Kurt Schneider

Senior Advisor
Kurt Schneider

Kurt Schneider is passionate about safety - from the processing plant floor to the food that is produced in it - Kurt’s focus is on the safety of everyone along the way. That concern comes from more than thirty years of experience in the food industry, from research and development to start-up leadership. He began his career at General Mills as a chemical engineer, worked at several other billion-dollar companies including Amway and Herbalife, and started his own business helping companies in the food sector with development, manufacturing and quality. Kurt’s other passion, roller coasters, might seem at odds with his dedication to safety, but he says they are “perfectly safe.” He is a member in good standing of the American Coaster Enthusiasts and has been known to travel long distances for the opening of the newest, fastest, highest scream machine. Kurt lives in Minnesota with his wife Stefanie, his two wonderful stepchildren Maddie and Noah, and their dog Sasha and new puppy Murphy.

General Mills
General Mills, the founding member of Partners in Food Solutions, is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 150,000 people in 70 countries.
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders.
Bühler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular production technologies and services for producing foods and manufacturing advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a over 10,000 employees worldwide.
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, PA, is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks.
Ardent Mills
Ardent Mills is dedicated to helping our customers innovate and grow, with the industry’s broadest range of flours, mixes, blends and specialty products.
Inspired by more than 120 years of business success and five generations of family leadership, The J. M. Smucker Company makes food that people and pets love. The Company’s portfolio of 40+ brands, which are found in 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants, include iconic products consumers have always loved such as Folgers, Jif and Milk-Bone plus new favorites like Café Bustelo, Smucker’s Uncrustables and Rachael Ray Nutrish.