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EDC Client, Breads From Anna, Adds Two Key Staff Members

IOWA CITY, IA – July 15, 2013 Breads From Anna, creator and manufacturer of gluten and allergen-free baking mixes, has announced the addition of two key staff members to its growing Iowa City-based organization. Becky Cruise has joined the company as Sales Manager and Nathan Diamond has joined Breads From Anna as Operations Manager.  Most recently, Ms. Cruise was Business Development Manager with Management Resource Association and prior to that served for five years as Midwest Regional Sales Manager for Frontier Natural Foods. Mr. Diamond came to Breads From Anna from Snyders-Lance where he was Production Supervisor.

“This is a very exciting time for Breads From Anna and the expertise that these newest team members bring will help our company continue to evolve to meet the demands of our growing market,” said Anna Sobaski, Founder and President of Breads From Anna.

Ms. Cruise brings nearly 25 years of sales and sales management experience to Breads From Anna. Her experience includes establishing new sales territories and introducing new products to existing markets.

Prior to joining Breads From Anna, Mr. Diamond held supervisory positions at Snyder-Lance and Siemens Corporation where he was responsible for company benchmarks in the areas of safety, quality and output.

Breads From Anna is based in Iowa City, IA, and ships product throughout the U.S. and globally. Launched in 2004 with one mix, the company has grown to offer a line of 12 gluten and allergen-free baking mixes, including breads, quick breads, pie crust, pizza crust, muffins, pancake, and brownies. Breads From Anna® mixes address the top eight food allergies including dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, rice, fish and shellfish.  All Breads From Anna mixes are high in protein and fiber and only sweetened with maple or honey. All mixes are produced in gluten, soy, rice and nut-free facility also USDA and Kosher certified.

About Breads From Anna
Breads From Anna, an Iowa City, Iowa headquartered business, provides gluten and allergen-free baking mixes to consumers around the world through the company website and thousands of national and international retail partners. Breads From Anna mixes are known for being free from common allergens and having superior taste and nutritional content. Additional information about Breads from Anna can be found by visiting www.breadsfromanna.com and on Facebook at http//facebook.com/breadsfromanna.  Breads From Anna mixes can be purchased directly on www.breadsfromanna.com.

About Anna Sobaski
Chef Anna Sobaski is the Founder and President of Breads From Anna, a leading gluten and allergen-free baking mix company.  She is an expert in the area of gluten and allergen-free living and a graduate of the premier institute for learning about food as medicine; the Natural Gourmet Cookery School Institute for Food and Health in New York City.  In addition, Anna has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Iowa. Anna demonstrates her passion for helping people enjoy a gluten and allergen-free lifestyle by continuing to develop mixes and recipes and traveling the country teaching gluten and allergen-free cooking classes and workshops.  She has been featured in many of the industry’s premier magazines and is a sought-after speaker at conferences, support groups, and health food stores.   For more information, visit www.breadsfromanna.com.

About EDC, Inc.
The Entrepreneurial Development Center was incorporated in 2003 as a community-sponsored, non-profit business accelerator. The company provides economic growth through the development and expansion of entrepreneurial enterprises and has successfully assisted nearly 600 Iowa-headquartered businesses. Its focus is on creating local wealth for area re-investment by growing and cultivating regional, national, and international businesses.For more information please visit www.edcinc.org.