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and mentorship of Ms. Bediako's father, Mr. Brown.
" We had to work closely together because he was on
the production floor, and I had the responsibility of supporting
from the human capital perspective. It was really
good way for me to get know our staff, " Ms. Bediako
said. " We just gelled right away. We worked together
well, and then we became friends. "
While Mr. Porter was growing his career, Ms. Bediako
was growing hers, working in every department of
the company: finance, operations, sales. She became
the point person for the company's largest customer,
McDonald's. At the end of 2017, Ms. Bediako became
president of NHBC herself, and during Mr. Porter's hiatus,
she took on the role of chief operating officer as well.
In 2020, when Mr. Brown decided to be chairman of
NHBC, it was only natural that he promote the company's
current president, with her wealth of experience in
the company, to the chief executive role. When he asked
Ms. Bediako who her president would be, she said there
was only one answer: Mike Porter.
" As the owner's daughter, folks always size you up, "
she said. " Mike never judged me. He just got to know
who I was, and we always had a mutual respect. I knew I
had to have team members who believed in me and supported
me, and with Mike, there was always a respect,
both professionally and personally. "
In the fall of 2020, Mr. Porter rejoined NHBC as president
and COO.
Mike Porter and his
son Noah carry on
the family tradition
of working in the
baking industry.
Mr. Porter shows
off a photo of Noah
standing where Mr.
Porter's family's
bakery once stood.
a neck injury that required surgery and eight weeks of
recovery, Mr. Porter decided to leave the safety net of
NHBC to find himself.
" I was with the company for so long, I wanted to see
what I was capable of myself, " he explained.
Mr. Porter landed at DuPont, which is now IFF, in a
sales role. Moving from a small family-owned bakery
to a large ingredient supplier, Mr. Porter was exposed
to a new level of business.
" I got to see the processes and programs they had
in place at DuPont that we should have been using at
NHBC, " he said. " And then I also saw the benefit of the
family-owned business where you can change direction
more quickly and smoothly without bureaucracy. "
This time away from NHBC also gave him and
NHBC's current Chief Executive Officer Trina
Bediako the space to grow as individuals after working
closely for so long. Ms. Bediako started at NHBC
in 2002 as director of human resources. The two essentially
grew up in the business under the guidance
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A dream team
After working together for 16 years, Mr. Porter and Ms.
Bediako have a strong professional relationship and respect
one another as individuals. Despite being very
different in temperament, background, strengths and
weaknesses, both see where they complement each other.
And their mutual respect and trust have been essential
to the success of their partnership.
" Mike and I are friends, but we're also partners, and
we are comfortable having the difficult conversations
when they're required, " Ms. Bediako said. " We provide
support for each other and even recognize things that
should happen for the business that the others may not
see. We appreciate the value that each of us brings because
we are different. We do fill in each other's gaps. "
As president, Mr. Porter sees himself as a steward of
Ms. Bediako's vision as the chief executive of the company.
Ms. Bediako strives to grow the family business
beyond the bakery category, to become a company that
provides food, beverage and nutrition solutions.
" Her family built this business, and she's earned the opportunity
to take it to the next step, " he said. " I just want
to see her get to where she wants to be, where she wants
the company to be, and I want to be a small part of that. "
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