US-based Ardent Mills , the flour-milling business which is a joint venture between branded food business Conagra Brands , agri-food giant Cargill and CHS, has brought in a chief growth officer in the shape of Angie Goldberg.

Goldberg, the first person to hold the title, is tasked with further driving the company’s “mission of enhancing the quality of life and standard of health”.

Ardent Mills said this newly created position “focuses on innovation, transformation and change to sustain meaningful value for customers, vendors and team members” and is part of its plan for “long-term, diverse and sustainable growth”.

Goldberg joins Ardent Mills from local bakery manufacturer and ingredients supplier Dawn Foods where she spent more than eight years, most recently as chief transformation officer and chief marketing officer.

Previously, she spent more than nine years at Italian pasta company Barilla.

Dan Dye, CEO of Ardent Mills, said: “Angie brings deep knowledge of the food industry, as well as strong marketing and transformational experience. She will be essential as we continually reshape our approach to innovation and relationships.

“We have made changes to the leadership team to become more customer-focused; we are excited about where we are headed as we make proactive investments and meet consumer demands for different flours, speciality grains and plant-based foods.”

Denver, Colorado-based Ardent Mills’ operations are supported by more than 35 flour mills and bakery-mix facilities along with a speciality bakery and Mobile Innovation Center. It facilities are located in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.