ASK A FaBRICATOR

 


PILOTING OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2020. FULL LAUNCH JANUARY 2021.


Are you trying to achieve a company goal? Address a challenge or opportunity? Ask our FaBricators. FaB-confirmed and onboarded to offer insights.

Our member companies are encouraged to tap our FaBricators – those with industry experience and a desire to share their experience with fellow members in need.

If you find yourself in a quandary, need assistance in obtaining your goals, are looking for a best practice, or need an insight or resource reference, ask our member FaBricators – industry and operations professionals, craftspeople, and tradespeople that FaB has confirmed and onboarded to help.

 

ASK OUR FABRICATORS

Have a question for our FaBricators? 

  1. Simply complete our Ask a FaBricator form, indicating which categories of experienced FaBricators you feel could be of most assistance. We do not field inquiries to individual FaBricators.
  1. Agree to and sign our Code of FaBrication within the Ask a FaBricator Form – a sign of mutual respect.

  2. Within three business days, FaB will connect you to FaBricators that are available to learn more from you to FaBricate connections to their experience or network of resources. If a FaBricator is not available, a member of the FaB team will follow up with you directly.
Complete the Ask a FaBricator Form

 

SELECT FROM THESE CATEGORIES OF FaBRICATORS

Accounting & Finance 
Cost accounting, marketing finance accounting, corporate finance accounting, cash & credit management, financing/debt management, financing/equity management

Buildings & Facilities

Business Planning
Strategy development, 2-5 year strategic plan development, annual business plan development, business metrics/KPI, business continuity planning

Business Systems, Information Systems & Technologies
Network development & management, technologies/business systems development & management, office/operations technology development & management

Distribution & Retail

Entrepreneurship

Exporting, Importing & International
Customs & freight forwarding management, international shipping management, international distributors management, international customer relationship management, international marketing management

Food or Beverage Production

Food & Employee Safety
Quality management, ingredient/packaging/finished product specifications, incoming ingredients/work-in-process/finished goods audits, product recall, process documentation (GMP, SOP, SCM, HACCP, SPC, SQF, FSMA, GFSI), OSHA

Human Resources
Compensation & benefits, FML/UE/worker’s comp, talent recruitment & attraction, talent  engagement & retention, training, safety, payroll & benefits

Legal & Insurance
Liability, IP/copyrights, contracts, corporate structure, mergers & acquisitions, risk management, employment law

Marketing
Brand management/positioning, communications, product line/margin management, advertising/social media & consumer promotion management, marketing research

Mergers & Acquisitions
Due diligence, deal terms & condition, integration

Operations Management
Manufacturing production & management, continuous improvement, facilities management, equipment management (inventory, preventive/predictive maintenance, equipment history), engineering process & packaging development, project & construction management

Regulatory, Licensing & Labeling
USDA/FDA, local/regional, labeling/nutritionals/claims, licensing & permits, food safety, certifications (gluten free, organic, allergens, kosher/halal/etc.)

Research & Development
R&D, innovation, new products, continuous improvement, innovation/new product development planning & management, product development, packaging development, product & packaging testing

Sales
Customer relationship management, trade management, sales forecasting, broker management, distribution management (wholesaler, DSD, grocery retail, specialty retail, C-store, drug, limited assortment, club/mass, ecommerce/interest)
 
Supply Chain, Logistics & Transportation
Procurement management, supplier onboarding & certification, MRP/ERP management, sales & operations capacity planning & management, transportation/shipping, warehouse management

 

 

MEET OUR EXPERIENCED FaBRICATORS

   

MIKE SCHLAGENHAUFER
Acuity Insurance

MARK STENCEL
Bassett Mechanical
BRANDON MILLER
C.O.nxt
     
CARI DUFNER
Cargill
JAMIE VALENTI-JORDAN
Catapult Commercialization Services

SAM PATTERSON
Chr. Hansen

   

DAN KIPP
Create-A-Pack Foods

SCOTT HALVERSON
Denali Ingredients

JIM WINISTORFER
Doig Corp.

   
ANDREA HENDRICKSON
Eurofins
LUKE MUSCHINSKE
Eurofins
PETER BALISTRIERI
HGA

   
JARED DeNOBLE
Johnsonville
JACQUE OLDENBURG
Leach Farms

CAITIE BOWERS
Maglio Companies

     

ANDREW WINGERS
Maglio Companies

PAUL BENSON
Michael Best & Friedrich
DAVID CRASS
Michael Best & Friedrich
     
DENISE GREATHOUSE
Michael Best & Friedrich
CHUCK PALMER
Michael Best & Friedrich
LEAH ZIEMBA
Michael Best & Friedrich

     

MATT STARR
Rally Energy

KATIE MLEZIVA
Real Food Brands

MICHAEL GRAFT
RSM US LLP

     
KWADWO OWUSU-OFORI
Satori Food Project

MANDY REDEKER
Schreiber Foods

JOE WOOD
Sendik's Food Markets
   
SHAYNIRA GONZALEZ
Stella & Chewy's

CHRIS FEUILLE
Tribe 9 Foods

MATTHEW NITZ
Tribe 9 Foods

 
 

THANKS TO OUR PREMIUM MEMBERS