2023 Annual Business Forum - Meeting Program - The Association for Dressings & Sauces

2023 Annual Business Forum – Meeting Program

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Sunday, October 8

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception & Awards Dinner
Winners of the 2023 awards, Dressing, Sauce, and Supplier Partner of the Year will be announced during the Awards Dinner. Cheer on your colleagues at this special event to honor and recognize our 2023 award entrants and recipients.

2022 Award Winners: 

  • Dressing of the Year: Sauer Brands, Inc. – Duke’s Spicy Coleslaw Dressing
  • Sauce of the Year: Litehouse, Inc. – Sky Valley Organic Thai Peanut Sauce
  • Package of the Year: The Morning Star Company – Amcor McCoy Dunnage Free Bulk Liners
  • Supplier Partner of the Year (Packaging): Ring Container Technologies
  • Supplier Partner of the Year (Equipment & Service): Tetra-Pak
  • Supplier Partner of the Year (Ingredients): Wisconsin Spice Company


Monday, October 9

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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State of the Association
Ryan Brooks,
Brooks’ Bottling Co. | ADS Chair of the Board


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Energizing your Future: Lead, Adapt and Grow During Transformational Change
Brett Culp, Brett Culp Films


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Now What? Yet Another Economic Transition?
Dr. Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence


Tuesday, October 10

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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Staying Power:  Why Employees Leave & How to Keep Them Longer
Courtney Ramsey, Magnet Culture



Emerging Innovation & Consumer Trends Post Inflation
Ben Woodbridge, Litehouse, Inc.


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Commodity Outlook: Food Versus Fuel
Dave Reeble, Moving Parts, LLC