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FPSA Members benefit from exclusive webinars from thought leaders in the industry.

These webinars focus on industry issues such as staffing and retention, industry trends, and upcoming events to prepare you and your company for maximum success in a fast changing food industry. These educational sessions are provided free to members. You can view past webinars in the members only section of the website.

Upcoming Webinar

Industrial Cybersecurity: How to Get Started and Why it Matters to Food & Beverage Producers

Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Food and beverage production is a rapidly changing industry, incorporating increased automation, centralized Manufacturing Intelligence (MI), and interdependent supply chains. This and the complexities of these networked systems serves to amplify cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities, creating risks to production and food safety. Executive leadership is gaining awareness of these emerging and often underrecognized cyber-attack vectors since they represent potential financial losses, liability issues, or theft of corporate IP. This webinar provides an introduction in assessing your industrial network and the maturity of your cybersecurity efforts.


Matthew Hartman, PE
Senior Automation Sales
Blentech Corporation

Matthew Hartman is a Senior Automation Sales Engineer at Blentech Corporation in Santa Rosa, California. He graduated in 1989 with his BSEE, Professional Engineer 2001 and MBA 2003.



Tony Kuznia
Information Systems Manager
Cybertrol Engineering

Tony Kuznia is the Lead Engineer for the Information Systems group at Cybertrol Engineering where he has worked since 2009. Tony leads software development and IT projects providing plant-wide manufacturing execution systems, information systems, industrial IT systems, and business intelligence for Fortune 500 companies. Tony has presented at multiple trade shows on leading topics in Industrial IT and MES software solutions. Tony holds an Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Jason Lachowsky
Industrial IT Engineer
Cybertrol Engineering

Jason Lachowsky is an Industrial IT Engineer at Cybertrol Engineering. He specializes in network hardening and cybersecurity assessments. Prior to shifting his professional focus to the industrial space, he held IT leadership positions in higher education and government. He received an M.S. in the Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota, with a capstone project on ICS security. His undergraduate and associate degrees include a B.A.S. in Information Assurance, a B.A. in English, an A.A.S. in Network Technology and Security, and an A.S. in Contemporary Business. Jason holds a variety of security-focused certifications and has reached the podium in cybersecurity competitions.


Past Webinars

  • Opportunities Surrounding IIoT For Food Manufacturers
  • Evolution and Improvement in Spacer Technology for Freezing and Storing Palletized Products
  • How to Unlock the Potential of the 4-Generation Workplace
  • Does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Affect Your Company?
  • How to Attract and Retain Millennial Workers
  • FPSA Model Sales Contract Resource Guide General Data Protection Regulations – EU GDPR Compliance
  • Women's Council – Hiring Rock Stars and Avoiding Zombies – How to Improve Your Company's Interview and Hiring Processes
  • Women's Council 101
  • Palletized Product Freezing: How to Save Your Warehouse Money, Time and Energy
  • Value Streams from FOG in Industrial Wastewater (Fats, Oils & Greases)
  • Strategic Customer Relationships
  • Groundbreaking Developments in Liquid Filtration
  • It's A Man's World: And Other Misconceptions Women Battle
  • IOT Applications Leading the Future of Wastewater Treatment Solutions
  • Global Trends & Forecast – Prepared Foods Market
  • Combustible Dust Housekeeping
  • FSMA’s Seven Horseman – An Update on Final Regulations
  • Making Diversity Work for You
  • FPSA Dairy Council Webinar – Where Hygienic Design and Food Safety Law Collide
  • The Ultimate Guide to Digital Marketing for Food Processing Suppliers
  • Personalization in Today's Beverage Industry and Its Impact on Processing Equipment
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Sanitary Standards in Bakery Equipment
  • Food Plant Automation – Robotics and the Future
  • Considerations For Energy / Efficiency Evaluation
  • Waste Streams and Treatment in the Plant
  • Driving ROI With AGV Systems
  • Opportunities Surrounding IIoT For Food Manufacturers