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Our company

Quality Bakers of America Cooperative is owned by leading U.S. wholesale bakers. Sunbeam® is the brand name and trademark licensed by QBA to our member bakers who also manufacture and market bakery products under their own brand names.


Service Divisions – QBA is organized into two major consulting divisions. Our QBA staff is composed of skilled professionals offering expertise in product development, marketing and training.​​

  • QBA’s Marketing Division includes experts in the areas of market planning, product and consumer research, new product development, advertising – including creative copy, sales promotion and media placement.​​

  • The Sales Division encompasses sales management expertise in distribution, category management,
    sales training, market evaluation, research and
    brand management.


Board members

Bohn Bopp (Chairman)

Aunt Millies

R. Jack Lewis Jr. (Chairman Emeritus)

Lewis Bakery

Dean Short

Lewis Bakery


John Steed (President)


John Marcoux (First Vice President)


JR Paterakis

Schmidt Baking Company



Marc Knox
Exec. Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

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