19 Jan New Member Spotlight – Cain Food Industries, Inc
Cain Foods – Matt Feder
Mr. Feder is the Vice President of Sales at Cain Food Industries, Inc. He oversees the sales team and assists with marketing. As part of his role, he has the unique opportunity to travel with his regional sales team and interact with current and potential customers. The conversations Matt has with the wonderful members of the baking industry are both rewarding and insightful, providing him perspective to better understand the struggles a customer might be experiencing and drive innovation within the organization.
Kelly Allen, Senior Manager of Membership and Meetings for BEMA, had an opportunity to ask Mr. Feder a few questions about himself and the organization.
Q: What is Cain Food Industries, Inc. most known for?
A: The entire team at Cain Food Industries takes pride in delivering the highest quality products along with unsurpassed customer service. I believe this is how our customers view us as well.
Q: What do you love most about the baking industry?
A: The people! I started in this industry when I was 24 years old. One of my first connections was with Joe and Mark Ungashick. They both immediately welcomed me as a peer and offered their support. They opened their door to me and told me if I ever needed anything not to hesitate to ask, and they meant it.
Q: What is the one thing you have missed the most during 2020?
A: Connecting with people in person at industry events. I do not miss the 6am flight though!
Q: Is there anything that you think will remain the “new normal” because of the Coronavirus?
A: I hope not! I believe we have learned how to troubleshoot via technology, and this will be useful for small issues going forward.
Q: Would you like to share something new or innovative that your company has done recently?
A: Our R&D team is fantastic. They are constantly looking for ways to improve on technologies and deliver those improvements to the baking industry. Our newest line of softeners, Alpha Soft, is a great example. Alpha Soft is an anti-staling enzyme system that can be used in yeast-raised products to enhance softness and extend shelf-life. Alpha Soft was developed to deliver desired softness and maintain resiliency to our bakery products.
Q: What drew your company to join BEMA? What resources have you found most valuable?
A: The networking, training and educational opportunities drew us to BEMA. The summer Convention is a great way to meet new people and see old friends.
Q: Please share any personal interests or volunteer activities that you enjoy.
A: In my free time I enjoy golfing, chasing quail and pheasant in Western Kansas and of course spending time with my family which is easy since they like to golf and hunt as well!
Over 45 years of hard work and shared family knowledge.
Cain Food Industries, Inc., is a leading supplier of ingredients to the wholesale and retail baking industries for 45 years. Founders Ernie and Billie Cain established the company’s legacy of quality products and superior customer service, and those values still drive us today. Now in its third generation of family ownership the Cain Food’s partnership is derived from multiple generations of baking industry professionals who take pride in being your preferred supplier of technical and functional ingredients.
We are a leader in clean label ingredients.
We produce a wide range of products that will give you the edge needed in today’s competitive markets. Our QC lab and in-house test bakery will assist you formulating custom products that will help reduce labor and bowls costs. Proven technology that works in either tablet or powder forms. We are the leader in tableted micro-dose ingredients. This ensures you are using and paying for what you need. No waste saves packaging and better for the environment.
To learn more visit www.cainfood.com.