Presentation: Processing Technology and its Central Role in Clean Label Products (2-person panel)
Speaker: Jeffrey Andrews, Senior Director, Contract Manufacturing, HP Hood
Jeffrey P. Andrews brings more than 20 years of experience in engineering and business development to HP Hood LLC in Lynnfield, MA. Since joining the company in 2014 as the Senior Director of Contracting Manufacturing, Andrews has focused on improving operational efficiency, and partnering with existing and new customers to grow Hood’s contract manufacturing business.
Prior to joining HP Hood, Andrews worked as Vice President of Operations for KanPak where he focused on aseptic processing and packaging of beverages. Previously, Andrews was Senior Vice President at Advanced Electron Beams and a Partner at Atlas Venture. He began his career as an engineer and program manager at Intel Corporation and Becton Dickinson.
Andrews received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. He received a Master’s of Science in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a Masters of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University. He holds six U.S. patents and serves on the board of directors for two companies and one community nonprofit.
2015 Clean Label Conference Presentation:
Title: Processing Technology and its Central Role in Clean Label Products
It may seem counterintuitive for technology to play a role in clean label products but, in fact, it plays a central role. Producing consistent, good tasting products with the necessary shelf life, manufacturability and cost to succeed in the market is a major challenge. This challenge is magnified by the requirement to do it with all natural ingredients. Technology advancements in chemical free processing, formulation and in advanced packaging are core to meeting this challenge.