Product Development that Integrates Marketing
Team and Project ManagementI have a vast amount of experience in the baking, milling and food industry. If I do not know the answer to a question, I know someone who will, working through a great network of industry friends, colleagues and associates. With technology advancing as fast as it is today, one person cannot know it all. I provide the best of both worlds, experience and a vast network.
My passion can be described as the “new and the old”. I get excited helping clients determine the value of their new technology and innovations. Where can the technology be applied? What segment of the food industry will get the most value? Is the value to the manufacturer, the customer, and/or the consumer? After 15 years as the VP of R&D for a large U.S. baking company, I can assist you and your company in putting together a plan on how to market your product to the baking industry. Identifying areas of concerns and hurdles you might experience before they happen – saving you time and money!
I also enjoy assisting clients in fixing age old problems – product quality and consistency, product improvement, flour quality issues, cost saving, ingredient changes, regulatory compliance. Over the past 30+ years I have made many of the mistakes (some more than once) that I can help you avoid. Learning from the mistakes of others is a tremendous advantage when working to shorten the time to market while increasing the return on investment.
I have been married to my husband, Phil for 34 years. We have two daughters, Leah and Katie. Leah is a 7th Grade math teacher and Katie is a Registered Dietitian working for Aramark in Human Relations. My 91-year-old Mother, Anna Schlagel, lives close by and enjoys my visits and assistance. Phil and I enjoy traveling, spending time with family, landscaping, gardening, reading and playing with our two Labs, King and Luna. I enjoy mentoring students graduating in Baking Science from KSU and am a founding member and past President of the Society of Bakery women.
I bring to you my ability to work and my integrity. If I cannot assist with or bring value to you and your project, I will be the first to tell you.