AdvancePierre Foods - Next Level Summits

AdvancePierre Foods - Next Level Summits

AdvancePierre Foods Website: http://www.advancepierre.com/ Attendee: Bill Theis Title: VP Quality Company Description: AdvancePierre Foods is a ...

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AdvancePierre Foods Website:

http://www.advancepierre.com/

Attendee:

Bill Theis

Title:

VP Quality

Company Description: AdvancePierre Foods is a leading supplier of value-added protein and handheld convenience products to the foodservice, school, retail, club, vending and convenience store channels. The company makes and distributes a full line of packaged sandwiches, fully cooked chicken and beef products, Philly-style steak, breaded beef, pork and poultry, and bakery products. Our products are produced from high quality ingredients and provide unparalleled taste, convenience and value to both operators and their patrons.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, AdvancePierre employs more than 4,000 people and provides consistent product quality across our 10 different facilities including our manufacturing facilities in Oklahoma, Ohio and Maine and our sandwich assembly facilities in North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina. The company also operates bakeries in North Carolina and Oklahoma.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $1 - 10 Billion

Individual Budget: $1.5 - 5 Million

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Legal Consultancies • Product Lifecycle Management • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control • Planning and Production • Operational Excellence • Supplier Management/Verification • FSMA Compliance • Commercial Insurance/Risk Management

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Website: Attendee:

http://www.ainsworthpets.com/

Aaron Maxfield

Title:

Company Description: Pet Food Manufacturer

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Transition of the Pet Food Facilities from Feed to Food in both structure and engineering

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Asia, North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Legal Consultancies • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control • Commercial Insurance/Risk Management

Sr. Director of Food Safety and Quality

Air Liquide USA Website: Attendee:

www.airliquide.com

Mark Jorgensen

Title:

Director, Food Safety

Company Description: American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. offers industrial gases and related services to a variety of customers including those in large industry, industrial manufacturing, electronics, food and beverage, and healthcare marketplaces.

? More than 4,500 U.S. employees ? Serving some 15,000 customers ? A nationwide presence in more than 200 locations throughout the U.S. ? Over 100 industrial gas plants ? 1,800 miles of pipeline ? U.S. headquarters in Houston, Texas

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Conformity to FSMA Completing Certification of outstanding food gas manufacturing plants.

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Food Safety Solutions • Auditing • Legal Consultancies • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Pest Control • Operational Excellence • GFSI Compliance Consulting • Supplier Management/Verification • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics • FSMA Compliance

American Nutrition, Inc. Website: Attendee:

Ryan Judson

Company Description: American Nutrition is a leading manufacturer of quality pet foods for your dog or cat.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • HACCP Training • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control • FSMA Compliance

Title:

Director of Technical Services

Apache Produce Imports LLC Website: Attendee:

www.plainjaneproduce.com

Miguel Cerezo

Title:

Director Food Safety

Company Description: Millions of people have been buying our greenhouse produce since 1996. Our products have become increasingly popular over the last decade, especially with consumers looking for healthy, high-quality choices at the market. So what makes Plain Jane unique? We're experts at growing greenhouse produce. With state-of-the-art growing facilities covering over 750 acres, Plain Jane combines constant sunshine, optimal temperatures and greenhouse protection and controls to create natural, wholesome produce season after season.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment: • FSMA Compliance

Arizona Nutritional Supplements Website: Attendee:

http://www.aznutritional.com/

Jim Austin

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $50 - 250 Million

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Solutions • HACCP Training • Supplier Management/Verification

Title:

VP of Quality Systems

Beachbody LLC Website: Attendee:

Bachar Eraifej

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Supplier/contract manufacturer food safety and quality compliance.

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Global,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Product Lifecycle Management • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Supplier Management/Verification • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics

Title:

Manager Quality Assurance

Bel Brands USA Website: Attendee:

www.belbrandsusa.com

Amit Shah

Title:

Americas Zone Quality & Regulatory Manager

Company Description: Bel Brands USA, based in Chicago, is the maker of America's #1 branded snacking cheese - The Laughing Cow® and Mini BabyBel®. Bel Brands USA also manufactures and markets a number of gourmet and cold pack cheeses including Boursin®, Kaukauna®, Merkts®, Connosieur®, Owl's Nest®, Price's®, Wispride® and other private label cheese spreads.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $250 - 500 Million

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: -FSSC22000 Certification at site 2 -New Plant Start-up (Greenfield site).

