Bakers Journal

IBIE names B.E.S.T in baking winners

July 29, 2013
By Bakers Journal

July 29, 2013, Washington, DC — The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) will recognize 17 B.E.S.T (Becoming Environmentally Sustainable Together) in Baking winners for their sustainability efforts during the Oct. 6-9 event in Las Vegas.

Introduced in 2010, the B.E.S.T in Baking program recognizes exhibitors that supply equipment, packaging, ingredients, products and/or services that foster energy and water conservation, decrease landfill waste, and promote overall healthy living. This year the contest, which is sponsored by Bundy Baking Solutions and Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, received nearly double the number of entries compared to 2010, reported the IBIE in a news release.

The B.E.S.T. in Baking designation brings with it a bevy of benefits, including mentions in pre-show promotions, the IBIE website and social media channels, plus a dedicated B.E.S.T. in Baking Lounge located in the Las Vegas Convention Center lobby.

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.
hemxWorks Inc.

Daabon Organic

Hayon Manufacturing

Meyer Laboratory Inc.

Newave Packaging Inc.

Oberlin Filter Co.

Picard Ovens, Inc.

Robbie Flexibles

Shaffer Mixers & Processing Equipment

SPX Flow Technology

TMB Baking, Inc.


Honorable Mentions:

Arla Foods Ingredients

ColorMaker, Inc.

Lawrence Foods

Palsgaard Inc.

Unitherm Food Systems Inc.

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,
Pepperidge Farm

· Jack Lewis III, president, Lewis Bakeries, Inc.

· David Hipenbecker, director of network strategy and project engineering, The
Kroger Company

· Jeff Dearduff, vice-president, ARYZTA North America

· Albert Koch, director of engineering, Mondelez International

· Theresa Cogswell, president, BakerCogs

“We can make an enormously positive impact on the environment by employing more sustainable methods across the industry,” states Mike Beaty, IBIE chairman and Flowers Foods executive vice-president of supply chain, in a news release. “Those leading the way in this effort are an inspiration and should be recognized for their progress. That’s what B.E.S.T in Baking is all about.”

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