2019 FA&M Presentations

2019 FA&M Presentations

The State of Food Manufacturing
Casey Laughman, Editor in Chief, Food Engineering

Transparency and Traceability: The Future of Supply Chain and Product Management
Bob Wolpert, Corporate Senior Vice President and President Quality Custom Distribution,
Golden State Foods

Food Safety: Enforcement and Recall Management
Shawn Stevens, Founder, Food Industry Council

The Next Stage of Sustainability
Mark Braun, CEO, Hispanic Cheese Makers

Automation, Powered by People
Matt Kovar, Engineering & Facilities Manager, Kellogg Company

Plant of the Year
Patti Smith, President and CEO at Valley Milk LLC

Leadership: Setting the Standard
Leonard Heflich, Innovator, Innovation for Success LLC,  former Vice President of Food Safety, Quality and Crisis Management for Grupo Bimbo

High Pressure Processing: Flexibility, Quality and Safety
Joyce Longfield, Vice President of Product Innovation, Good Foods Group, LLC Chairperson, Cold Pressure Council

The Cannabis Edibles and Beverages Boom
Ryan Beigie, CEO, Treehouse Biotech

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods’ Refrigerated Food Processor of the Year
Marina Mayer, Editor in Chief, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods

Hiring and Retention: Finding and Keeping Qualified Employees
Barb Pugesek, Director of Customer & Culture Excellence, FONA

Clean Label: What Does it Mean?
Kantha Shelke, Principal, Corvus Blue

Solutions Theater Presentations

Monday, April 15

Preventing Bacteria Build-up on Conveyor Drive Systems
Alex Kanaris, President, Van der Graaf

Improving Your Energy Risk Management Program
Sarah Johnston, Powerfolio Commodity Services Director, Calpine Energy Solutions

Industry 4.0 on the Shop Floor- Communication/Data with Valves and Sensors
Andrew Lamore, Field Segment Manager, Burkert 

Tuesday, April 16

Automation and Adaptive Solutions to Meet the Demands of the Changing Consumer
Todd Gilliam, Segment Lead, Food and Beverage U.S.A., ABB

Optimized Scheduling: Maximize Value From Your Complex Manufacturing Operations
Dr. Marco Better, Vice President of Analytics for OptTek

Leading Digital Transformation with the Power of the Internet of Things and Advance Analytics
Patrick Donoghue, Senior Solution Sales Engineer, Lenze and Craig Rowles, Executive Vice President ei3 Corporation

2019 FA&M Attendee List

Gold Sponsors

alberici CRB dennis group emerson OSI Soft plex CRB siemens wirebelt


Silver Sponsors
Doral sanimatic Zebra