David Henkes
Vice President, Technomic Inc.

In his role at Technomic, Inc., Dave is responsible for directing strategic consulting and research assignments for supplier, operator and trade association clients active in the food and beverage industries. His specific responsibilities include client development, industry and competitive research, project oversight, study design, analysis of research findings and client reporting. He is also the Executive Director of Technomic’s Adult Beverage Insights Group and oversees the firm’s On-Premise Beverage Alcohol Practice.

Since joining the firm in 1996, Dave has managed a wide variety of proprietary and multiclient engagements, both domestic and international. His range of experience is wide and includes market and strategic planning, customer satisfaction benchmarking, opportunity analyses, acquisition due diligence evaluations, new product evaluation and concept testing, usage/attitude analyses, and distribution systems analyses. He has also moderated numerous professional and consumer focus groups on food and related topics.

Before joining Technomic, Dave gained international food experience working with Nestle Germany in Frankfurt, Germany. With his international experience, Prior to his food industry work he also worked as a federal investigator in Washington, DC.

Dave is a well-known commentator on the food and beverage industry and has appeared on Fox Business, MSNBC, CBS, NPR, and First Business, among others. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from The American University in Washington, DC, and a Masters of Business Administration degree in Marketing and International Business from the University of Illinois/Chicago.

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