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About the Council

The West Michigan Food Processors Council (FPC) is a 13-county, regional initiative that utilizes a collaborative environment to promote, facilitate, enable, and advocate for advancing a "Best In Class" food processing sector. The Council seeks to be the regional forum for advancing processors success in West Michigan.

The council was created in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, The Right Place, Inc., and the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center - West (MMTC-West).

The FPC is comprised of 15-25 progressive West Michigan food processors. Ideal company representatives are generalists and a strategic member of management able to speak on behalf of their company. The council is facilitated and managed by The Right Place, Inc. and MMTC-West.

Bring West Michigan's leading food processors together.

As this is an initiative of MMTC-West and The Right Place, Inc., please contact any of the following individuals for more information and download our brochure:

Mark Tanis
Plant Manager, Coca-Cola
Chair, Food Processors Council
616-913-4240 office

Jim Vinoski
Plant Manager, Meijer Purple Creamery
Vice Chair, Food Processors Council
616-494-1916 office

René Booker
Food Processor Council Administrator
The Right Place, Inc. / MMTC-West

Rick Chapla
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
The Right Place, Inc.
616-771-0328 office
616-443-6053 cell

Justine Burdette
Vice President, Technical Services
MMTC-West Regional Director
616-771-0304 office
810-287-5746 cell