- Founder & Managing Director
- Coldpress Foods Limited
Andrew Gibb is the co-founder and Managing Director of Coldpress Foods Limited, manufacturers of Coldpress juices which are pasteurised without heat using High Pressure Processing (HPP). The juices retain the pure taste and nutrition of fresh fruit with an extended 6 month chilled shelf life.
Andrew was previously the founder of the Australian HPP juice and fruit business Preshafood Limited, manufacturers of Preshafruit voted Best New Juice and Best New Beverage concept at the 2009 Foodbev.com Beverage Innovation Awards. Preshafruit juices are stocked in over 4000 retail outlets in Australia including major supermarkets Coles and Woolworths and convenience stores such as 7 Eleven.View more
Ben Bouckley is editor of BeverageDaily.com and recently relocated to London from WRBM’s Montpellier office. He has seven years experience as a professional journalist in both print and online media, and prior to specializing in beverages wrote more generally about food manufacturing, processing and packaging.
- Global Product Account Manager Sensitive Products
- Group Manufacturing Director
- Refresco Gerber
Joined Refresco Gerber as Manufacturing Director Benelux in 2008. Refresco Gerber is the leading European bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and branded customers.
Since 2014 in the role Group Manufacturing Director with main focus on the Business units UK, Iberia and Italy.
Previously 10 years’ experience in the chocolate industry (Barry Callebaut) in several Quality and Operations positions.
Mark Astley is the editor of DairyReporter.com.
He has been working for William Reed Business Media for more than three years, during which time he has specialised in all things dairy, food production, food packaging and food safety
- Commercial Consulting Director
- Zenith International
Matt Wilton is a strategy consultant with extensive experience in the food and drinks sector. In addition to sitting on Zenith’s Board, Matt holds primary responsibility for all of Zenith’s commercial consulting activity. He has directed multi-country strategic projects for some of the world’s leading food and beverage companies. He has a strong focus on new market entry, business strategy and commercial due diligence.
His experience prior to joining Zenith in 2010 spans roles in both consultancy and industry. He worked for TNS and AC Nielsen where he was responsible for a number of large multi-national FMCG clients. He has also worked for Unilever and Colgate Palmolive, where he specialised in market insight, category management and customer marketing.View more
Matt holds a BA Hons in History from the University of Exeter.
Rachel Arthur is a reporter for BeverageDaily.com, working from the Montpellier office in France. She has five years of experience as a professional journalist in both print and online media. Since joining William Reed Business Media she has been covering the beverage industry, as well as food processing and packaging sectors.
- R&D Manager
- Meiji Co.
Richard Walton works as an R&D manager in the Research & Development Division of Meiji Co., Ltd. He has extensive experience in R&D and with patents related to dairy, functional foods and beverages, medical foods and pharmaceuticals. He is also responsible for international research collaborations and R&D related information technology.
During the course of his studies, he obtained a BA in Chemistry from Hendrix College (USA) in 1985 and subsequently a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Duke University (USA) in 1990.
- Product Support Aseptic Filling
- Chief Marketing Officer
- LiDestri Food and Beverage, Inc
Stefani LiDestri is the Chief Marketing Officer for LiDestri Food, Beverage and Spirits, Inc., a 40-year-old family owned company based in Fairport, NY with four manufacturing centers across the U.S. The company’s roots are in food and beverage, with a more recent entry into the spirits industry. The diversity at LiDestri offers opportunities for Stefani to innovate and communicate across multiple industries, channels and disciplines.
Stefani holds a BA in Marketing and Clinical Psychology from Alfred University and Master of Science degree from Nazareth College of Rochester.View more
Stefani is also a cause champion for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp which provides year round services to children, families and siblings that are coping with serious illness. She is the Co-Chair of one of the most successful fund raising events YOY for HWGC, the Annual Big Apple Bash in NYC.