James Hastings

James N. Hastings

Director Fresh Food Manufacturing at Giant Eagle , Inc.

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Location:
101 Kappa Dr., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
HQ Phone:
(412) 963-6200

General Information

Experience

Vice President Research and Development  - H.J. Heinz Company

General Manager and Vice President Operations and Quality Assurance  - CTI Foods, LLC

Operations  - Mrs Peters

Education

B.S. degrees  - Animal Science and Food Science , The Pennsylvania State University

Affiliations

Operations, Development and Technical Support Positions  - Hunt-Wesson , Inc.

Recent News  

James N. Hastings Jr., Vice President of Project Management and Client ServicesJames N. Hastings Jr., Vice President of Project Management and Client Services Mr. Hastings has more than 20 years of food industry project and process management experience, focusing primarily in areas of new product development, operations, initiative execution, scale up, quality assurance/food safety, and continuous improvement.His most recent position prior to joining HyperActive Technologies was Vice President of Innovation and Quality Systems for the North American division of the H.J. Heinz Company.Mr. Hastings has also held operations, development, and technical support positions with Beatrice, Swiss Miss, and Hunt Wesson Foods.He holds B.S. degrees in both Animal Science and Food Science from The Pennsylvania State University.

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Packaging was one of the elements addressed by James Hastings, vice president of R&D with H.J. Heinz North America (Pittsburgh), during "Maximizing New Products Success."According to Hastings, consumers dictate Heinz's efforts-innovation, product/package redesigns, value engineering and quality improvements/technical support.Hastings cited EZ Marinader, which entered a $150 million and growing market.

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Speaker: James Hastings, VP R&D, Heinz

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