Webinar: Pet food project management insights for non-project managers

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Petfood Industry webinar logoWatch on-demand now to learn critical project management steps to follow to turn an idea into a reality.

Pet food product development, marketing and new product launches, new facilities construction, etc., all share a common aspect as projects that must be managed according to resources, time, and quality. This is a discipline that we manage in the pet food industry on a regular basis. Unlike aeronautics, and automobiles and other massive projects, we manage multiple projects in our space on a rapid and overlapping schedule. So, what we do in pet food differs from most other industries outside of human foods. This webinar forum will discuss best practices beneficial to the trade. Featured speakers will include Gail Kuhlman, Ph.D., Technical Fellow, Research & Development, Mars Pet Care; Jeremiah Carter, Project Manager, Corporate Project Services; and Anthony Schmid, CPS Engineer, Corporate Project Services.

Wenger and CPS webinar logoWHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Critical project management steps to follow to turn an idea into a reality.
  • How planning, budgeting, priority setting and executing can help you achieve your goals both personally and professionally.
  • Executing project management techniques in order to solve an opportunity.
  • Defining value and leadership qualities of a Project Manger.

This webinar is sponsored by by Wenger Manufacturing and Corporate Project Services, and presented by Petfood Industry and WATT Global Media.


Speaker Info:

Gail KuhlmanGail Kuhlman, Ph.D., Technical Fellow, Research & Development, Mars Pet Care

With over 30 years experience in the Pet food industry, Gail Kuhlman is currently a Technical Fellow in Research & Development at Mars Petcare NA. Gail received her B.S. degree in Animal Science from Cornell University, and a Ph.D.in Animal Nutrition and Immunobiology from Iowa State University. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Animal Nutrition and is a certified Professional Animal Scientist. Gail’s entire career has been dedicated to pets and the global Petcare industry holding positions at Ralston Purina, Royal Canin, The IAMS Company, Procter & Gamble and Mars Petcare. She has served both as an individual contributor and manager in the Research & Development function, concentrating on pet nutrition, product development, formulation, quality control, recipe simplification, pet feeding and performance, technical services, raw material qualification and supplier relationships.  Gail enjoys being active in the Industry and has previously held posts such as the Chair of the PFI Nutrition Task Force, Chair of the AFIA Pet Food Council,  an AAFCO Canine Nutrition Expert and currently serves on the  FITCO (Food Ingredients Company, LLC) Board of Directors for Mars.   Gail’s involvement and dedication to Pet Food has not gone unnoticed, as she has been recognized by the Industry being the 2020 AFIA Friend of Pet Food Inaugural Award winner and has received the Corbin Award in Companion Animal Biology in 2007.


Jeremiah CarterJeremiah Carter, Project Manager, Corporate Project Services

Jeremiah Carter is a project manager for CPS, a division of Wenger Manufacturing located in Kansas City, MO. Jeremiah brings 10 years of extrusion-based project management experience backed to Wenger’s 80 plus years of process system supply to the industry.




Anthony SchmidAnthony Schmid, CPS Engineer, Corporate Project Services.

Anthony Schmid, CPS Project Engineer, a division of Wenger Manufacturing located in Sabetha, KS. With a professional career spanning nearly two decades, Anthony has experience in areas such as small business management, technical support, automation & controls, electrical & equipment drafting, as well as project management.