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Matthew R. Ott

For Immediate Release

July 10, 2024


FPSA hires Allison Wachter as Vice President of Engagement and Business Development


McLean, VA—The Food Production Solutions Association (FPSA) announced today that it has hired Allison Wachter as its new Vice President of Engagement and Business Development. Wachter will work alongside President and CEO Matthew R. Ott as FPSA embarks on a transformative journey to further enhance the member value proposition and its footprint as a leader in the food industry. In overseeing all membership, event, and volunteer initiatives, Wachter will play a critical role in developing new service offerings and resources for FPSA members.


Wachter comes to FPSA with over 20 years of experience in the association industry. Throughout her career, she has led teams and developed strategies that have improved member engagement and increased organizational revenue. “I am excited to work with the staff and the Board of Directors on improving our existing member benefits and developing new programs, services, and events that help ensure continued success for FPSA and our member companies,” states Wachter.


“As we continue to evolve with a new name, brand, and vision, Allison is arriving at an exciting time in the organization’s history,” said Matthew R. Ott, President & CEO of FPSA. “We look forward to tapping into her many years of non-profit experience as we continue to improve engagement and collaboration amongst companies from across the food industry.”


For more information on the Food Production Solutions Association, visit, contact Matthew R. Ott (, or call 703-663-1200.





FPSA is a trade association serving all participating companies in the global food and beverage industry's value chain. The Association’s programs and services assist its members in addressing critical issues in the industry and improving their business practices. Programs and services to achieve these objectives include conferences, education, research, market intelligence, training and development, and being the voice of its members in the public arena on issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade.