Ideas Showcase

The Ideas Showcase at CheeseExpo features brief, practical talks from our supplier partners on various topics. Visit our two showcase seminar stages in the center of the exhibit hall on Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday, April 15

Showcase A

Showcase B

Amcor | 12:30 – 12:50p

Attract Hungry Consumers with Packaging that Stands out on the Shelf

Speaker: John Kearny, Marketing Manager – Dairy

We will explore why people snack, how they choose their snack of choice, and how you can design packaging that keeps them coming back for more.

Dorner Manufacturing Corp. | 12:30 – 12:50p

New Generation of Sideflexing Modular Plastic Conveyor Belts

Speaker: Chuck Sena, Industry Manager – Sanitary

This new belt offers improved layout flexibility, increased strength, and is safer than previous generations of sideflexing modular belts.

SPX Flow, Inc. | 1:00 – 1:20p

New Product Offering – D4 PMO Mix Proof Valve Technology

Speaker: Chris Sinutko, Global Product Manager

New mix proof valve designed specifically for the US dairy market in line with the latest 3-A sanitary standard for Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO).

Ecolab, Inc. | 1:00 – 1:20p

Driving Operational Efficiency with a Product Quality Mindset

Speaker: Joe Curran, Manager, Innovation Programs

We will explore how striving for excellence in quality can also improve your bottom line by reducing costs as well as improving quality performance.

Dairy.Com | 1:30 – 1:50p

Reducing Freight Spend and Headaches with Silverlink

Speaker: Erica Maedke, Senior Director, 

SilverLink keeps your hauling between the lines by: Leveraging best practice scheduling, load tracking, carrier optimization, and payment technology.

Deville Technologies Inc. | 1:30 – 1:50p

The Next Wave in Control Strategies – Deville’s 4.0 Solution

Speaker: Jonathan Pinchbeck, Head of R&D and Technology

Next generation control architecture using Industrial PCs instead of PLCs, via a Mobile or PC accessible platform, to monitor equipment in real time.

Diversey | 2:00 – 2:20p

Dairy CIP Data Analytics

Speaker: Barry Sperling, Sector Specialist

This presentation will focus on the value Dairy Sanitation CIP Data Analytics and the value/cost threshold for the 2020’s.

Kelley Supply, Inc | 2:00 – 2:20p

Using a Process Aid to Produce Whiter Cheese

Speaker: Lauren Bermingham

Benzoyl Peroxide has been used for 100 years to bleach various food products.  How can this technology be applied to enhance the whiteness of your cheese?

ESI Group USA | 2:30 – 2:50p

Key Cheese Facility Design Considerations for a Successful Project

Speaker: Luke Waite, Regional Manager

Food Plant best practices for sanitary design, building new versus retrofitting considerations as well as successful fast-track schedule tips.

Cybertrol Engineering | 2:30 – 2:50p

Dashboards and Analytics: Optimize Production with Plant Floor Data

Speaker: Tim Barthel, VP Automation Solutions

Cybertrol will present how to securely collect, analyze & display data that can be leveraged to gain manufacturing intelligence & operational insights.

Sealed Air Corporation / CRYOVAC | 3:00 – 3:20p

Printing Innovations & Branding.  Help your Brand Stand out on the Shelf with Formed Profile Printing. 

Speaker: Deborah Sepulveda, Graphic Services Director, N.A. 

Formed profile printing – allows your brand to be seen by displaying your logo on the side of your product, making it visible regardless of how it’s merchandised.

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions | 3:00 – 3:20p

Technical benefits of whey treatment with Nanofiltration and Electrodialysis

Speaker: John Fenske, SUEZ Product Line Director

We’ll discuss when to select NF or ED technologies to meet your dairy ingredient needs & explore the CapEx & OpEx costs associated with each.

The Probst Group, LLC | 3:30 – 3:50p

Landspreading of Industrial Sludge: Fertilizer as the Path Forward

Speaker: Emily James, Compliance Specialist

Landspreading industrial sludge can apply nutrients to soil-much like fertilizer and also has the potential to offer numerous benefits to facilities.

