Healthy innovations in snacks

Date: October 21, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM CDT (Central Daylight Time)

With more consumers choosing mindful snack options, the better-for-you snacking category is exploding. These new product innovations offer consumers healthy and nutritious snack alternatives with all the taste and convenience of traditional snacks.

Join Avena and our industry friends, Jon Baner, Senior Technical Manager of Extrusion with PacMoore Process Technologies, LLC. and David Walsh, Vice President, Membership and Communications with SNAC International, to explore how the healthy snack market is evolving, to understand the benefits of pulse ingredients in snack formulations, and to learn about processing pulse ingredients on traditional snack manufacturing equipment.

Please register in advance to access the live event as well as the recording. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Presenters and Guest Speakers:

David Walsh
VP, Membership & Communications
SNAC International

Snack Industry Trends and Growth Drivers

Website: SNAC International  |   LinkedIn: David Walsh

During his nine years at SNAC International, David Walsh has held a variety of roles, including membership, communications, marketing and government affairs. In his current role, David is tasked with managing member relations, new member recruitment, and SNAC’s overall communications and marketing efforts. He has been tapped to speak about issues, trends and category insights impacting the snack market at numerous educational conferences. David also serves as a mentor in Emerge, which is a learning and networking community for emerging brands, retailers, investors and industry experts. David is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he studied Economics and History. David lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife, Jennifer and son, Charlie.


About SNAC International:

Founded in 1937, SNAC International (formerly Snack Food Association) is the leading international trade association for the snack industry representing over 400 companies worldwide, including suppliers, marketers and manufacturers. Upon its three pillars of education, advocacy, and networking, SNAC is committed to connecting the snack industry to create growth and opportunity. For more information, visit www.snacintl.org.

Snac International
David Walsh, SNAC International

Jennifer Evancio
Director, Sales and Business Development
Avena Foods Ltd.

Pulses: An Important Component of Healthier, Sustainable Snack Innovation

Website: Avena Foods   |   LinkedIn: Jennifer Evancio

Jennifer Evancio is the Director of Sales and Business Development with Avena Foods Limited, based in Vancouver, Canada. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that she is at Avena Foods, given that sustainable, plant-based food ingredients are part of her DNA. Jennifer grew up in Saskatchewan, the Canadian heartland of pulse and oat production. Her family homesteaded here before Saskatchewan was officially declared a province in 1905.

After 16 years at Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership, mainly as Director of the Agri-Value international trade development team, Jennifer joined Best Cooking Pulses as Director of Sales & Marketing. Jennifer has been in her current role since Avena Foods and Best Cooking Pulses merged in 2018, sharing her passion for, and knowledge of, pulse and oat ingredients with innovative food, petfood & nutraceutical companies in North America and Europe.

Avena Foods Limited
Jennifer Evancio, Avena Foods Ltd.

Jonathan Baner, CFS
Senior Technical Manager – Extrusion  |  PacMoore Products, Inc.
PacMoore Innovation Lab

Snack Processing Technology Utilizing Pulses

Website: PacMoore Products, Inc.  |   LinkedIn: Jonathan Baner

Jonathan M. Baner is Senior Technical Manager of Extrusion with PacMoore Process Technologies, LLC. Jonathan holds a BS in Food Science & Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois and is a Certified Food Scientist. As site leader for PacMoore Innovation Lab in Gridley, Illinois, Jonathan is responsible for extrusion process and product development in cereal- and protein-based direct expanded, texturized, and high-density extruded product categories.  Prior to joining PacMoore in 2014, Jonathan held previous roles in the food industry with responsibility for quality, regulatory, and innovation.

About PacMoore Products, Inc:

PacMoore is a contract food manufacturing company, focused on creating the finest food ingredients in the world with over three decades of industry experience around the development, processing and packaging in spray drying, extrusion, dry blending, liquid blending, re-packing and consumer packaging.

PacMoore Contract Manufacturing Solutions
Jonathan Baner, PacMoore Products, Inc.


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@AvenaFoods next webinar 'Healthy Innovations in Snacks', features industry friends Jonathan Baner, Senior Technical Manager - Extrusion, @PacMoore and David Walsh, VP Membership and Communications, @SNACintl as well as our own Jennifer Evancio.

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