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Expert in Corn Syrup, Snack Foods

Expert ID: 715775 Missouri, USA

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CORN SYRUP. Expert has expertise in the area of corn syrup development and manufacture. He has knowledge of techniques to optimize converter operations, enzyme usage, pressure and vacuum filtration, and carbon de-colorization (including pilot plant design and commercialization of pulse bed granular carbon systems). He developed an on-line application of a process polarimeter to provide readings during enzyme conversion.

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP PRODUCTION. Expert holds three US patents related to high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and another related to immobilized glucose isomerase. He was involved with the design of a $1 million HFCS pilot plant in the mid-1970s. Expert developed process operations including conversion, vacuum and pressure filtration, ion exchange, isomerization, and molecular exclusion to obtain 55% HFCS from 42% HFCS. He also worked extensively with taste panels to establish the optimum fructose levels for soft drinks.

FOOD PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY; POTATO CHIP; SNACK FOOD FRYING. Holding four US patents in this general area, Expert developed a frying process to make high-crunch potato chips, an accelerated proofing process for refrigerated dough, and a process to make beer flavor concentrates. He also designed, developed, and installed a shortening chip plant. In addition, he installed a high-tech kettle (batch) for potato chips which provided 75% higher output and lower gas usage. He can advise on raw potato peeling and potato chip sorting. He has extensive experience with inert gas flushing for packaging of snack foods to help extend shelf life. Expert also has experience with pelletizing spent brewers grain.

SNACK FOOD BAKING. Expert conducted extensive studies of accelerated baking and cooling. He worked on the installation of an accelerated cooler on a toaster pastry line that eliminated 1050 feet of cooling conveyer. In 1993 he managed the product development, plant design, and associated processes for a continuous pie crust line.

REFRIGERATED DOUGH. Expert has experience proofing, packaging, and sheeting refrigerated dough. He developed a variety of special processes, including multi-stage mixing, sheeting, cutting, slip sheet application, folding, heat shrinking, and nitrogen flushing during packaging for a continuous pie crust line. He can answer questions on glycol refrigeration systems, rotary flakers, and oil handling technology.

NITROGEN GENERATION. Experienced with the three nitrogen generation methods (PSA, membranes, propane combustion), Expert has applied his knowledge to the packaging of food products (snacks, dough) to extend shelf life. He has also applied this technology to oil storage tanks and for disinfecting barley in grain silos.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Saint Louis, Missouri - Columbia, Missouri - Saint Charles, Missouri - Saint Peters, Missouri - Florissant, Missouri - Springfield, Illinois

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1963 Degree: MBA Subject: Institution: St. Louis University
Year: 1955 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: New Jersey Institute of Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1994 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1962 to 1994 Employer: Anheuser Busch Title: Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1983 to 1994 Employer: Title: Manager and Senior Manager, Process Development Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1975 to 1983 Employer: Title: Research Manager; Engineering, Development, and Services Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1969 to 1975 Employer: Title: Senior Group Leader Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1962 to 1969 Employer: Title: Senior Engineer/Group Leader Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1955 to 1962 Employer: Allied Chemical Corporation Title: Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1959 to 1962 Employer: Title: Plant Engineer Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists
Professional Appointments
Expert has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and was active on its National Program Committee. He is a past Vice Chairman, Chairman, and Director of the St. Louis Section of AICHE.
Awards / Recognition
Expert received a letter of commendation from the Vice President of Manufacturing at Campbell Taggart for his work in establishing a shortening chip plant in Forest Park, Georgia. Additionally, he is in the third edition of Marquis' Who's Who in Science and Engineering.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has been awarded nine U.S. patents (primary author of eight).

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Expert speaks German and has experience licensing a glucose isomerase enzyme to a Dutch company.

Fields of Expertise

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