Western Foods hires Alex T Balafoutis as its Executive Vice President
Published on Monday, January 14th 2019
WOODLAND, California, Monday, January 14th 2019/ — Western Foods, LLC (“WF” or “Company”)
Western Foods, a division of Western Milling, announced that it has named Alex T Balafoutis as its new
Executive Vice President, effective January 7th 2019. Balafoutis was previously VP of Sales for the Rice
Business Unit at PGP International, Inc. a division of Associated British Foods. Balafoutis has 35 years of
extensive experience with PGP in rice, rice flour, premix, extruded cereal and snack business, conducting
sales in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He is the previous Chairman of the USA
Rice Millers Association, current Chairman of the USA Rice Federation’s Technical Working Group and
serves on various committees with the USA Rice Federation and the California Rice Commission.
Miguel Reyna, WF’s President and Chief Executive Officer added, “We are delighted to have Alex as the
latest member of our team as we are in a substantial growth phase for our rice and ancient grain flour
business, with the recent opening of our new dedicated gluten-free rice mill in Pine Bluff, AR”.