Baking Industry Forum

Baking Industry Forum (BIF)

What is BIF?

BIF is a small group of bakers and suppliers who come together to discuss topics and issues facing the commercial baking industry.  The group provides the industry with a strong resource for ideas and expertise based on research and years of experience.  Issues they have tackled in the past include preparations for FSMA, the importance of training, how to hire veterans, safety and more.

BIF - Baking Industry Forum
2020 – 2022 Roster

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Suppliers

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Scott Bieker

Vice President – Bakery Sales

Corbion

SERGIO CABALLERO

Sergio Caballero

Sales Professional
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Eric Cruse

General Manager

Peerless Food Equipment

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Jordon Hale

President

SPF

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Mike LaValle

Corporate Account Manager

Intralox, Inc.

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Nick Magistrelli

Vice President of Sales

Rademaker USA, Inc.

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Jon Miller

Director of Business Development

A M King

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Audrey St. Onge

President & GM

North America Baking

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Jason Stricker

Director of Sales & Marketing

Shick Esteve

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Bakers

ANGEL CALVILLO

Angel Calvillo

Director of Engineering – International

Newly Weds Foods, Inc.

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Brandon Heiser

COO

Roskam Baking

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Juan Hirata

Engineering

Grupo Bimbo

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Justus Larson

Corporate Engineer

Franz Family Bakery

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John Mulloy, Jr.

Vice President of Operations

151 Foods

MIKE PORTER

Mike Porter

President & COO

New Horizons Baking Company

Rudy Tepsic

Rudy Tepsic

General Manager

Lineage Logistics

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Karl Thorson

Food Safety & Sanitation Manager

General Mills

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Jeremiah Tilghman

Vice President of Operations

Canyon Bakehouse

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Richard Ybarra

Manager of Manufacturing Maintenance Engineering

Publix Super Markets, Inc

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BEMA Board Liaisons

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Delia Justable

Global Sanitary Compliance Manager

Forbo Siegling, LLC

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Craig Souser

President & CEO

JLS Automation

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FEATURED ARTICLES

  • On Thursday, April 16, 2020 supplier members of the Baking Industry Forum gathered to share their insights and experiences via a town hall webinar....

  • So you plan on implementing lean manufacturing at your plant, and you wonder what impact it will have on your culture. It will have a huge impact. If it doesn’t, you did not successfully roll out lean....

  • Today, between standards, regulations, allergens and everything made out of completely different materials, the boil tanks have outlived their useful lives. Pan trucks are for pans, ingredient carts are for ingredients. Rightfully so, but now what?...

  • The Baking Industry Forum, a special group aligned to the Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds organization (BEMA), is in place to tackle the issues of the baking industry in a collaborative forum where members from the OEM community, together with bakery manufacturing professionals, tackle key issues challenging the industry. The topic for this article, changeover efficiency, offers views from both an OEM and a baker....

  • BEMA has announced the addition of seven new members to BIF, the Baking Industry Forum, expanding this team to 18 members. The expanded BIF team met in New Orleans, prior to the BEMA fall board of directors meeting, in a half-day working session to plan their projects for the current term....

  • The topic for this article, conveyor efficiency, offers unique viewpoints from both an OEM and a baker. With modern day bakeries having hundreds to thousands of feet of conveyor, this is certainly a moving subject....

  • Seven new members joined BIF, the Baking Industry Forum, expanding the team to 18 members. The group is comprised of bakers and suppliers and they work together to explore common issues within the baking industry.  New members joining in 2018 include bakers:  John Mulloy (151 Foods),......