THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE FOOD HAPPEN

We’ve been in business since 1977, working across the food industry for clients both large and small. We are a group of employee-owners who don’t just develop food— we live it, breathe it and obsess over it.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

AL BANISCH

EXECUTIVE VP, NEW PRODUCT STRATEGY & INSIGHTS

BARB STUCKEY

CHIEF INNOVATION & MARKETING OFFICER

JAIME REEVES, Ph.D.

EXECUTIVE VP, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & COMMERCIALIZATION

JUSTIN SHIMEK, Ph.D.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

STEVEN GUNDRUM

CHAIRMAN & CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

ALANA BERTELSEN, CSF

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST

ALEX APOLINARIO

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN

ALEX LAZARO

FACILITIES AND SANITATION

ALLISON NEEDELS, CFS

VICE PRESIDENT, GROUP MANAGER

AMANDA SINROD

SENIOR FOOD SCIENTIST

ANDI DOMMER

SENIOR FOOD SCIENTIST

ANDREA AGUIRRE

OFFICE MANAGER

ANDREA THYEN

COMANUFACTURE SEARCH MANAGER

ANNE MARIE PRUZAN, CFS

VICE PRESIDENT, GROUP MANAGER & TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

BARBARA BRUECKNER SHPIZNER

VICE PRESIDENT, INNOVATION MANAGER

BRENDA FONG

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST

CAITLIN ANGELL

ASSOCIATE GROUP MANAGER

CANDICE LIN

ASSOCIATE INNOVATION MANAGER

CANDY CUSIO

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

CAROL BORBA

VICE PRESIDENT, INNOVATION MANAGER

CAROLINE LAFLEUR

SENIOR FOOD SCIENTIST

DANIKKA SEMANA

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN LEAD

DEBBIE ABRAM

SENIOR COMMERCIALIZATION MANAGER

DEBORAH MULLER

CONSUMER INSIGHTS MANAGER

DOUG BERG, CFS

VICE PRESIDENT, GROUP MANAGER

DOUG ROCHON

SENIOR COMMERCIALIZATION MANAGER

EDWIN PALANG, Ph.D.

SENIOR COMMERCIALIZATION MANAGER

ERIN MCGLOTHLIN

INNOVATION ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

GINA HEIMSOTH

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN

HALEY DREXLER

FOOD SCIENTIST

JACK LORIMER

SENIOR FOOD SCIENTIST

JACKIE GUTIERREZ

RECEPTION

JANINE MAGYAR

DIRECTOR OF CONSUMER INSIGHTS

JARED GINN

COMMERCIALIZATION MANAGER

JASON NGUYEN

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST

JAY BUCHANAN

FACILITIES SUPERVISOR

JENNIFER PAGANO

CONSUMER INSIGHTS MANAGER

JENNIFER SAKURAI

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST

JORGE ORTIZ

FACILITIES AND SANITATION

JULES HOUGH

SHOPPER

KALYNDA STONE

SENIOR FOOD SCIENTIST

KATHY WESTPHAL, CFS

FELLOW

KATIE HAGAN

VICE PRESIDENT, INNOVATION MANAGER

KELLY TEN

SENIOR FOOD SCIENTIST

KENNETH AMARAL

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST

LAURA KWON

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST

LAURIE TROIANI

INNOVATION MANAGER

LETITIA CHONG

CULINARY SCIENTIST

LISA PITKA

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST

LUKE TATTI

CULINARY SCIENTIST

MADDISON GURROLA

FOOD SCIENTIST

MARK BILLINGTON

PILOT PLANT TECHNICIAN & MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST

MAYA GALSON

GROUP MANAGER

MAYRA FOYE

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

MELANIE LAI

ASSOCIATE INNOVATION MANAGER

OLIVIA GEOGHEGAN

SENIOR FOOD SCIENTIST

PETER DEA

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST

SILVINA DEJTER

SENIOR CULINARY SCIENTIST

SONIA LUNDY

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

WENNIE MO

REGULATORY SPECIALIST

WILLEM DUCKWORTH

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN

WINNIE LIU

SENIOR FOOD SCIENTIST