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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, managing partner, 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 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.


Equipment  Manufacturers

Representatives for the following Equipment Manufacturers:


  Sugar Wafer Production Systems, Flat & Hollow Wafers, Complete Batter & Cream Systems, Extrusion Systems for sweet and savoury snacks


Imperial Design Technologies

  Chocolate Chain-Molding Plants / Depositors / Enrobers / Cooling Tunnels / Extruders



  Stand Alone Depositors, Loose Mould / Modular / Chocolate Moulding Plants


TANIS Confectionery

  Gums & Jelly Starch Moulding Lines / Cooking Systems / Processing Systems for all types of Masses, Curing Rooms and Track Systems, Depositors, Hard Candy Depositing Lines, Cereal & Bar Forming Lines

Cavanna Packaging Group

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



Turnkey Systems and Unit Machines for the production of active and functional confections.


Get In Touch

tel. 616.583.1458  

Ross Bainbridge:

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Erv Klein:

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Your  reliable  connection  for  Confectionery,  Bakery,  &  Snack  Equipment