Howard Holmes II

Regional Business Manager, Chelsea Milling Company

Chelsea Milling Company is operated by a family whose roots in the flour milling business date back to the early 1800s. Mabel White Holmes, grandmother of current president Howdy S. Holmes, developed and introduced to the homemaker the first prepared baking mix product, “JIFFY” Baking Mix, in the spring of 1930. Currently Chelsea Milling offers 22 “JIFFY” mixes. “JIFFY” is the market-share leader in retail prepared baking mixes. In 2007, Chelsea Milling entered the institutional market, selling to mass feeders such as large hotels and prisons. The company is currently investing $35 million to build additional facilities to provide products for the foodservice sector.

Howard S. Holmes II graduated from Albion College in 2011 with a major in business management and communications. He interned at Chelsea Milling Company for five years through his high school and college years, learning that “Understanding the various tasks within the company is important. Building relationships and earning trust and respect are critical.” After college he went on to work as the marketing director for Total Performance Racing in the World Challenge Championship Series for two seasons before returning to Chelsea Milling Company. Currently, he serves as regional business manager at Chelsea Milling Company.