Kevin Boyle – CASBA 2014 President

Kevin M. Boyle is the President & CEO of Schulze and Burch Biscuit Co., a Chicago based manufacturer of baked goods, granola products and cereals.  Established in 1923, Schulze & Burch is a pioneer in the baking industry.  Major developments include the first “Saltine” cracker, the first granola bar for Nature Valley, the “soft on the inside & crunchy on the outside” chocolate chip cookies for Duncan Hines and the first toaster pastry (Toast’em) for General Foods.

Today Schulze & Burch (S&B) is the nation’s leading producer of store brand toaster pastries supplying the majority of the grocery and mass merchandising retailers.  S&B’s brand, Toast’em toaster pastries, has strong distribution in many markets.  S&B co-manufacturers wholesome snack products for some of the country’s most recognized brands as well as under its Flavor Kist brand.  The company’s strength lies in their investment in top quality people and state of the art technology.  In January 2012, the company acquired a 4th generation ice cream manufacturer in Searcy, AR and currently has the number 2 selling ice cream in the Arkansas market.

Schulze and Burch’s 500,000 sq. ft. Chicago facility with eight state of the industry manufacturing lines employs approximately 400 people.  S&B’s newest bakery is in Searcy, AR where toaster pastries and wholesome snacks are produced in this 500,000 sq. ft. facility.  Tara International, a wholly owned subsidiary occupies a 250,000 sq. ft. facility in Hodgkins, IL where research and development as well as custom packaging is done.

Kevin earned a Bachelors Degree in Accountancy from DePaul University and is a C.P.A.  He began his career at KPMG Peat Marwick in the audit department.

He is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization Chicago Chapter and the Economic Club of Chicago.  Kevin currently serves on several boards including JDRF Illinois, Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago and the Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association.

Kevin resides in Hinsdale with his wife, Kara, and their five children.