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Expert in Food Packaging Technology

Expert ID: 107692 Georgia, USA

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Expert is an expert in food packaging and the related areas of packaging machinery and packaging applications. With over 30 years experience in packaging, Expert is helping clients in areas of primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging, package material converting, and end use analysis. Among the leading edge technologies Expert has developed include microwave heating and browning, aseptic packaging, barrier plastic cans and bottles for carbonated beverages and beer, controlled/modified atmosphere/vacuum packaging, microwave packaging, and in-line thermoform/fill/seal packaging. Areas of packaging that Expert is heavily involved in include moisture and oxygen barrier packaging, flexible packages, and thermoformed packages.

Expert's research has made him an authority on food processing & storage, food preservation, and shelf-life testing. He can answer questions related to food safety and various aspects of meats, fruit juices, and fish and shellfish. He is conversant with the industry processes behind precooked food snacks and confectionery foods, pet foods, convenience foods, beverages, fresh and processed meats, fresh fruit and vegetables, etc.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia - Athens, Georgia - Macon, Georgia - Roswell, Georgia - Marietta, Georgia - Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Food Technology Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Year: Degree: M.B.A. Subject: Business Management Institution: Northeastern University
Year: Degree: B.S. Subject: Food Technology Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President and CEO Department: Responsibilities: Food and Packaging Technology and Marketing Consultancy
President and CEO, 2001 to present
A major part of the food packaging consortium
Years: 1991 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Adjunct Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology Department: Department Of Food Science Of Technology Responsibilities: Adjunct Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology
Years: 1985 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Adjunct Professor, Department of Food Marketing Department: Department of Food Marketing Responsibilities: Adjunct Professor, Department of Food Marketing
Years: 1985 to 1991 Employer: Schotland Business Research, Inc. Title: Vice President, Strategic Studies Department: Responsibilities: Packaging and Marketing Strategy Consultancy
Years: 1981 to 1985 Employer: Container Corporation of America Title: Manager, Market Development Department: Responsibilities: Received Paperboard Packaging Council Award for insert injection molded multiple pack for beverage bottles
Developed Ceka Can convolute-wound paperboard barrier canister for R & G coffee packaging for U.S. market 1982- 1985
Years: 1973 to 1981 Employer: Mead Packaging Title: New Ventures Manager Department: Responsibilities: New Ventures Manager, 1973-1981
Product Manager, aseptic and shrink film multiple packaging systems
Developed shrink film six-pack of glass bottles
Inventor of Crosscheck Aseptic Packaging System for high acid fluid food products—used commercially for juices, sauces
Corporate acquisitions program
Divisional planning;
Marketing and New Ventures Manager
International editor and publisher of monthly newsletter on packaging technology and marketing trends
Continuing consultation for the company 2011 2012
Years: 1967 to 1973 Employer: Arthur D. Little, Inc. Title: Coordinator of Packaging Consulting Food Business & Technology Department: Responsibilities: Food Business & Technology, 1967-1973
Managed technical consulting operations for Paris, France, office
Consultant to World Bank on developing countries food processing and packaging. 1970-1973
Years: 1961 to 1967 Employer: M&M Mars Title: Product Development Manager Department: Responsibilities: Product Development Manager
Packaging and Product Development Manager
New Product Development Manager
Product Manager, M & M's Fruit Chewies (now Starburst)
Developed commercial confectionery products—“Starburst,” “Pop Rocks”
Senior member of team that propelled Mars, Inc. into pet supply/food business in the U.S.
Special assistant to Mr. Forrest Mars, Sr., owner, on corporate acquisitions: KalKan/Doktor’s/Unisabi

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists and the Institute of Packaging Professionals.
Awards / Recognition
Expert has received many peer awards including the Institute of Food Technologists' Riester-Davis and Industrial Achievement Awards, and Packaging Man of the Year by the National Institute of Packaging. He was elected to the Packaging Hall of Fame.
Publications and Patents Summary
He is the author of six textbooks, and numerous articles, as well as being a columnist. He sits on the editorial boards of several packaging journals.

Fields of Expertise

food packaging process, aseptic packaging process, barrier polymer, beverage packaging process, controlled-atmosphere packaging process, modified atmosphere packaging, microwave food package, microwave food packaging process, food packaging plastic, thermoformed package, food preservation, food processing, food processing technology, food safety, food storage, food technology, food marketing, microwave heating, plastic can, fish decomposition, primary packaging, secondary packaging, package dispenser, flexible barrier packaging material, food package, form/fill/seal packaging machine, packaging machine, flexible packaging material, packaging technology, pet food, food service, packaging-material management, moisture-barrier packaging process, moisture-barrier packaging material, water vapor barrier packaging process, water vapor barrier packaging material, refrigerated food technology, medical product packaging process, stretch wrapping material, environmentally friendly packaging material, blister packaging process, packaging equipment, plastic packaging material, packaging film, bottled water, case sealing, pasteurizer, aseptic filling, food preservative, polyester thin film, international sourcing, radiation pasteurization, shelf life, food engineering, microwave pasteurization, microwave sterilization, wrapping material, solid packaging process, bagging material, packaging material, package, citrus fruit, food component, food sterilization, food microbiology, shellfish meat, meat product, food science, food additive, food, fish meat, wrapping paper, thermal food processing, sterile packaging process, food stability, food spray drying, food shelf life testing, rigid plastic package, repackaging, pouch, plastic package, pasteurization, packaging engineering, packaging process, package testing, microwave industrial food processing, microwave cooking, animal meat, liquid packaging process, life testing, greaseproof paper, frying, fruit juice, frozen food, fruit, freezing, food staling, food spoilage, food rheology, food product, food processing equipment, food irradiation, food freezing, food drying, food canning, flexible package, edible film, display-ready case, dairy processing, food appliance, confection, package closure, chocolate, can (container), box, boxboard, bottle, beverage, beer, bag, food aseptic processing

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