Our Story

Founded as a family business in the heart of the North American breadbasket, Bundy Baking Solutions has become a global industry leader serving many of the world’s largest and most successful bakeries.


Russell T. Bundy Associates, Inc. was founded by Russell Bundy in 1964 to engage in the purchase and resale of pre-owned bakery pans and equipment. RTB originated in Columbus, OH and later relocated to Urbana, OH due to the need for additional space and growth potential.

Our Founder, Russell T. Bundy

Russell, one of the most prominent people in the baking industry, began his career with Ekco/Glaco—then a leading manufacturer of baking pans and coating services. By age 25, Russ had risen to become the company’s national sales manager. His entrepreneurial spirit soon beckoned him to launch RTB, what would eventually become part of Bundy Baking Solutions and its six family brands. In 2006, Russell was honored as an industry leader by being recognized in the inaugural class of inductees into the Baking Hall of Fame.

One of his long-time passions has been to collect the memorabilia and historical artifacts of the baking industry. He has created a remarkable museum dedicated to his collection, which is housed in Urbana, OH. The Bundy Baking Museum is indeed a fitting tribute to the industry that has fueled Russ’ entrepreneurial passion for more than 60 years.


Tom Bundy


+ Pan Glo

In 1975, the first Pan Glo plant was opened in Urbana, OH to provide bakeries with quality pan cleaning and recoating services. Tom Bundy, president of Pan Glo, joined the family business in 1976 and has since worked in nearly every aspect of the operation, from shipping and receiving to sales and marketing. Pan Glo now has 20 facilities throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Colombia.

Gilbert Bundy


+ American Pan

The Bundy family then ventured beyond reselling pre-owned pans into manufacturing new. In 1985, Gilbert Bundy led the formation of American Pan to meet a growing worldwide demand for high quality, custom baking pans. Then, in 1992, American Pan acquired DuraShield coatings, the world’s leader in non-stick coatings for baking pans. Gilbert remains president of American Pan and is also CEO of Bundy Baking Solutions.


Pan Glo crossed international borders with the opening of Pan Glo de Mexico to offer pan cleaning and glazing as well as DuraShield recoating and sales to bakers throughout Mexico and Central America.


+ Chicago Metallic

The new pan business received another boost in 2005 with the acquisition of Chicago Metallic Bakeware, a manufacturer of high quality stock commercial bakeware in Humboldt, TN serving the commercial, industrial, food service, supermarket and retail baking markets.


+ Shaffer

Shaffer Manufacturing Corp., a mixer manufacturer, was purchased to enhance the group’s equipment offerings and work in tandem with RTB to provide customers with front end mixing and processing equipment solutions.


+ USA Pan

American Pan formed USA Pan, a line of bakeware and cookware produced for use by consumers in their homes. You can find our high quality pans in retailers across the United States and on sites throughout the internet.

Robert Bundy


Bundy Baking Solutions expanded its North American presence in 2012 with the acquisition of a pan manufacturer and several pan coating service centers, all located in Canada. The stock baking pan company is now operated as Chicago Metallic Bakeware Canada and the pan service centers are known as Pan Glo Canada Pan Coatings Inc. Robert Bundy is the director of Canadian operations for Chicago Metallic and Pan Glo, and has also worked within American Pan, DuraShield and Shaffer since 2004.


American Pan partners with CAINCO EQUIPAMENTOS P/ PANIFICAÇÃO LTDA of Bauru, Brazil to provide additional pan manufacturing and coating services.

Bill Bundy


+ American Pan UK

In 2015, Bundy Baking Solutions expanded their pan sales and servicing to Europe with the opening of American Pan UK. Bill Bundy acts as Chairman for the new venture in addition to overseeing all sales operations for Bundy Baking Solutions.


+ Pan Glo Services de Colombia

Pan Glo Services de Colombia opens in Pereira, Colombia to provide bakeries in Central and South America with pan cleaning and coating services.


American Pan SE

American Pan SE formed and operates in Barcelona, Spain to provide bakery operations in Europe and the Middle East with new pan sales support along with pan cleaning, straightening and recoating services.

The Bundy Family Of Brands

Russel T. Bundy Associates, Inc.

Russell had been in the baking industry for many years already when he recognized the opportunity for selling used pans to bakeries and, soon thereafter, the opportunity to also provide pre-owned bakery equipment. From these humble roots, the entire family of Bundy Baking Solutions products has grown to become one of the most recognized names in the global baking industry.

1964 Russell T. Bundy Associates, Inc. (RTB) formed

1972 Operations moved to current location in Urbana, Ohio

Pan Glo

Pan Glo was formed to provide bakeries with quality pan cleaning, straightening and re-coating services to extend pan life, improve bakery sanitation and maintain consistent quality of baked goods.

Pan Glo serves a global market through locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Colombia.



