Vice President, Dairy Market, Solecta, Inc.
Derek Hibbard is the Vice President of the Dairy segment at Solecta where he focuses his time on helping clients solve important issues, providing the highest level of customer care and delivering solutions and technologies that offer superior value-in-use. Derek has spent more than 20 years in the Dairy industry in various leadership roles with both systems and membrane manufacturing organizations.
As with many processors, the desire to improve profitability is a key business driver. In order to optimize the performance of their membrane operation, client X used total value of operation (TVO) principles to evaluate how and where to focus resources. As a result of implementing TVO, client X was able to improve profitability by improving protein yield, lowering operating costs and reducing downtime. Going forward, the client is continuing to use TVO to evaluate projects in alignment with their key business drivers and to further support their continuous improvement objectives.