Our Team

Our leadership team is made up of talented individuals with a variety of skill sets who all have one thing in common: a passion for innovative ideas and revolutionary technology. 

Ron Wilkinson Owner/CEO

Ron Wilkinson


Randall Wilkinson Owner/President

Randall Wilkinson


Jim Wilkinson General Counsel/Advisor

Jim Wilkinson

General Counsel/Advisor

Bart Shields Store Support

Bart Shields

Store Support

Paul Brandauer Head Engineer

Paul Brandauer

Head Engineer

Eric Wilkinson Operations Manager

Eric Wilkinson

Operations Manager


Industry Comments

"I just want to say I was blown away this week.  I thought we would have a good week but nothing like this.  Congratulations to all of you, and I am very proud to be a part of this high level team.  I really think we can change the bread world.  The compliments I got this week from the customers on the bread makes me want to work harder on this project as these breads are turning into my true masterpieces.  To see people actually waiting up to 30 minutes for a loaf of bread is unheard of out there in the bread world and the ultimate compliment to all of us." 
Formulator for a large international milling company
“Thank you for allowing General Mills to be part of the amazing story that is the Wilkinson Baking Company. We have many customers, but none in my 9 years with the company has caught my attention so completely as has Wilkinson.  Entrepreneurialism is finding opportunity where others have not.  Some might think that reinventing the fresh loaf of bread is crazy.  Others like Wilkinson, approach such challenges with vision, passion, commitment, and conviction.  In time, your invention will be seen as nothing short of ingenious.  When that day comes, I want to say, "I knew them when they had just one machine, two engineers, and a dream.”      
Salesman with General Mills
"This (the Wilkinson Bread Bakery) is very innovative, very revolutionary.  It will change the way people purchase their bread in the future."  
Regional Manager for a large international yeast company
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More than Bread

It was during a trip to Ethiopia that Ron Wilkinson came up with the idea for turning bread into water.

On that trip he met Dr. Larry Thomas, a California physician and founder of the Tropical Health Alliance Foundation, and Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, the shoe and eye-wear company. When starting TOMS, Mycoskie promised to give a pair of shoes to a child in need for each pair of shoes TOMS sold. 

Over a lively dinner one evening, Ron, Blake, and Dr. Thomas discussed what it truly meant to be a business with a social conscience. Ron was inspired by their serious commitment and expressed his desire to make a similar impact with Wilkinson Baking Company. 

Ron feels the most urgent need in Africa is for clean, safe water, so he started our water program - Eat Bread, Give Water.

Wilkinson Baking wants to make a difference in the world beyond selling bread and we’re determined to work with communities to make a positive impact.

We'll never measure our success just by how many wells we drill, but by how well they serve their communities over time. That's why on every project we fund, we commit additional money for future maintenance.

This is a continuous project with new relationships being formed. Please visit this page for future “Eat Bread, Give Water” updates.

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