Plant-based meat and dairy alternatives represent a nascent and growing market. As such, many food producers are still learning how to scale their manufacturing processes as demand grows. Is it enough to take the systems made for the food industry and use them with, in some cases, experimental ingredients? Or is more custom help needed? How can co-manufacturers help? Experts from plant-based food manufacturers will talk about their pain points and give guidance for some ways forward.

In this discussion, you will learn:

- Tips for scaling up a plant-based protein manufacturing operation
- How to work with co-manufacturers and co-packers
- The ways that non-traditional ingredients are changing demands on manufacturing - equipment
Aaron Hand
Editor in Chief, ProFood World
Aaron Hand has three decades of experience in B-to-B publishing with a particular focus on technology. He has been with PMMI Media Group since 2013, much of that time as Executive Editor for Automation World, where he focused on continuous process industries. Prior to joining ProFood World full time in late 2020, Aaron worked as Editor at Large for PMMI Media Group, reporting for all publications on a wide variety of industry developments, including advancements in packaging for consumer products and pharmaceuticals, food and beverage processing, and industrial automation. He took over as Editor-in-Chief of ProFood World in 2021. Aaron holds a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University and an M.S. in Journalism from the University of Illinois.
Christie Lagally
Founder and CEO, Rebellyous Foods
Christie Lagally is the founder and CEO of Rebellyous Foods, a food production technology startup working to make plant-based chicken price-competitive with conventional chicken. Lagally is a mechanical engineer by trade and the holder of multiple patents in manufacturing technology. She began her career in the aerospace industry working on testing, designing, and manufacturing commercial airplanes at Boeing. Lagally also served as a senior scientist for the Good Food Institute, uncovering technical barriers in the development of plant-based and cultured meat. Now at Rebellyous, she focuses on designing novel manufacturing equipment that addresses the two most significant obstacles facing the plant-based meat industry: cost and quality-at-scale. Lagally holds a BA in organizational psychology and a BS and MS in mechanical engineering.
Greg Flickinger
Chief Operating Officer, Nobell Foods
Greg Flickinger serves as the COO at Nobell Foods, where he is supporting the development and scaling of the organization. Previous to Nobell, Flickinger spent 3.5 years as the senior vice president of supply chain and operations for GTI. He developed and implemented the full national supply chain and support structure from cultivation to shelf, including the key support functions of procurement, central planning, R&D, logistics, quality, and engineering. Prior to GTI, Flickinger served as the group vice president leading the internal manufacturing operations division for food retailer HEB. He also worked for eight years at Snyder’s-Lance, first as a director of manufacturing and then vice president of manufacturing and corporate engineering. He started his consumer products career at General Mills in roles across strategic technology development, R&D, headquarters operations, as well as plant operations at a self-directed work team plant. Flickinger serves on the advisory boards for Bondurant Technologies International, Caribbean Water Technologies, and ProFood World. He is a former executive chair and current active member of the OpX Leadership Network Executive Council and the chair of the OpX Workforce Engagement team. Flickinger received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Ohio University followed by a master’s and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.
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