Douglas J. Peckenpaugh is Group Editorial Director of Snacks, Bakery, Cannabis, Candy, Meat, and Food Safety for BNP Media. He has nearly three decades of publishing experience following the food industry from farm to fork, covering agriculture, ingredient processing, retail grocery branding, foodservice menu development, and food product R&D and manufacturing. He is a past president and current member of the International Foodservice Editorial Council Board of Directors. He also serves in leadership roles at his local suburban Chicago food pantry and church. Doug studied Professional and Creative Writing at Purdue University.