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Advice & Cocktails: All About Co-Packing with Mark Haas, the Helmsman Group

  • KitchenTown SF @ The Archery 470 Alabama Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 (map)

Join operations guru Mark Haas of the Helmsman Group for a Q&A on anything and everything related to co-manufacturing. In this workshop, we’ll ditch the PowerPoint and pour a drink as Mark answers questions based on his extensive experience working with natural and organic food companies, as well as founding his own contract manufacturing plant. He’ll address how to know when you’re ready to take the leap into co-manufacturing, finding the right fit and other questions from participants.

About Mark Haas
Mark has been helping natural and organic companies grow for more than 20 years. With a background leading high-growth brands as well as founding his own contract manufacturing plant, Mark provides experienced insight and strategies to bring companies to their full potential. At the Helmsman Group, Mark and his team help accelerate high-potential food brands in several new categories, including bakery, snacks, cold-press beverages, gluten-free and free-from.

As an investor and advisor outside of the Helmsman Group, Mark supports organizations that empower the global organic and natural foods industry, including serving on the advisory boards of Aunt Fannie's, a safe-near-food cleaning and pesticide alternative, and 88 Acres, a free-form healthy snack startup. He is also committed to nurturing the next generation of food industry leaders through his work with Christie & Co's Gang of Good and the Education Research Institute, a nonprofit affiliate of the Northwest Food Processors Association.