1975   First Pan Glo plant opens in Urbana, OH

1998   Ekco Glaze Plants acquired and Pan Glo Services formed

2002   Pan Glo de Mexico opens

2012   Pan Glo acquires Lockwood Mfg pan coating plants in Canada

2015   Pan Glo established American Pan UK through acquisition of Cleanbake LTD.



This revolutionary non-stick pan coating, which offers thousands of continuous releases without the need for additional release agents or recoating, has benefited the large volume baker. Facilities in Ohio, Mexico, Brazil and Spain offer coating excellence, volume production, and the world’s first robotically-applied pan coating.


We Created The World’s Longest Coating Release Life.

The launch of the DuraShield technology has enabled us to guarantee 3,500 releases on most bun products, but we have documented that more than 5,000 releases are possible. This means you get increased yield, excellent dough flow, exceptional ROI and improved sanitation, since release agents and oils are unnecessary.


American Pan

The formation of American Pan allowed the Bundy family to begin producing custom designed baking pans of virtually every configuration, as well as large orders of stock pans for a variety of products.


1985   American Pan manufacturing begins in Urbana, OH

1992   DuraShield acquired to provide non-stick coatings for baking pans

2010   USA Pan formed to provide industrial strength bakeware to consumers

2014   Partnership established with Cainco Pans in Bauru, Brazil

Simplify Baking Screen Replacement with our TabLock Design

American Pan® TabLock Baking Screens are innovative in their design, and decrease time and effort in screen replacement and increased protection of baking screens. The high strength steel frame also features an interlocking rib design that allows pans to stack while protecting the baking screen, making them suitable for heavy-duty industrial applications.


Developing an Environmentally Friendly Pan with ePAN® and e2PAN®

The bottom of e2PAN pans cool 17 percent faster than traditional pan bottoms, and the new high strength aluminized steel channel in the perimeter band cools 25 percent faster than traditional pans. They also weigh up to 50 percent less.


Pan Tracking Coating Life Summary

Increasing Bakery Productivity With Our Pan Tracking System

The American Pan SMART Pan Tracking® system is designed to give bakeries information they need to better manage pan coating life and monitor line efficiency. Each pan is tagged and logged into a database before it leaves the American Pan factory, and pan sensors and readers are installed at the bakeries.


Chicago Metallic Bakeware

Chicago Metallic Bakeware was founded in 1898 in Chicago and remained on the south side of Chicago for over 50 years, establishing itself as an expert in metal bakeware.

1898   Chicago Metallic founded

1958   Factory moved to Lake Zurich, IL

1996   Chicago Metallic acquires Ekco/Glaco and moves to Humboldt, TN

2005   Bundy family acquires Chicago Metallic

2012   Chicago Metallic acquires Lockwood Manufacturing, Inc. of Canada

Providing Solutions For Pan Flaring and Bowing Through StayFlat

StayFlat® Sheet Pans have sidewalls that are continuously reinforced with an engineered rib that increases its sidewall strength up to 30 percent.


Developing BAKALON The Most Durable Pan You Can Buy

BAKALON pans are second in hardness only to diamonds, making it the most durable pan you can buy. The dark surface of the pan allows for even heat distribution, and it can be seasoned just right to prevent food from sticking and allow an easy clean up.


Offering Healthier Alternatives With Our Tortilla Shell Pans

Baking tortillas using the Tortilla Shell Pan eliminates the extra fat from frying, without losing the crispy texture consumers love. The pan can also be paired with a coating to match your production needs, and the possibilities are endless as it can accommodate a variety of tortilla sizes.


Shaffer Manufacturing

Don Shaffer of Sidney, Ohio formed Shaffer Manufacturing Corp. in 1986 to provide horizontal dough mixers to the baking industry. Shaffer quickly earned the title of “mixer specialist” by building custom mixers for bakeries, large and small, throughout the country.


1986   Shaffer Manufacturing Corp. formed in Sidney, OH

1993   First mixer with open frame design manufactured

2007   Shaffer acquired by Bundy family and moved to Urbana, OH

2014   Donald Shaffer inducted into the Baking Hall of Fame

Developing The First Hybrid Frame Mixer

The hybrid-frame design incorporates the best features of the enclosed and open frame mixers. These benefits include greater energy efficiency using a direct drive and sanitation savings due to the open frame design and watertight enclosures for hydraulic and electrical components.

See our Hybrid Options

Revolutionary VerTech™ Refrigeration Jacket

Shaffer’s VerTech refrigeration jacket design significantly reduces pressure drop across the system and stress on channel material and weld joints.


Improving Bowl Sealing Technology

Shaffer’s bowl sealing technology is the most advanced design available to prevent flour and other materials from leaking out of the bowl during the mixing cycle. The technology includes a Rotary Face Agitator Shaft Seal, tool-less flour gate connection, a new dust vent and metal detectable UHMW positive pressure front and rear bowl seals.

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