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SouthPac, Skidmore-backed Cinnaroll picks new CEO

Cinnaroll Bakeries Ltd, a Calgary-based bakery and maker of gourmet cinnamon rolls, has appointed Brad Turner as its CEO. Turner, a business executive with 25 years of experience, joined the company from WestJet, where he served as director of sales strategy and distribution. In September, Cinnaroll was acquired by Canadian family office Skidmore Development Group and Canadian private equity firm SouthPac Partners. In a PE Hub Canada interview, Skidmore’s Jas Boparai and SouthPac’s Jeremy South said they expected to soon hire a new chief executive for the company.


Cinnaroll Bakeries Limited announces new CEO

CALGARY, Oct. 19, 2017 /CNW/ – Cinnaroll Bakeries Limited is pleased to announce that Brad Turner has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

In this role Mr. Turner will provide overall leadership and strategic direction to the Company.

“Cinnaroll Bakeries is well positioned for growth in all areas and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with our experienced management team and Board to expand our sales, operations and Brands,” said Brad Turner.

“We are delighted to have Brad Turner take on this leadership role at Cinnaroll. His deep sales experience and background in hospitality and international operations will be critical in executing on our ambitious growth plans,” said Cary Skidmore, Director and Chairman.

Mr. Turner brings over 25 years of experience in strategy development, sales growth, distribution strategy, global business development and general management. Prior to joining Cinnaroll, he was Director, Sales Strategy & Distribution for WestJet. Previously, he has been in CEO, President, COO and Executive/Director roles with private and public companies in Western Canada.

Brad holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.

Cinnaroll Bakeries Limited is an international wholesale, retail and franchise company. Cinnaroll is recognized around the world for its Cinnaroll wholesale and CinnZeo retail/franchise brands offering hand crafted cinnamon rolls which are of the highest quality and taste. The Cinnamon Roll is a symbol of traditional family values and home baked goodness. Who doesn’t like a great cinnamon roll! CinnZeo is seeking owner/operator franchisees in Canada and franchise developers for other countries to expand its network. Its proven business model makes for a fun and prosperous opportunity for qualifying candidates.

For further information: Brad Turner, Cinnaroll Bakeries Limited., 2140 Pegasus Road NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8G8, Tel Calgary: 403-255-4556 ext.108, Toll free: 1-877-246-6036,

Photo courtesy of Cinnaroll Bakeries Ltd