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Expert in Food Quality Control & Development

Expert ID: 107697 Illinois, USA

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FOOD PROCESSING; FOOD PROCESSING EQUIPMENT; FOOD PRODUCTS. Expert's career has involved a wide range of products, equipment, and plant scale-up. He is particularly skillful in translating benchwork to successful plant manufacturing.

FOOD QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL. Expert has been involved with theory, application, and implementation of quality systems, and can identify essential testing to control desired attributes.

SALAD DRESSING. Expert is extensively skilled in all aspects of ingredient usage, product development, emulsion stability, and manufacturing. His expertise also includes microbial control theory and practice.

FOOD REGULATIONS; FOOD PRESERVATION. Expert keeps up-to-date on new and past laws as they relate to FDA and USDA products. He is also skillful in developing ingredient statements and nutritional breakdowns.

FOOD INGREDIENTS; NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. Expert has a strong command of ingredient function, sources, and costs, and can apply the proper ingredient in the development of new products.

GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE (GMP); FOOD SAFETY. Much of Expert's career has been in plant environments, from both an audit and line viewpoint. He has a thorough understanding of safety issues as they relate to the product and process environment.

FRUIT PRESERVES; SWEETENERS. Expert has formulated and run quality systems on fruit preserves and sweeteners. Sweeteners have applications to fruit products, as well as a host of other products.

DRY FOOD PRODUCTS. Expert has extensive experience working with coffee, tea, cocoa, spices, coatings, seasonings, and desserts. He also has a strong background in formulation and manufacturing.


Expert is experienced in on-site auditing of producers, distribution centers, and transport vehicles for food safety. He has also provided on-site product development as well as problem solving (formulation or processing).

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - South Bend, Indiana - Gary, Indiana - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1966 Degree: MBA Subject: Statistics Institution: University of Chicago
Year: 1959 Degree: BS Subject: Food Engineering Institution: Illinois Institute of Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1989 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1988 to 1989 Employer: Lawrence Food Products Title: Director of Quality Assurance and Product Development Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1981 to 1988 Employer: Continental Food Products Title: Technical Director Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1976 to 1981 Employer: Conway Import Company Title: Technical Director Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the Association of Dressing and Sauces and was on the Executive Technical Board for five years. He is also a member of the Institute of Food Technologists, the American Society for Quality Control, the International Association of Milk, Food, and Environmental Sanitarians, the American Association of Cereal Chemists, and the American Organization of Analytical Chemists. He has been awarded CFS status by the IFT


Licenses / Certifications
SQF Certified Consultant

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has developed training sessions in salad dressing technology, quality system design and function, and laboratory methodology and calibration.
Other Relevant Experience
Other consulting services that Expert provides include nutritional information for labels and ingredient statements, elimination of spoilage agents, and HACCP development and implementation.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Expert speaks some conversational Spanish.

Fields of Expertise

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