The Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allied’s (BEMA) 2012 Annual Meeting in June attracted 300-plus attendees, making what BEMA says was its largest meeting ever.
Panel members included Charlie Moon, vice president technical services/QA/regulatory, Flowers Foods; Rich Scalise, CEO, Hearthside Food Solutions; and Eric Kestenblatt. The program also featured speakers including Robin Alton, CEO, Pan-O-Gold; Roy Loepp, Seaboard Corp.; and Baking Industry Forum (BIF) members Dave Hipenbecker, The Kroger Co.; Jack Lewis III, Lewis Bakeries; and Jeffrey Teasdale, Pepperidge Farm Inc.
Held in Puerto Rico at the El Conquistador Resort, the meeting/family-friendly event brought together bakers, equipment suppliers and ingredient suppliers. More details are available at www.bema.org.