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Latin America, North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Legal Consultancies • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control • GFSI Compliance Software • GFSI Compliance Consulting • Supplier Management/Verification • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics • FSMA Compliance

Bolthouse Farms Website:

http://www.bolthouse.com/

Attendee:

Peter Tan

Title:

Director of Food Safety

Company Description: Wm. Bolthouse Farms is a leading grower and producer of carrots. Bolthouse is also in the CPG business with high end smoothie and juice beverages as well as salad dressings. Bolthouse also is on the ingredient business manufacturing carrot purées, concentrate and carrot fiber. Food service tips off the portfolio with IQF carrots.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: $5 - 10 Million

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Expanding to international markets

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Latin America, Europe, Asia, North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Microbial Testing • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Product Lifecycle Management • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control • Supplier Management/Verification • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics • FSMA Compliance

Cavendish Farms Website: Attendee:

http://www.cavendishfarms.com/

Peter Johnston

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: Undisclosed

Individual Budget: Undisclosed

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment:

Title:

Director of Corporate Quality Assurance

Classic Foods Website: Attendee:

www.classicfoods.biz

Karen Sanders

Company Description: Kettle facility making Soups, Sauces, Chili and other Misc FDA Items

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Addition of new product types not previously produced. Addition of more retail business

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Auditing • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Pest Control • Supplier Management/Verification • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics

Title:

Director Quality Assurance

Concord Foods Website: Attendee:

Julie Noyes

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: <$50 Million

Individual Budget: <$.5 Million

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Traceability Systems • FSMA Compliance • Other: nutritional database

Title:

Regulatory Manager

CP Kelco Website: Attendee:

www.cpkelco.com

Gary Jansen

Title:

Global Director Quality/Food Safety Management Systems & Regua

Company Description: CP Kelco is the innovation leader in the production of polysaccharides by microbial fermentation, extraction from land and sea plants, and modification of cellulose-based raw materials. CP Kelco’s goal is to be the preferred partner for providing innovative products and solutions through the use of nature-based chemistry.

Our products are derived from natural, renewable raw materials, and CP Kelco strives to provide these products with minimal modification. These products serve many functions, including viscosity modification, thickening, suspension, stabilization and gelation.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Preparation to meet the requirements of the FDAs Food Safety Modernization Act for products produced or shipped into the US. As well as, the changing regulatory landscape globally.

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Global,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Auditing • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Pest Control • Supplier Management/Verification • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics • FSMA Compliance

Del Monte Pet Products Website:

www.delmonte.com

Attendee:

Eric Ney

Title:

Sr. Manager Technical Services

Company Description: Del Monte. Nourishing Families. Enriching Lives. Every Day.®

Del Monte Foods is one of the country’s largest producers, distributors and marketers of premium quality, branded pet products and food products for the U.S. retail market, generating approximately $3.8 billion in net sales in fiscal 2013.

With a powerful portfolio of brands, Del Monte products are found in eight out of ten U.S. households. Pet food and pet snacks brands include Meow Mix®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Milk-Bone®, 9Lives®, Pup-Peroni®, Gravy Train®, Nature’s Recipe®, Canine Carry Outs®, Milo’s Kitchen® and other brand names. Food product brands include Del Monte®, Contadina®, College Inn®, S&W® and other brand names.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $1 - 10 Billion

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: 1. FSMA 2. Food Safety Low Moisture / Shelf stable RTE products 3. Recruiting / Staffing Technical Resources (QA & R&D)

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Product Lifecycle Management • Traceability Systems • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control • FSMA Compliance

Diversified Foods & Seasonings Website: Attendee:

diversifiedfoodsandseasonings.com

Dwayne Eymard

Title:

VP Quality Assurance & Safety

Company Description: Diversified Foods and Seasonings Inc. is a custom manufacturer of convenient specialty food products. From key recipe components to delicious, ready-to-serve menu items, our products are created to compliment the food service industry. From the back-of-the-house to table top, we assure consistently superior products with deep, rich flavor profiles and down-home-appeal... All derived from our technical culinary crafting and expertise.

With over 25 years of experience, Diversified is comprised of fully automated USDA inspected kettle cook operations in Madisonville, Louisiana and Nebraska City, Nebraska. Additionally, we have flour blending and seasoning blending operations in Theodore, Alabama.

We offer flexible pouch packaging options that are tailored to suit customer needs. Whether private-label or branded, our products are easily integrated. Our retail line of frozen and refrigerated custom made entree's are packaged in plastic microwaveable trays or bowls with sleeve overwrap graphics, perfect for the retail or club store market.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Make a profit BRC/GFSI Certification Fill our retail production line time for frozen entree's packed in bowls and trays. Reduce waste in time, effort, and materials

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Legal Consultancies • Product Lifecycle Management • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Pest Control • Operational Excellence • GFSI Compliance Software • Supplier Management/Verification • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics • FSMA Compliance

DuPont Website:

http://www.dupont.com/

Attendee:

Todd Bayne

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $1 - 10 Billion

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Developing FSMA plan

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Oceania, Latin America, Asia, North America,

Areas of Investment: • Auditing • HACCP Training • Supplier Management/Verification • FSMA Compliance

Title:

Global Food Safety Manager

DuPont (N&H) Website:

http://www2.dupont.com/corp/en-us/our-company/businesses/nutrition-and-health.html

Attendee:

Tom Rogers

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $1 - 10 Billion

Individual Budget: $1.5 - 5 Million

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Latin America, Global, North America,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions

Title:

Director of QA for NA and SA

Food Services of America Website: Attendee:

http://fsafood.com/main/home.aspx

Jeff Chester

Title:

Dir of Quality Assurance & supplier Information

Company Description: Broadline Foodservice Distributor in the western Uninted Sates, headquarters in Scottsdlae, Arizona

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Operations response to new FSMA regulations

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Solutions • FSMA Compliance

Garden Protein International Inc. Website: Attendee:

http://gardein.com/

Stella Chao

Title:

Assistant QA Manager

Company Description: We are a comapny providing healthy protein option through meat alternative meals. We are commited to produce foods that people love to eat, are good to people and light on the planet.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment:

Givaudan Flavors Corporation Website: Attendee:

www.givaudan.com

Janis Vincent

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Global,

Areas of Investment: • HACCP Training • Operational Excellence • FSMA Compliance

Title:

Global Head Customer Quality Services

GK Foods & Services Ltd. - National Processors Div. Website:

www.gkco.com

Attendee:

Chena Walker

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $50 - 250 Million

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment: • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Legal Consultancies • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control • Planning and Production • Supplier Management/Verification • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics • FSMA Compliance

Title:

Quality Manager

GK Foods Canning Division Website: Attendee:

http://www.gracekennedy.com/about-us

Dave Mitchell

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: Undisclosed

Individual Budget: Undisclosed

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment:

Title:

General Manager

Glanbia Foods Inc. Website: Attendee:

http://glanbiausa.com/

Mary Pierson

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control • GFSI Compliance Software • Supplier Management/Verification • FSMA Compliance

Title:

Director of Quality Assurance

Grain Processing Corporation Website: Attendee:

Marcie Hanssen

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: Undisclosed

Individual Budget: Undisclosed

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment:

Title:

Quality Regulatory Specialist

Grain Processing Corporation Website: Attendee:

Rani Thomas

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: Undisclosed

Individual Budget: Undisclosed

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment:

Title:

VP, Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Grain Processing Corporation Website: Attendee:

Casey Hilton

Company Description: Corn Wet Milling company

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Other: Global,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control • Supplier Management/Verification • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics • FSMA Compliance

Title:

Director, Quality and Compliance

Hillshire Brands Company Website: Attendee:

www.hillshirebrands.com

William Lamey

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment:

Title:

Sr. Manager, Food Safety & Quality Assurance

Hill's Pet Nutrition Website:

www.hillspet.com

Attendee:

Diane Loiselle

Title:

Vice President, Product Safety, Regulatory & Quality

Company Description: Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. manufactures Hill's® Prescription Diet® brand pet foods, therapeutic pet foods available only through veterinarians, Hill's® Science Diet® brand pet foods and the new Hill's® Ideal Balance™ sold through veterinarians and finer pet specialty stores. Founded more than 60 years ago with a unique commitment to pet nutrition and well-being, Hill's is committed to its mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill's produces high-quality, great-tasting pet foods owners can trust and give to their canine and feline companions as part of a veterinary health care team recommendation. This ultimately improves patient health and the health of the practice.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $1 - 10 Billion

