NU Senior Secures Leadership Opportunity with World’s Largest Baking Company
On a cool November morning, just three days before Thanksgiving, an executive with the world’s largest bakery product manufacturing company boarded a flight from Chicago to Buffalo with the intent of having lunch at Niagara University.
Within a few hours, Al Fischer, senior director of supply chain services for Bimbo Bakeries USA, found himself sitting at a table in Bisgrove Hall across from Cameron Tinney, an NU senior majoring in supply chain management. Over sandwiches and coffee, they discussed business, their families and college life.
Fischer and Tinney had been acquainted prior to their meeting at Niagara. The former hired the latter for a summer internship that took place in Albany, N.Y., and Greenwich, Conn.
Impressed by Tinney’s skills and work ethic, Fischer flew to Niagara University on Nov. 20 to discuss a professional position with BBU. The week after Thanksgiving, Fischer phoned Tinney to present the Rochester native with an opportunity to participate in the company’s supply chain leadership and development program, an offer Tinney eagerly accepted.