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Loring Smart Roast set out to create a more efficient coffee roaster that produced great tasting coffee, and the result was Loring’s patented Flavor-Lock Roast Process™ Technology. Loring builds roasters for roastmasters who want to produce the best tasting coffee from every bean time and time again. Loring’s happy and award-winning roastmasters around the world are the true measure of our success.
Mark Loring Ludwig - Founder
Mark Ludwig drew upon more than 30 years experience making complicated food processing equipment and his personal frustration with early versions of air roasters to design and develop a coffee roaster that would overcome the frustrations of wasting massive amounts of energy to eliminate smoke. He wanted to build a coffee roaster that was clean, green, and had the kind of controls that advanced food processing equipment must have to enable consistent high-quality production. His invention demonstrates his concern for sustainability and his commitment to producing great coffee for people around the world.
Bob Austin - President & CEO
With 40+ years of engineering, manufacturing, and marketing experience in industrial instrumentation and control products - Bob has recently joined Loring to consolidate the organization, and bring the new leadership that will continue to grow the company, and provide the quality products Loring has provided over the past 10 years. Bob's experience with companies such as Hewlett Packard, Anritsu, and Dover Industries, plus his engineering education at Seattle University and Stanford University bring just the right balance of technical and business expertise to the company to build on the success that Mark, Ron, and Scott have accomplished.
Scott Robinson - VP, Manufacturing & Customer Service
Scott has more than 30 years experience building some of the finest pieces of equipment in the world for food processing and transportation. Under his leadership, Loring has been able to consistently improve its quality and reduce its costs, enabling the company to deliver high performance products at attractive prices to a global market.