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Global,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • FSMA Compliance

Hormel Foods Corporation Website: Attendee:

Bryan Farnsworth

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment:

Title:

Vice President, Quality Management

Ingredion Incorporated Website:

http://www.ingredion.com/

Attendee:

Shale Susin

Title:

Director, Food Safety & Quality Systems

Company Description: Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, brewing and pharmaceutical industries as well as numerous industrial sectors. We are committed to supplying our customers with quality, innovative ingredient solutions that are on trend and in demand.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $1 - 10 Billion

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Harmonizing Quality and Food Safety systems to meet FSMA, FSSC 22000, BRC, and ISO 9001 requirements.

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Auditing • FSMA Compliance

Ingredion Incorporated Website:

www.ingredion.com

Attendee:

Marcus Payne

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $1 - 10 Billion

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Auditing • HACCP Training • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Pest Control • Operational Excellence • Supplier Management/Verification • FSMA Compliance

Title:

VP, Quality, Food Safety and Continuous Improvement

Interbake Foods Website: Attendee:

http://www.interbake.com/

Phuong Pham

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: Undisclosed

Individual Budget: Undisclosed

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment:

Title:

Food Safety Manager

Jelly Belly Candy Company Website: Attendee:

Irena MIles

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: Undisclosed

Individual Budget: Undisclosed

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment:

Title:

Director QA

John Morrell Food Group Website:

http://johnmorrellfoodgroup.com/

Attendee:

Paul Siefert

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $1 - 10 Billion

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Operational Excellence • GFSI Compliance Software • Supplier Management/Verification • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics • FSMA Compliance

Title:

Director of Quality Assurance

Kerry Ingredients Website: Attendee:

www.kerry.com

Jerold Schlegel

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Latin America, Europe, Asia, Global, North America,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Legal Consultancies • Product Lifecycle Management • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control • Planning and Production • Operational Excellence • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics • FSMA Compliance • Commercial Insurance/Risk Management

Title:

Senior Director, Quality Systems and Process Capabilities

KLN Family Brands Website: Attendee:

http://klnfamilybrands.com/

Jamie Campion

Title:

Corporate Food Safety and Quality Director

Company Description: KLN Family Brands is a privately owned company with diverse product categories. There are two Barrel O'Fun Snack Foods manufacturing facilties with product categories including potato chips, kettle chips, baked chips, tortilla and corn chips, popcorn, pretzels, extruded, popped crisps and fried snack pellet products; Kenny's Candy Company, that manufactures licorice and gummy candy products; NutHeads Chocolate Factory produces chocolate enrobed, panned and drizzled products along with specialty popcorn items and Tuffy's Pet Foods manufacturing dry and semi-moist pet food products.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Keeping up to date and compliant with new FSMA requirements

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Auditing • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Pest Control

Leclerc Foods TN LLC Website: Attendee:

www.leclercfoods.com

Lyne Normand

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Looking into expanding the corporation by acquisitions in Arizona. Expanding sales in central and west of USA.

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment:

Title:

Vice-President Quality US Operations

Litehouse, Inc. Website: Attendee:

www.litehousefoods.com

Sally Streeter

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Auditing • Legal Consultancies • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Pest Control • GFSI Compliance Consulting • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics • FSMA Compliance • Commercial Insurance/Risk Management

Title:

Quality Assurance Manager, Corporate

Little Caesar Enterprises Website: Attendee:

http://www.littlecaesars.com/

Wayne Huell

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $50 - 250 Million

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Food Safety Solutions • Auditing • Traceability Systems • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Pest Control • Supplier Management/Verification • FSMA Compliance

Title:

Quality Assurance Director

Marzetti Website:

www.marzetti.com

Attendee:

Paul Pratt

Title:

Vice President - Technical Services

Company Description: Food Processor Products: Dresssings, Dips, Sauces, Spreads: Frozen Garlic Bread, Bread, and Rolls: Croutons and Pasta Markets: Retail, Food Service and Industrial Distribution: Refrigerated, Shelf stable, and frozen

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $1 - 10 Billion

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Growth

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment:

