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Expert in Food, Confectionery, Ingredients & Pharmaceutical Consultant with pilot plant/scale up facility

Expert ID: 731743 Illinois, USA

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Being one of the oldest and largest foods consultants in the world we have a very diverse skill level ranging from biodegradable fish bait to Category 2 drug carriers...Our experience and client base has allowed us to establish a strong knowledge base plus complement it with skilled experienced staffers. This plus our extensive pilot plant allows us to not only formulate with knowledge but also to scale up and test our formulations before plant trials.. We are local but have extensive international experience which proves beneficial to all clients.. both large as well as small... In addition to our in house experience and expertise, we have over 300 on-call experts available to assist us and our clients in various special areas, be it the complete plant and process design or cost reductions through reformulation and package design. We can perform ROI studies and do virtual reality cost and financial exercises to establish project viability early on in a projects life.

While known for our confectionery skills and experience, over the past 25 years our business has expanded to include foods, nutraceutical's, snack foods, pet foods, bakery, and snacks... as well as general technical support in engineering and profess development

This is our core business and I am not at liberty to discuss openly


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2013 Degree: CFS Subject: Certified Food Scientist Institution:
Year: 1976 Degree: MBA Subject: Food Marketing Institution: Roosevelt Univerisy
Year: 1972 Degree: BA/BS Subject: Chemistry and Mathematics Institution: IIT. University of Illinois, Roosevelt

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1982 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Owner and President
Years: 1976 to 1982 Employer: Wm. Wrigley & Co. Title: New Producst Manager/research Chemist Department: Responsibilities: Company's Doublemint Brand cost saving and modernization.. Company diversification efforts aimed at non-gum explorations..
Years: 1970 to 1976 Employer: Sunmark Title: R&D Manager/ Plant Manager Department: Breaker/Willy Wonka Responsibilities:
Years: 1966 to 1970 Employer: IIT Research Institute Title: Chemist Department: Responsibilities:

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2013 to 1995 Agency: USDA Role: Representaive Description: USDEC technical support internationally.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Mid East Summary: Egypt and Jordan
Years: to Present Country / Region: Asia Summary: China, Taiwan, Vietnam
Years: to Present Country / Region: South America Summary: Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chili, Mexico, Colombia
Years: to Present Country / Region: Europe Summary: France, England, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark
Years: to Present Country / Region: Canada Summary:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
IFT - Institute of Food Technology
NCA - National Confectioners Association
AACT - American Association of Candy Technologists
NCA Advisory Board
Scientific Advisory Council member of the Refrigeration Research Foundation
Licenses / Certifications
Awards / Recognition
Stroud Jordan, Candy Hall Of Fame
Publications and Patents Summary
17 personal patents, 85 associated to the company in general. Publications are in various subjects and number over 25.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
I have been involved in various legal cases, offering expert support and or witness assistance.
Training / Seminars
I have taught classes and subjects world wide.. still do at the University of Wisconsin Madison Food Science.. Have also done special subject classes also here at Knechtel for the NCA, RCI, PMCA, etc... I continue to do these "short courses" numerous times each year.
Vendor Selection
I have just completed a $20MM plant design support reviewing all processes and equipment purchased. This work is common but not a daily effort... I usually do these special projects.
Marketing Experience
Because of my industry depth and experience, I do have insight to industry changes and directions...
Other Relevant Experience
Part of my service is to supply or meet the needs of the clients.. be it in packaging, ingredient and or equipment support.. My job is to DO... and make things happen.. all with the clients knowledge and approval...

Additional Accomplishments:
Instructor - Enhanced Confections & Panning Course - University of Wisconsin Madison / Confectionery Course
Instructor - Enhanced Confections - University of Wisconsin Madison / Confectionery Course
IFT Chair Award for Outstanding Service
Candy Industry “Hall of Fame” Inductee
AACT Stroud Jordan Award
Speaker/Instructor: NCA/University of Wisconsin Confectionery Course
Inventor/Co-Inventor of 13 Patents
Co-Author Food Proteins: Confectionery Applications Nakai; Modler, Wiley Publications
Co-author “Confectionery Application Supercritical Extracted Cocoa Powders and Butter”
Author/Co-Author of assorted papers in the fields of Aerospace Research, Artificial Implantable Organs (artificial heart and liver) and other medical related areas
Wiley Encyclopedia: Candy & Confections

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Conversational
Spanish Conversational

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