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Matthew Barton

Matthew Barton
Director of Quality and Food Safety

As the leader of our Quality and Food Safety Department, Matt is responsible for ensuring only the highest quality products are manufactured and sent to our customers. Matt is a Fort Wayne native and grew up minutes down the road in the little town of Ossian. He began his career as a 2nd shift operator after college and never left. Matt has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue.

I’ve been involved with Ellison almost my entire life so I’ve gotten to know and work with many great people over that time. Even better are the changes to the plant layout, processes, and the products. I’ve never been more excited about our future at Ellison and thrilled to be a part of its growth and a member of the Leadership Team”.

Our Greatest Strength: Our people. There are thousands of years of collective knowledge amongst the team about baking cookies, with many team members that have made Ellison a career destination. Everyone comes together to help co-workers through tough times both inside and outside of the bakery, always working seamlessly and tirelessly as a team to take on any challenge that comes our way.

Our Greatest Opportunity: Maximizing Growth. Ellison has focused heavily on driving improvements and we need to continue this journey to maximize the growth opportunities that would allow us to share delicious cookies with the world.

Favorite Baked Good: This is a tough one. I’d say it’s a tie between iced birthday cake and mini oatmeal raisin cookies.

Favorite Food: Pizza, wings, and a beer.

Hobbies: Living on a lake, our family loves doing anything on the water. I also enjoy traveling with my incredible wife and getting to coach my amazing kids in softball and baseball.

Ultimate Vacation Destination: I’m happy just to leave the state but, if I’m going to travel, it is to a warm sunny beach or Vegas.