Tetra Pak Inc. | 3:30 – 3:50p

Recent Developments in Cheese Making Technologies and Equipment

Speaker: Seth Teply, Services Director US & Canada


PS Seasoning & Spices/Pro Smoker/Vortron | 4:00 – 4:20p

Smoking and Flavor Innovation

Speaker: John Steger, Vice President and Mark Hanni, Sales/Consultant Master Meat Crafter  


Ametek MOCON | 4:00 – 4:20p

How to Utilize In-line Analysis and Process Control to Reduce Costs

Speaker: Steve Hill, Global Sales Manager

We will discuss the latest methods of real time testing of your process with NIR technology improving overall yield and efficiency.

Thursday, April 16

Showcase A

Showcase B

Dixon Sanitary | 12:30 – 12:50p

HSG Series Sanitary Sight Glass that is 3A approved for CIP

Speaker: Matthew Bender, Sales Engineer

Easy assembly and disassembly. Higher pressure range than other sight glasses Website:

Malisko Engineering, Inc | 12:30 – 12:50p

Industrial Control Infrastructure Monitoring and Asset Visibility

Speaker: TBA

The Digital Transformation is sweeping the dairy processing industry but who is monitoring the health of your critical control system infrastructure?

Suedpack Oak Creek Corporation | 1:00 – 1:20p

Sustainability in Cheese in Packaging

Speaker: Simon Hermans, Director Marketing & Sales NA

Suedpack offers a range of sustainable packaging solutions for the cheese industryincluding recyclable options market ready today!

Ingredion | 1:00 – 1:20p

Evaluation of New Starch Bases as Anticaking Agent in Shredded Cheeses

Speaker: Matt Yurgec

Aiming to bring new and innovative solutions to the market, Ingredion has evaluated a wide array of starches as anticaking agent in shredded cheese application; appearance, sensory attributes and impact on cheese functionality were among the key parameters evaluated to identify new solutions for this growing market.

Mead & Hunt, Inc. | 1:30 – 1:50p

Evaluating your Water and Wastewater System to Lower POTW Surcharges

Speaker: Troy Gallagher, Market Leader Water/Wastewater

We will discuss tools and methods to evaluate your water and wastewater systems to lower water usage and surcharges to the POTW. 

Tetra Pak Inc. | 1:30 – 1:50p

High Capacity Centrifugal Separation with Polynode Disc Technology

Speaker: Keith Ortman, Product Manager for Centrifugal Separators – Americas


Urschel Laboratories, Inc. | 2:00 – 2:20p

Introducing a New Concept in Shredding Cheese

Speaker: Mike Jacko, VP of New Product Development

MicroAdjustable SH-14 by Urschel: New 14 station head amplifies cheese shredding capabilities; higher capacities by replacing current standard head.

Krohne Inc. | 2:00 – 2:20p

Innovative Milk Receiving Measurement Solution

Speaker: Olivier Reglat, F&B industry Manager

Modern milk receiving bays can now benefit of new generation of Coriolis mass flow meters able to deal with entrained air, for truck unloading.

Merieux NutriSciences | 2:30 – 2:50p

EnviroMap, One of our Digital solutions for EMP Digitization

Speaker: Brittany DeMario

Elevate your EMP with EnviroMap. EnviroMap, a secure, cloud-based system allows you to automate your EMP & assist with your entire sample lifecycle.

Staubli Corporation | 2:30 – 2:50p

Stäubli HE Series Robots meet the Strict Hygenic Requirements

Speaker: TBA

Stäubli presents the HE series robots, designed to meet the strict hygienic design requirements of the food sector with optimal speed and efficiency.

optek-Danulat, Inc. | 3:00 – 3:20p

Process Control with Optek

Speaker: Jeff Lukas, Jeff Lukas


FT System | 3:00 – 3:20p

Non-Destructive Leakage Detection System on 100% of MAP Products

Speaker: Fabio Marezza, Business Development Manager

FT System presents its innovative spectroscopy-based leakage detection system developed for non-destructive inspection on 100% of MAP-packed products.

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