Duane Banderob

March 24, 2016
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2016 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar

Pre-conference: Business Strategies

Presentation: Managing the Dairy Protein Markets: Forces to Watch in the Coming Years

Speaker: ‎Duane Banderob, Chief Operating Officer, Dairy.com and leader, consulting and market intelligence services, Blimling and Associates

Duane Banderob serves as Chief Operating Officer at Dairy.com. He brings an extensive food industry background to the team, championing day-to-day customer-facing business activities and execution of the Dairy.com strategic plan. Duane also leads the consulting and market intelligence platform offered through Blimling and Associates. Focused on dairy and the dairy supply chain, engagements range from dairy plant feasibility studies to strategic planning development for individuals and regions. Additionally, since 2008, Blimling has been providing market information and insights to both manufacturers and users of high-protein dairy ingredients.

A speaker at various conferences and seminars, Duane has been on both the buy and sell sides of the market with an employment history that includes roles at Leprino Foods, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Hilmar Cheese Company and ConAgra Foods. He is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, and he holds an MSc from Michigan State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics.

Title and Description of 2016 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar:

Managing the Dairy Protein Markets: Forces to Watch in the Coming Years

Dairy proteins continue to grow in both popularity and use due to unique and now preferred nutritional and performance attributes. However, compared to more common plant proteins, operating in the day-to-day dairy markets introduces unique challenges on its own. Factors such as the sheer physical process to extract whey protein from milk (and what to do with the casein) and the investments required to do so complicate the supply-chain. Then there are geo-political influences (Russia, China, the EU) that matter, not to mention the weather in New Zealand that all combine to create a dairy market with plenty of ups and downs. Join us for this dive deep as the market challenges of milk and whey protein are explored, including a look at the key forces that influence price, what’s ahead for the category.