2017 Speakers


Dorothy Cudia

Vice President

Middleby Automation Solutions

Dorothy Cudia is Vice President of Automation at the Middleby Corporation.  She is responsible for building out a vertical around robotics in Food service.  Middleby is a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry and is bullish on automating repetitive tasks associated with the preparation and cooking of food.  Cudia has extensive experience in the food business including leadership roles at Nabisco Brands, the McDonald’s Corporation and Darden Restaurants.  She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and was recently named on a patent for an Automated Burger Cooking Machine.


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