Patrick Young, Publisher, Food Engineering
The State of Food Manufacturing
Joyce Fassl, Editor in Chief, Food Engineering
Speaker: Gregg Stedronsky, Vice President of Engineering, Global Safety & Environment and Manufacturing Excellence General Mills Read Bio
In today’s complex manufacturing environment, collecting data, properly tracking it and using it effectively can advance operational excellence across an enterprise, whether it involves food safety, cost management, improved reliability or building a more flexible supply chain.
This session will cover best practices in an FDA environment, including quality control processes and practices in a highly stringent environment, cutting-edge practices in pre-op sanitation, and statistical quality approaches to swabbing and bacteria/pathogen remediation.
Speaker: Kim Marotta, Director of Sustainability, MillerCoors Read Bio
Learn how this leading beverage processor manages its water usage, carbon footprint, zero waste programs while making investments in employees, the community and suppliers to boost its business and maintain high levels of environmental responsibility.
Moderator: Diane Wolf, Former Vice President, Operations and Engineering, Kraft Foods Read Bio
Panelists: Hugh Roddy, Head of Global Engineering, Chobani Read Bio
Jeff Harris, Vice President of Engineering, T. Marzetti Read Bio
Harry Pettit, Manager of Electrical, Robotics, Environmental and Infrastructure Projects, Pepperidge Farm Read Bio
Just in time manufacturing, advanced automation and controls, a commitment to sustainable operations and a relentless focus on food safety and sanitary design are the hallmarks of Food Engineering’s past Plant of the Year winners. This panel of experts will discuss what they have learned from their award-winning projects and what they might do differently in future projects.
Refreshment Break Stations
Van der Graaf Labs: Energy Efficiency Comparison - Presented by Van der Graaf
The energy efficiency comparison unit is a purpose built, side-by-side, conveyor system for demonstrating the energy savings, and performance gains, between two conveyor drives. The two drive configurations exhibited are: A shaft-mounted motor & gearbox and the Van der Graaf Drum Motor.
Return on investment: The partnership between engineering and fincance - Presented by The Weitz Company
This workshop will include: the finance basics of ROI; using data to drive efficient site selection, including labor, logistics and other savings; guidelines for large capital projects; and tips on boosting ROI in approved projects.
How healthy is your steam system - Top Five ways to improve plant efficiency, safety and sustainability - Presented by Spirax Sarco
This lecture will discuss the top five ways food and beverage companies can improve their plant’s efficiency, safety and sustainability goals. Spirax Sarco, experts in steam system solutions, will discuss how companies in the USA and across the globe are optimizing production, reducing waste and removing hazards.
Harbor View Barbecue