Mead Johnson Nutrition Website: Attendee:

Elizabeth Eisenhut

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: Undisclosed

Individual Budget: Undisclosed

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment:

Title:

Director, Quality Operations

Mead Johnson Nutrition Website:

www.mjn.com

Attendee:

Cathy McConnell

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $1 - 10 Billion

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Global,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Solutions • HACCP Training • FSMA Compliance

Title:

Associate Manager, Change Control & Global Quality Systems

MiDAS Foods International Website: Attendee:

http://www.midasfoods.com/

Gary Pantelis

Company Description: Custom dry blended foods, sweet and savory.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Food Safety Solutions • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • GFSI Compliance Software • GFSI Compliance Consulting • Supplier Management/Verification • FSMA Compliance

Title:

Quality Assurance Director

Nestle Nutrition, Product Technology Center, Fremont, Michigan Website: Attendee:

http://www.nestle.com/

Glenn Long

Title:

Director of Operations - Pilot Plant

Company Description: As the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company, Nestlé is the worldwide leader in product categories such as soluble coffee, infant nutrition, bottled water, condensed and evaporated milk, ice cream, as well as chocolate and malt drinks, and culinary. The Group is also a co-leader in pet care. The company employs over 330,000 people and has 468 factories situated in 86 countries. Nestlé products are sold in almost every country in the world.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: > $10 Billion

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Support the development and application of technologies and product development that provide industry leading, consumer centric innovation and renovation.

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Global,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Solutions • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Planning and Production • Operational Excellence

Niagara Bottling Website: Attendee:

www.niagarawater.com

Rolando Llanos

Title:

QA Manager

Company Description: At Niagara Bottling, we are committed to producing the highest quality bottled water products. Utilizing state of the art purification, filtration and disinfection technologies, we produce safe and refreshing products with the best packaging options available. We produce four different types of bottled water products for our customers. They are...

Purified Drinking Water: Sourced from either deep protected wells or from municipal water supplies, this water is purified through microfiltration and reverse osmosis which removes the salts and any suspended solids from the water. Niagara also incorporates ozone contact systems to disinfect their drinking water and ensure the highest quality product.

Purified Drinking Water with Minerals Added: Processed in the same manner as purified water, then fortified with a defined mix of minerals.

Spring Water: Spring water is sourced from various protected springs before being brought to our bottling facilities. We then use micron filtration and ozone to disinfect the water while making sure that no minerals are removed. This process helps ensure that natural spring water taste.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Sanitation and Decontamination • HACCP Training • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control

Penford Food Ingredients Website: Attendee:

http://www.penfordfoods.com/

Mike Wargocki

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $250 - 500 Million

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: FSMA foreign Supplier auditing requirements

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Global,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Microbial Testing • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Legal Consultancies • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control • Planning and Production • Operational Excellence • GFSI Compliance Software • Supplier Management/Verification • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics

Title:

Quality Director

Pharmachem Laboratories Website: Attendee:

www.pharmachemlabs.com

Carlos Irizarry

Title:

VP of Corporate Quality & Technical Services

Company Description: Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., headquartered in Kearny, NJ (about 30 minutes west of NYC), is a family of companies specializing in the manufacture and supply of custom and branded nutritional ingredients, as well as process services. We serve the natural and nutritionals, food and beverages, flavors and fragrances industries.

Each division is a recognized leader in its field, all working together in an integrated fashion to give Pharmachem and its clientele versatility and value at every stage of production needed.

We have the capability, know-how and expertise to:

Provide comprehensive research, development, manufacturing, processing and production services. These integrated capabilities resonate throughout the company and its divisions, and we work together closely to fulfill clients’ needs from bench top to scale-up. Our exceptional services include extraction, spray drying, blending, milling, agglomeration, encapsulation, chilsonation and fermentation. We are also certified for organic processing.

