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Your reliable connection for Confectionery,

Bakery, & Snack Equipment


About  Bainbridge

Bainbridge Associates was created in January 1996 to provide a unique capability for the North American confectionery, bakery, and snack markets....a domestic sales and service resource for many of the world's leading manufacturers of process equipment used to produce a variety of end-products to these industries. These capabilities range from ingredient preparation, cooking, forming, product enhancing, packaging, as well as many other ancillary process and production requirements.   With extensive experience in providing process and production solutions to the confectionery, bakery, and snack industries, the company maintains a very active...high profile role in many industry associations including NCA, RCI, PMCA, AACT and PMMI.  The company also participates in all major trade shows, technical conferences, and conventions relating to the markets served.

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Meet The Team

Ross Bainbridge
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Ross Bainbridge retired in 2021, he began his confectionery and snack industry experience in the late 1960's, relating to connections with APV Baker (i.e. Werner Lehara / Baker Perkins). He was responsible for confectionery equipment sales from the early 1970's through the mid 1990's. Ross has served on many National Confectioners Association committees, such as the All Candy Expo, Associate Advisory Board, and as the supplier representative on the NCA Board of Directors.

Bryan Bainbridge
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Bryan Bainbridge taking over as principal partner in 2021, began his experience with the company in June of 1997, working in customer support, sales, and project management. He has served on the Candy Industry Kettle Committee.

Erv Klein
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Erv Klein began his career with APV Baker (Werner Lehara/Baker Perkins) in the late 1970's. Working there as a field service technician and in confectionery sales through 2001. Erv then formed E. Klein Associates representing Imperial Design Technologies until joining Bainbridge Associates in 2013.

Adam Stearns
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Adam Stearns has been actively selling processing and packaging equipment to the confectionery, food, and pharmaceutical industries since 2007. He started his career at EquipNet in equipment sales and later managed Driam USA which represents the companies Driam Anlagenbau GmbH and Maschinpex Maschinenbau GmbH in the Americas. Adam joined Bainbridge Associates in January 2019.

Ayva Kooistra
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Ayva Kooistra is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, earning a degree in Marketing with a concentration in Digital Marketing Strategies. Passionate about leveraging innovative marketing techniques to drive business growth, Ayva joined Bainbridge Associates in July 2024 as a Sales and Marketing Coordinator. Ayva is dedicated to making impactful contributions utilizing her skills in marketing to achieve measurable results and drive business success.


Equipment  Manufacturers

Representatives for the following Equipment Manufacturers:



T-Gel Starch & Starchless Moulding Systems

   OTC Candy Equipment for Active and Functional Confections

Cooking & Processing Systems for a variety of Confections 


 Flat & Hollow Wafer Production Systems

Batter & Cream Systems

Extrusion Systems for sweet and savory snacks


Imperial Design Technologies

  Chocolate Chain-Moulding Plants / Depositors / Chocolate Enrobers & Cooling Tunnels / Extruders


Trikno AG

  Stand Alone Depositors, Modular Loose Mould Chocolate Moulding Plants

Cavanna Packaging Group

Integrated solutions for flow-wrapping and cartoning systems including automatic distribution, buffering, and portioning of products.



Get In Touch

tel. 616.583.1458  

Bryan Bainbridge: 

Erv Klein:

Adam Stearns:

Ayva Kooistra:

Your  reliable  connection  for  Confectionery,  Bakery,  &  Snack  Equipment

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