Michael Gleason & Dan Kurzrock

Abstract: 

A look into the benefits of including more grain diversity in one’s diet (including sprouted and ancient grains) as well as efforts to make grains healthier and more sustainable through “Up-cycling”. Join Michael Gleason from Puratos and Daniel Kurzrock from ReGrain to see how their companies are making grains good for you and good for the planet.

Michael Gleason currently leads the Bakery Ingredients category for Puratos USA. He is responsible for product strategy as well as the commercializing and launching of new Sourdough, Enzyme, and Grain technologies in the bakery market. He joined Puratos in 2014 and his passion for baking lead him to the role of Product Manager for the Bakery Ingredients. Michael earned his B.S. in Food Science from Pennsylvania State University and his M.S. in Food Science from Drexel University.

Dan Kurzrock is the founder and CEO of ReGrained, the leading food upcycling platform. ReGrained specializes in creating novel ingredients and innovative products from previously overlooked and undervalued supply chains leveraging patented technology, starting with brewers "spent" grain. Dan is also a founding officer of the Upcycled Food Association and Upcycled Food Foundation, and can often be seen pioneering the movement on the frontlines. He earned his bachelors from UCLA, where underage brewing started it all, as well as an MBA in sustainable business from Presidio Graduate School.