Candy Manufacturing Expert


Candy Manufacturing Expert #01001


This Candy Manufacturing expert and Baked Goods Manufacturing expert has over 30 years in the food industry, primarily in baked goods and confectioneries primarily as a plant manager. He knows what makes a plant work and how to achieve success. He has become a change agent in the candy industry and as the leader of numerous candy factories was able to reduce cost, improve throughput, improve safety performance, and move them through a steady of regulatory and auditing regulations.  He has extensive experience with facility turnaround initiatives as either the champion, or as a focused facility resource to help keep initiatives on track.


  • 30+ years of experience
  • Expert in efficiency and throughput improvements
  • Expert in down-time and change time reductions
  • Experience in multiple gummy and confection products
  • Over 30 AIB inspections, all excellent or above
  • 3 Consecutive Superior AIB Ratings
  • Production part planning expertise
  • Moguls

Relevant Accomplishments

  • Doubled Plant output in the first 4 months of a recent consulting assignment.
  • Changed the fiscal direction of a confection facility from a 7 figure loss to break even.
  • Led a major project to install, commission, and scale-up a new automated line to introduce a new product category to the factory.
  • Drove culture changes to shift a plant from private ownership to corporate culture.
  • Improved plant performance through 3 business ownership changes.
  • Managed the Delivered a plant's first on-time and complete holiday season in 25 years.
  • Initiated SPC controls in 3 facilities resulting in over $500,000 savings.
  • Saved a national sales account by providing regular, direct contact with the plant.


  • Managing Principal
  • Facilities Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Director Of Operations
  • Bakery Director

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