The American Institute of Baking, now known as AIB International, is a not-for-profit corporation, founded by the North American wholesale and retail baking industries in 1919 as a technology transfer center for bakers and food processors. Although AIB’s history has been traditionally linked with wholesale and retail baking, the Institute currently serves many segments of the food processing, distribution, foodservice, and retail industries worldwide.

The process of being certified is not an easy task and is quite the undertaking. There is much training that has to be done in the form of writing out all of your policies and procedures related to Sanitation, Food Defense, Recall and Traceability, Pest Control, Blood borne-Pathogens, Allergens, Chemicals used in the warehouse and Preventative Maintenance. In laymen’s terms, it is the cleanliness of your facility and the processes in which you take to handle food products. ADS has always adhered to the standards put out by AIB, but it had never been requested by a customer that they go through the process of being certified. With their ever growing client base and their importance in the food industry, the time had come. This allows ADS to open its doors to many news opportunities within the food industry.


Advance Distribution Services, Inc. (ADS), a Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider that specializes in distributing commercial products manufactured or sourced by other companies, has announced the addition of Mr. Brian J. Johnson to the position of President for the Louisville based distribution company.Prior to assuming the role of President of Advance Distribution Services Inc., Brian was the Vice President of Sales for UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Logistics & Distribution Division. While at UPS he held various management positions in sales and operations. Brian served nine years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps as a helicopter pilot prior to joining UPS. Brian holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bellarmine University, and attended the University of South Carolina earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.”Brian brings a wealth of experience from within the Third Party Logistics industry and we are extremely excited to have him lead our company”, stated Frank Hagans, Owner and Chairman for ADS. “His leadership skills and commitment are evident to all who meet him and he was the unanimous choice of both the search committee and the Board of Directors. His experience and knowledge of our industry will allow for a seamless transition and his vision will set the stage for a strong future for ADS”.

About Advance Distribution Services, Inc.:

Operating in Louisville, KY for over 38 years, ADS is centrally located to offer its customers a wide range of solutions for any 3rd Party Logistics requirement.  ADS maintains 1.3 million square feet of warehouse space, which includes space that is FDA Food Grade approved, and operates in many different industries, including Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Appliance, Electronic, Consumer Goods and Retail.  ADS is the skilled professionals at receiving, picking, packing, shipping and processing orders in the most cost-effective method.  Consequently, the relationship between ADS and its customers has evolved from traditional warehouse services into more advanced Fulfillment Capabilities, including Packaging & Kitting, Reverse Logistics, Bar Code Labeling and a broad range of other Value-Added services.