.Speaker Group: Smart Manufacturing Food & Beverage 2024 Speakers

Stephen Gnidovec

With over a decade of experience in Data, I specialize in transforming the way businesses use data for strategic advantage. My journey began in the health field before I then transitioned into the food manufacturing sector, where I led a groundbreaking data digital transformation at my company. For the past seven years, my focus has… Read more »

Chris O’Clair

Chris O’Clair is a seasoned packaging professional and thought leader in food and beverage manufacturing and packaging. With over a decade of experience in the industry, he has seen firsthand the benefits of smart manufacturing and the pitfalls when these tools are not properly utilized. Chris’s passion for problem solving and diverse background has exposed… Read more »

Todd Cummings

  Todd Cummings holds the esteemed position of Chief Information Officer at Monin Americas, where he’s dedicated the past 20 years to pivotal roles since embarking on his journey in 2004. Fueled by a fervent enthusiasm for fusing technology with business strategies, Todd has been a guiding force in steering the brand through the multifaceted… Read more »

Phillip Salwasser

Phil Salwasser is the Senior Manager of Operational Technology at Dairy Farmers of America, where he leads the management of the plant floor network and compute infrastructure. Hailing from Western Wisconsin, he has spent the last ten years bridging the gap between IT and OT as an Industrial IT Engineer.

Roshni Desai

Roshni Desai is an avid manufacturing professional in one of the leading food and beverage manufacturing companies. With over a decade of experience in the industry, she has designed , developed and utilized various smart manufacturing tools and technologies. She with a wide variety of manufacturing and MES software experience has a very keen observation… Read more »

Angela Reamer

Angela Reamer is the Vice President of Manufacturing at Monin Americas – Clearwater. With a continuous improvement mindset, she leads the manufacturing, maintenance, safety, and engineering teams while also being highly involved in quality. During her 18 years in manufacturing at major food and beverage companies, she has held leadership positions in production, continuous improvement… Read more »

Jeremy Cole

Jeremy Cole is Regional Production Excellence Leader in Cargill’s Animal Nutrition & Health Enterprise, where he leads Cargill’s Continuous Improvement and Energy programs for North America. Jeremy has a background in Chemical Engineering & business and is a certified Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belt actively working toward his LSS Master Black Belt. Jeremy’s experience… Read more »

Scott Burkey

Scott Burkey is a Technology Fellow at Westrock, a global manufacturing and consumer packaging company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. He takes a pragmatic approach to implementing new ways of making training more effective and supporting front-line workers. Having worked as a software developer for over 20 years for brands like CNN, TBS/TNT and Coca-Cola, Scott… Read more »

David Mendoza

Dr. David Mendoza is an accomplished leader in new process development and commercialization with a focus on digital technologies. David has over 15 years of professional experience and a strong technical background in Chemical Engineering (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.). His peer-reviewed publications include research in Optimization, Real-Time Forecasting, and Advanced Process Control. David is particularly… Read more »