The Austin Company Participates in IBIE 2022


The International Baking Industry Exposition is the largest trade event for the grain-based foods industry in the Western Hemisphere. Held September 17-21, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, this unique event features the latest innovations, new ingredient formulations, and insights.

Austin’s site location and design-build experts versed in baking and snack production will be on hand to answer your bakery design questions. Whether you are looking to build new, update, or expand, Austin is your source for smart bakery design. Let’s start a conversation; stop by booth #1310.

Don’t Miss Education!

Dave Watson, Baking and Snack Subject Matter Expert

Designed for Success – Making the Right Choices for Your Bakery

Saturday, September 17, 2022, 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Encore Presentation Sunday, September 18, 2022, 11 am – 12 pm

Dave Watson has nearly 40 years of experience in the food industry. He serves as one of Austin’s Baking & Snack Subject Matter Experts and Project Manager. His expertise spans a comprehensive range of food plant engineering aspects, including robotics and packaging automation. Dave gained much of his experience during his tenure at Pepperidge Farms/Campbell’s. He began as a project engineer and then managed the design and construction of Pepperidge Farm’s flagship plant in Denver, PA.

Dave earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University (1981) and his M.B.A. from Saint Joseph’s University (1996). He has served on the American Society of Baking (ASB) Executive Committee, Bakery Equipment Manufacturers Association (BEMA) Baking Industry Forum Committee, the American Baker’s Association (ABA), and the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019 Committees.

His education session includes real-world scenarios that set the stage for an open discussion about renovating, expanding, or building a new facility. Both large and small bakery designs will be covered, including:

Sanitary Design

Air Flow

People Flow

Material/Ingredient Flow

Project Cost



Working Within Occupied Spaces

Green Field vs Brownfield Common Pitfalls

Planning to attend? Use code EXH1310 for 20% off!

Looking for an expert?

To connect with one of our knowledgeable team members for a media opportunity, please contact Matt Shank via phone or email. We look forward to sharing our expertise!

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