Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo

April 23-26, 2017

Naples Grande
Naples Florida

Jim Tonjes

Jim Tonjes has been in the Consulting / Food Business for the past 38 years having received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Toledo. Jim is now retired but still consults around the world for a multitude of clients and research firms in the fields of Problem Solving, Project Scope Development, Budget Creation, Engineering Selection, Design Specifications and Program / Project Management. He retired from General Mills after 27 years with his latest position as Director of Global Engineering & Food Safety. Prior to that he was the Director of Engineering for 16 years with the Joint Venture CPW between General Mills and Nestle based in Switzerland. His territory of responsibility covered everything outside of the United States and Canada with responsibility for Acquisitions, Due Diligence, Engineering, Maintenance, Productivity and Food / Human Safety. CPW was designed as a lean company/ organization and has proven to be a tremendous learning experience of how to perform around the world with limited budgets and resources. Prior to the CPW position he held positions as the Director of Capital Projects for GMI, Program Manager for the design and construction of a new Snack facility for GMI in The Netherlands and various other engineering/projects functions. Most recently he consulted on the development through finished startup of a major Greenfield facility in the United States for a Canadian food producer.