David Minx


Partner/Managing Director Ingredients & Commodities


Seismic Group/Supply Tigers

Presentation Description:

How pet food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers can capture cost savings — Minx addresses this question: How can pet food and ingredient manufacturers find cost savings in the current inflationary market? The pet food industry, alongside human food, has not seen such price inflation in decades. Companies have been forced to make contingency supply plans in emergency situations, often placing availability over price considerations. Minx explains where costs can still be captured.


David Minx is a strategic and driven performer with experience finding creative solutions in managing risks associated with volatile commodity markets. He understands successful business practices when considering several types of ownership structures and has delivered results on a variety of goals. During his 29-year career in food manufacturing, Minx has held roles in operations, process improvement and procurement. His 20+ years of procurement and strategic sourcing experience is spread across multiple categories including protein, ingredients, packaging, indirect spending, plant services, chemicals and MRO. Minx has provided consulting services for food industry manufacturing, procurement and supply chain during the last few years and previously served as vice president of protein procurement and risk management for Tyson Foods. He has a bachelor’s degree in animal science, food industry, from Oklahoma State University.