Miles Jones credits brothers’ complementary skills with lifting Dawn Foods
Heirs to a business acquired and run by their father Marlin, inducted as a trio in 2007 into the Baking Hall of Fame, the Jones brothers in building Dawn Food Products into a bakery supply powerhouse may look like a case of destiny fulfilled.
Reflecting on his and his brothers’ careers, Miles E. Jones, chairman, said the reality was far more nuanced.
While each of Marlin’s sons spent their careers at Jackson, Mich.-based Dawn Foods, joining the family business was not a foregone conclusion for the younger sons, Mr. Jones said.
Ronald L. Jones, who recently was named chairman emeritus, was several years older than Miles and Steve and made a commitment during college to join the business.