"The hotel layout provided excellent space for having short one on one meetings with customers. We were able to sit down at a table in an area that wasn't far away from the ballroom where the seminars were being held."
"All of the speakers and topics were great! It was very enlightening to hear the opinions and forecasts from some pretty smart folks outside of my company and normal contacts."
"The Union Station reception was amazing."
"The shuttles were great coming out of the reception on Sunday night. I had a group of 28 that needed to get to the power and light district, and they got a shuttle for us immediately."
"Good speaker selection, like the panel discussions, Sunday reception was nice. Great to have more room at this venue vs. previous years."
John Aguiar Roger Baker Matt Beeson Ankush Bhandari Richard Broad Don Close Scott Colbert Steve Freed Tyson Giles David Green Brian Harris Kellee James William E. Krueger Drew Lerner Mary Keough Ledman Brant Matthews Christine McCracken Paul Meyers Chris Morley Steve Nugent Mike O'Dea Jim Ritchie Craig Ruffolo Josh Sosland Carl Schwinke Tim Statts Hugo van der Goes
Vice-President of Procurement
Bimbo Bakeries USA
Mr. Wands is vice-president of procurement at Bimbo Bakeries USA. In this role he oversees and coordinates purchasing for all ingredients, both commodity and non-commodity based, packaging, energy and indirect. Earlier, he held various roles with Sara Lee, Horizon/Cargill, Farmland Grain, ADM Milling and Bartlett & Co. He also has served on the boards of the Kansas City Board of Trade, the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, the Wheat Quality Council and has headed a committee of the American Bakers Association. He is a graduate of Kansas State University with bachelor’s degrees in flour milling science and in business marketing.