Jim Kline, President


As founder of The EnSol Group, Jim Kline is uniquely qualified to lead the company’s consortium of industry experts. With over 30 years of dedicated engineering and manufacturing experience including senior management positions at Bestfoods Baking Company and George Weston Bakeries, Jim has worked with bakeries and snack food plants to turn them around, build new plants and production lines, start up new operations, and manage their day-to-day business. He is a much sought-after speaker and has led seminars and facilitated educational programs on leadership and project management in numerous leading business and educational forums. Recognized as a trusted voice in the industry, he is a regular columnist for Baking & Snack Magazine, and was a contributing editor for the 4th edition of the baking industry’s principle text, Baking Science and Technology. Jim serves on the Board of Directors of BEMA, and is a 30-year member of the ASB. He was co-founder of BIF (the Baking Industry Forum), is a participant in the re-writing of the BISSC Standards, and is on the Education Advisory Committee of AIB. Jim has a BA in Applied Mathematics and Physics, a Certificate in International Management from Cambridge University, and an MBA in International Operations Management from Rutgers University.

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Jim Kline, President


As founder of The EnSol Group, Jim Kline is uniquely qualified to lead the company’s consortium of industry experts. With over 30 years of dedicated engineering and manufacturing experience including senior management positions at Bestfoods Baking Company and George Weston Bakeries, Jim has worked with bakeries and snack food plants to turn them around, build new plants and production lines, start up new operations, and manage their day-to-day business. He is a much sought-after speaker and has led seminars and facilitated educational programs on leadership and project management in numerous leading business and educational forums. Recognized as a trusted voice in the industry, he is a regular columnist for Baking & Snack Magazine, and was a contributing editor for the 4th edition of the baking industry’s principle text, Baking Science and Technology. Jim serves on the Board of Directors of BEMA, and is a 30-year member of the ASB. He was co-founder of BIF (the Baking Industry Forum), is a participant in the re-writing of the BISSC Standards, and is on the Education Advisory Committee of AIB. Jim has a BA in Applied Mathematics and Physics, a Certificate in International Management from Cambridge University, and an MBA in International Operations Management from Rutgers University.

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Industry Affiliations


Industry Affiliations

Monica Kline, Director of Business Operations and Education


As Director of Business Operations and Education, Monica Kline is committed to training today’s baking and snack industry professionals, as well as developing the next generation of leaders. A contributor to BEMA-U’s educational workshops and AIB’s educational programs, Monica has become increasingly aware that there is a need—and an opportunity—for more effective training methods throughout the industry. Her work focuses on developing best practices for employee training, and working with clients to both retain staff and prepare them for growth. Monica serves on the Board of Directors of ASB, and is a member of the ASB Young Professionals Committee and the Society of Bakery Women. Prior to joining EnSol, she lived in Gifu, Japan where she taught English to adults and students of all levels of education. Monica is a graduate of George Washington University, has studied at Kansai University in Japan, and has an MA in Japanese Literature from Columbia University and an MA in Education from Hunter College in New York City.

Monica Kline, Director of Business Operations and Education


As Director of Business Operations and Education, Monica Kline is committed to training today’s baking and snack industry professionals, as well as developing the next generation of leaders. A contributor to BEMA-U’s educational workshops and AIB’s educational programs, Monica has become increasingly aware that there is a need—and an opportunity—for more effective training methods throughout the industry. Her work focuses on developing best practices for employee training, and working with clients to both retain staff and prepare them for growth. Monica serves on the Board of Directors of ASB, and is a member of the ASB Young Professionals Committee and the Society of Bakery Women. Prior to joining EnSol, she lived in Gifu, Japan where she taught English to adults and students of all levels of education. Monica is a graduate of George Washington University, has studied at Kansai University in Japan, and has an MA in Japanese Literature from Columbia University and an MA in Education from Hunter College in New York City.


Industry Affiliations


Industry Affiliations