Strong, insightful and experienced, at Pharmachem... We Make Ingredients Work™.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Customer business projects and food/dietary supplement compliance

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Pest Control • Supplier Management/Verification • FSMA Compliance

Popeyes Website: Attendee:

http://popeyes.com/

Darrin Weiss

Company Description: Restaurant Quality & Food Safety Issues Beverages, Condiments, Biscuits, Side dishes & Seafood Supplier Approval & Compliance Withdrawal & Recall Management

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Auditing • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Supplier Management/Verification • Commercial Insurance/Risk Management

Title:

Quality Assurance Manager

Procter and Gamble Website: Attendee:

Rosane Olyha

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: Undisclosed

Individual Budget: Undisclosed

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment:

Title:

Pet Care QA

Puratos Corporation Website: Attendee:

www.puratos.com

Sandra Di

Title:

TQM Manager East

Company Description: Puratos is an international group with a full range of innovative products and application expertise in the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors. Products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world, and in many cases actually produced there by our subsidiaries. Clients are artisans, industrial, retailers and food service. We aim to be “reliable partners in innovation” wherever we are in the world, and so help our customers deliver nutritious, tasty food for the communities they live in. Our head office is in Groot-Bijgaarden, near Brussels in Belgium. In the US we are headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and have 5 distribution platforms and 5 innovation and nutrition centers.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Latin America, Europe, North America,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Auditing • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Pest Control • GFSI Compliance Software • GFSI Compliance Consulting • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics

Sensient Website: Attendee:

Penny Marsh

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: Undisclosed

Individual Budget: Undisclosed

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment:

Title:

Global Director, Regulatory Affairs

Specialty Commodities, Inc Website: Attendee:

www.specialtycommodities.com

Jessica Dodd

Title:

Quality Control Manager

Company Description: Specialty Commodities, Inc is a global ingredient supplier which is headquartered in Fargo, ND and has multiple sales offices and distribution facilities across the country. SCI carries a wide array of products from Nuts and Seeds to Dried fruits, including a full-range of organic products. In addition to the distribution division, SCI also operates a high-end nut processing facility in Lodi, CA. This facility provides nut & seed processing such as roasting, slicing/dicing, sizing, etc, as well as houses our state-of-the-art chemical-free "flash steam" pasteurization system.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $250 - 500 Million

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: -FSMA - Foreign Supplier Verification Program -FDA's recent Assessment of Salmonella risks associated with Tree Nuts

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Global,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Auditing • Legal Consultancies • Supplier Management/Verification • FSMA Compliance

Stonyfield Farm Website: Attendee:

http://www.stonyfield.com/

Lori Behm

Company Description: Organic yogurt manufacturer

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Increase sales

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Product Lifecycle Management • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control • Operational Excellence • GFSI Compliance Software • Supplier Management/Verification • FSMA Compliance • Commercial Insurance/Risk Management

Title:

Corporate Quality Manager

Sugar Foods Corporation Website: Attendee:

http://www.sugarfoods.com/SFC/

Sarah Scheel

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $500 Million - 1 Billion

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Auditing • Product Lifecycle Management • HACCP Training • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • FSMA Compliance

Title:

Director of Quality Assurance

Sun Orchard Inc Website: Attendee:

www.sunorchard.com

Kim Hansen

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment: • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • HACCP Training

Title:

QA Manager

Sun Orchard of Florida, Inc Website: Attendee:

www.sunorchard.com

Ben Williams

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: Undisclosed

Individual Budget: Undisclosed

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment:

Title:

QA Manager

SunOpta Inc. Website: Attendee:

http://www.sunopta.com/

Peggy Liley

Title:

QA Manager

Company Description: SunOpta Inc. is a leading global company focused on natural, organic and specialty foods products. The Company specializes in sourcing, processing and packaging of natural and organic food products, integrated from seed through packaged products; with a focus on strategically significant vertically integrated business models.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $500 Million - 1 Billion

Individual Budget: <$.5 Million

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: FSMA Compliance, Organizational restructuring, metrics development

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Latin America, Asia, North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • HACCP Training • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Pest Control

Super Store Industries Website: Attendee:

http://www.ssica.com/

Sarah Goreham-Simon

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: Undisclosed

Individual Budget: Undisclosed

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment:

Title:

Director - QA & Consumer Affairs

Symrise Inc. Website:

www.symrise.com

Attendee:

Petra Baker

Title:

Sr. Dir. Quality & Regulatory

Company Description: Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic active ingredients, and raw materials as well as functional ingredients.

With a market share of 10 %, Symrise is the world’s fourth largest supplier in this industry. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, and foods, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements.

The company has two divisions: Flavor & Nutrition and Scent & Care.

