Lucia Falek, VP of Development and Quality Systems at Butterball Farms was a recent guest on Women and Manufacturing (WAM) podcast. This episode was hosted by Lydia Di Liello, the CEO and founder of Capital Pricing Consultants. Falek and Di Liello discussed innovation in the Food & Beverage manufacturing sector. Listen here for the full interview.
After 38 years Falek is an authority on working in the food manufacturing industry. Upon graduating with a food science degree, Falek began a journey of flavor creation and building a quality mindset, which has culminated in her current role in the R&D department at Butterball Farms. Di Liello and Falek discussed the importance of designing for manufacturability from the get-go, and an example of what can go wrong if quality control is done too late in the process. Falek also shared some of the exciting products that she is working on at the moment and the unique role that she believes women play in the manufacturing sector.
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