales, Marketing and Management provided him with an in-depth knowledge of the milling industry, and, in July of 1987, he was named Chairman and Director of the Company. Mr. Rothwell has overseen the expansion and modernization of Bay State’s facilities while helping set future strategies. Mr. Rothwell has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Boston College and has also completed postgraduate work at the University of Minnesota and Columbia University.

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