As part of a commitment to positive transformation in the world, the International Baking Industry Exposition, together with Bundy Baking Solutions and Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, has identified sustainability as one of the industry’s top priorities. The vision is to recognize suppliers that foster energy conservation, reduced water usage, a decrease in landfill waste, healthy living and/ or a reduction of the overall impact on the environment.
The coveted B.E.S.T. in Baking designation brings with it a bevy of benefits including mentions in pre-show promotions, trade press, IBIE’s social media channels, plus a dedicated B.E.S.T. in Baking Lounge located in the Las Vegas Convention Center lobby, where all show attendees can learn about the winners while taking a few moments to relax and recharge.
A panel of judges that include experts in sustainability and baking best practices chose this year’s B.E.S.T in Baking winners. All submissions were evaluated for environmental impact, innovation, feasibility, ROI and practical application to the baking industry. This year’s panel included:
Jeffrey Teasdale, Engineering Manager of Fresh and Frozen Bakery,
Jack Lewis III, President, Lewis Bakeries, Inc.
David Hipenbecker, Director of Network Strategy & Project Engineering, The
Jeff Dearduff, Vice President, ARYZTA North America
Albert Koch, Director of Engineering, Mondelez International
Theresa Cogswell, President, BakerCogs
The 2013 B.E.S.T in Baking winners are:
Air Management Technologies, Inc.
American Pan Company
AMF Bakery Systems
Auto-Bake Pty. Ltd.
Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.
Daabon Organic USA
Meyer Laboratory Inc.
Newave Packaging Inc.
Oberlin Filter Co.
Picard Ovens, Inc.
Shaffer Mixers & Processing Equipment
SPX Flow Technology
TMB Baking, Inc.
Five companies were also recognized as ‘Honorable Mentions’:
Arla Foods Ingredients
Unitherm Food Systems Inc.
Click here for the complete listing of the B.E.S.T. winners and their sustainable products.