Flavor & Nutrition develops, produces, and sells flavors and functional ingredients that are used in foods, beverages, and health products. This includes culinary products and snacks, sweets and desserts, dairy products and ice cream, and beverages and nutritional supplements.

Scent & Care develops, produces, and sells fragrances, cosmetic ingredients, aroma molecules, and mint aromas. They are used in the manufacture of perfumes, personal care and cosmetic products, cleaning products and detergents, home fragrances, and oral care products.

With the combination of Flavor & Nutrition and Scent & Care, we hold a unique portfolio. This allows us to tap into new markets and segments while distinguishing ourselves from our competitors. At the same time, economic success and corporate responsibility are inextricably linked for us with all aspects of our business activities. Symrise thus takes sustainability into account in every part of its corporate strategy.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $1 - 10 Billion

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Global,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Legal Consultancies • Product Lifecycle Management • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Planning and Production • Operational Excellence

• Supplier Management/Verification • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics • FSMA Compliance

Takasago Website: Attendee:

http://www.takasago.com/en/index.html

Robert Anderson

Company Description: Global flavor, fragrance, fine and aroma chemicals manufacturer/distributor.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Maintain FSSC 22000.

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Latin America, North America,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Pest Control • GFSI Compliance Software • Supplier Management/Verification • FSMA Compliance

Title:

Regional Director - Quality Systems

Talking Rain Beverage Co. Website: Attendee:

http://www.talkingrain.com/

Robert Vidal

Company Description: Flavored carbonated mountain spring water.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Preparing for a GFSI audit.

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Product Lifecycle Management • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Pest Control • GFSI Compliance Software • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics • FSMA Compliance

Title:

Corp QA Manager

TalkingRain Beverage Company Website: Attendee:

http://www.talkingrain.com/

David Stuart

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment:

Title:

Quality Assurance Director

Tate & Lyle Website: Attendee:

www.tateandlyle.com

Derrick Payne

Title:

Director Global Quality

Company Description: Bulk ingredients (starch, sweeteners, artificial sweeteners, and natural sugar free sweeteners for the food industry). Among other things, Tate & Lyle is the producer of Splenda

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Global,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Auditing • HACCP Training • Pest Control • FSMA Compliance

The Hartz Mountain Corporation Website:

www.hartz.com

Attendee:

Sean McNear

Company Description: Manufacturer of pet products

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $250 - 500 Million

Individual Budget: $.5 - 1.5 Million

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Increase sales while implementing new food safety quality programs.

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Global,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • FSMA Compliance

Title:

Sr. Director Regulatoy Affairs & Quality Assurance

The Nutro Company Website: Attendee:

www.nutro.com

Henry Turlington

Title:

Quality & Food Safety Director

Company Description: The Nutro Company is an all-natural pet food company with a vision of make a better world for pets through natural nutrition. Nutro is a division of Mars, Inc.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Implementation of SAP.

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Global, North America,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Legal Consultancies • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control • Planning and Production • GFSI Compliance Software • GFSI Compliance Consulting • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics • FSMA Compliance

Trouw Nutrition USA Website:

http://www.trouw-nutritionusa.com/

Attendee:

Thomas Best

Title:

Director of HSEQ

Company Description: Trouw Nutrition USA, LLC is an international leader providing the companion animal industry with technology-based ingredients originating through sound research and development. Our efforts lead to discovery and introduction of new, unique and improved pet food ingredients.

We are a global leader building upon our successes of more than seven decades providing innovative and safe nutrition solutions for the companion animal industry. At Trouw, we transform technology into products that improve the performance and well-being of companion animals. Our goal is to listen and learn in order to develop the premium programs and services that fulfill the needs of our customers. Our team at Trouw Nutrition concentrates on connecting the pet food industry with technology to help develop innovative solutions.

