Leading US baker Interstate Bakeries has named Ronald B. Hutchison executive vice president and chief financial officer with immediate effect.

The CFO position had been open since the retirement of Frank W. Coffey as CFO in May of 2003

Hutchison, 54, joins IBC after one year at Aurora Foods in St. Louis where he was executive vice president, responsible for overseeing Aurora’s restructuring and the negotiation of its merger with Pinnacle Foods. From 2002 to 2003, Hutchison was executive vice president for Kmart, where he oversaw the company’s reorganisation.