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 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.