At Trouw Nutrition USA our Companion Animal Team’s formula for success is:

Trusted Premium Nutrients = Premium Foods. Premium Foods = Premium Pets. Premium Pets = Premium Pet Parents. Premium Pet Parents = Premium Business You Can Trust.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $1 - 10 Billion

Individual Budget: $1.5 - 5 Million

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Auditing • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control • Supplier Management/Verification

Udi's Healthy Foods Website: Attendee:

http://www.boulderbrands.com/

Natasha Rowley-Phipps

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: Undisclosed

Individual Budget: Undisclosed

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment:

Title:

Quality Assurance Director

Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. Website: Attendee:

Bob Kuhn

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Product Lifecycle Management • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control • Operational Excellence • GFSI Compliance Software • GFSI Compliance Consulting • FSMA Compliance

Title:

Corp. QA Manager

USANA Health Sciences Website: Attendee:

www.usana.com

Benjamin Bradshaw

Title:

Quality Assurance Manager

Company Description: USANA Health Sciences, Inc. develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells nutritional and personal care products worldwide. It offers the USANA Nutritionals Essentials product line, which includes vitamin and mineral supplements that provide a foundation of total body nutrition for various age groups; optimizers consisting of targeted supplements designed to meet cardiovascular health, skeletal/structural health, and digestive health needs; and foods comprising low-glycemic meal replacement shakes, snack bars, and other related products that provide optimal macro-nutrition. The company also provides Sensé?beautiful science product line consisting of personal care products that support healthy skin and hair through topical nourishment, moisturization, and protection; and products designed specifically for prenatal, infant, and young child age groups in China. In addition, it offers materials and online tools, such as associate starter kit and product brochures that are designed to assist associates in building their businesses and in marketing products. USANA Health Sciences, Inc. primarily distributes its products through a network marketing system of independent distributors. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $500 Million - 1 Billion

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Global,

Areas of Investment: • Auditing • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Pest Control • Supplier Management/Verification

Weston Foods Website:

http://www.westonfoodscanada.ca/

Attendee:

Frank O'Rourke

Company Description: Weston Foods Canada specializes in producing and delivering a wide variety of baked goods found in grocery stores, convenience stores, supermarket in-store bakeries and food service outlets. Each day Canadian families start their day with the nutrients supplied by Wonder+, Country Harvest, Gadoua and D'Italiano

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $1 - 10 Billion

Individual Budget: $.5 - 1.5 Million

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Improving the culture of food safety and quality

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: North America,

Areas of Investment: • Microbial Testing • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Pest Control

Title:

VP H&S, Food Safety, Compliance & Quality

WhiteWave Foods Website: Attendee:

www.whitewave.com

Gary Solomon

Company Description:

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility:

Areas of Investment:

Title:

Director QA

Wixon, Inc. Website: Attendee:

www.wixon.com

Tim Sonntag

Title:

VP, Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs

Company Description: Manufacturer of spices, seasonings, flavors, flavor modifiers and complete flavor systems for a diverse customer base. From product ideation through product conception to finished product realization, Wixon works with our customers to produce distinctly unique, high quality products that are produced utilizing processes that have been developed with food safety being of the utmost importance.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: $50 - 250 Million

Individual Budget: $1.5 - 5 Million

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Establishing the scope of the potential gaps existing between the requirements of the new FSMA regulations and our GFSI-certified food safety and ISO9001 quality management systems.

Meeting the breadth of customer demand for gluten-free and/or non-GM labeled products

Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Global, North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Food Safety Solutions • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Traceability Systems • HACCP Training • Crisis Management and Enterprise Risk Management • Packaging and Labeling Suppliers • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Planning and Production • Operational Excellence • Supplier Management/Verification • Recall Execution/Reverse Logistics • FSMA Compliance

Yogi Products Website: Attendee:

www.yogiproducts.com

Sarah Jameson

Title:

Director of Quality Assurance

Company Description: At East West Tea Company (EWTC) we believe the purpose of business is to serve. EWTC was founded on that belief and still uses the idea of business serving as its guiding principle: "Feel Good, Be Good, Do Good." At EWTC we are committed to providing healthy, natural teas that are accessible to as many people as possible. With more than 40 years of experience, we strive to support the health and well-being of our consumers by incorporating the highest-quality natural and organic ingredients in our teas.

Job Description:

Annual Sales: - -Undisclosed- -

Individual Budget: - -Undisclosed- -

Key Business Challenges in the Next 6 - 18 Months: Geographic Areas Of Responsibility: Europe, North America,

Areas of Investment: • Food Safety Industry Consultancies • Microbial Testing • Sanitation and Decontamination • Auditing • Legal Consultancies • HACCP Training • Food Quality Assurance Technology and Software Solutions • Manufacturing and Processing Technology • Pest Control • Planning and Production • Supplier Management/Verification