Global bakery manufacturer and ingredients leader Dawn Foods announced Adam Pawlick as the company's new vice president of research & development for North America. Pawlick joined the company in March 2022, and reports to John Schmitz, president of Dawn North America.

In this new position, Pawlick is responsible for setting the strategic direction for Dawn's research and development efforts in North America, working in close collaboration with global chief product officer, Johan Sanders. He will also lead the region's product development, packaging development, and regulatory teams to ensure Dawn provides best-in-class innovation for its customers.  

In his role, Pawlick will develop and oversee Dawn's product and technical roadmap in support of Dawn's growth plans and to ensure customers' needs are met.

Pawlick joins Dawn from Wells Enterprises, the largest family-owned ice cream manufacturer in the United States, where he served as Vice President of Engineering and played a vital role in developing the long-term innovation strategy for the company. Throughout his career, Pawlick has worked in product development and engineering for myriad food and beverage companies, including TreeHouse Foods, Palermo's Pizza and ConAgra Foods, among others.