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Expert Details

Natural and Processed Cheeses, Spray Drying, Food Processing and Packaging, R&D, and Sanitation

ID: 725098 Kentucky, USA

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Expert has a BS degree in Dairy Manufacturing with a minor in chemistry, an MS degree in Food Science, and a Ph.D. in Food Science with a minor in Biochemistry. He was also trained as a Dairy products judge. He has conducted research on cheese manufacturing, cultures, bacteriophage, culture agglutination, media, and enzymes. He has published over 80 journal articles and 126 abstracts; he has also made over 37 symposia and invitational presentations. He is a leading expert in cheese technology, cheese processing and sprayed dried products. He visits approximately 15 food plants within the United States per year. He regularly consults outside of the United States, where he focuses on sanitation (CIP, COP), dairy processing, energy cost, laboratory tests, and packaging issues. He teaches food processing, packaging and research and development courses at the Employer.

Prior experience includes:
2009. Mendezol Foods, Miami FL, Expert wrote an R&D report on value of patented technology.
2008. Abbey of Gethsemani. Worked to get correct smear on cheese, aging proticol, and processed cheese development.
2008. Blue Grass Dairies, Sanitation review. CIP of spray dryers. Cleaning of spray nozzles and other sanitary equipment.
2006. American Beverages. Solve sanitation problems in formulation and bottling operation.
1999. Raskas Foods, St. Louis, MO. Extensive plant inspection and troubleshooting to solve Chymosin clotting problems in 40,0000 liter vats.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1974 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Food Science Institution: University of Wisconsin
Year: 1969 Degree: MS Subject: Food Science Institution: Utah State University
Year: 1967 Degree: BS Subject: Dairy Manufacturing Institution: Utah State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1987 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Deptartment of Animal and Food Sciences
He was responsible for research (50%), teaching (40%), commodity leader (10%) .
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1980 to 1987 Employer: University of Kentucky Title: Associate Professor Department: Department of Animal and Food Science
He was responsible for research (70%) and teaching (30%)
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1974 to 1980 Employer: University of Kentucky Title: Assistant Professor Department: Department of Animal and Food Sciences
He was responsible for research (70%) and teaching (30%).
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1971 to 1974 Employer: University of Wiconsin Title: Research Assistant Department: Department of Food Science
Performed basic research.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1969 to 1971 Employer: Natick Research Laboratories Title: Biological Assistant Department: Dairy and Eggs
Worked on product development and basic research
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1969 to 1971 Employer: US Army PX system Title: Supervisor Department: Natick Satellite PX
Managed PX operations including staff, purchasing, sales and inventories.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1967 to 1969 Employer: Utah State University Title: Research Assistant Department: Deptartment of Food Science
Performed basic research.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1966 to 1967 Employer: Utah State University Title: Laboratory Technician Department: Dairy Manufacturing/Dairy Plant
Performed laboratory work.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2009 to 2009 Country / Region: Indonesia Summary: Special lecture series and development of 2 + 2 program at Brawijaya University, University of Lampung and the University of Riau. Lectures topics included Spray drying, cheese making, bacteriophage, packaging development, biofilm control, sweeteners.
Years: 2008 to 2008 Country / Region: Russia Summary: Vertically integrated poultry processing.Configured new products for Russian market and introduced IQF technology.
Years: 2008 to 2008 Country / Region: Russia Summary: Zelenokumskiy Dairy Plant training. Research & Development of new products. Energy saving from configuration of HTST and Spray dryer. Reduction of fines come from dryer cyclones.
Years: 2007 to 2007 Country / Region: Romania Summary: Training programs. New advances in Packaging, Bacteriophage in the Dairy Industry, and Controlling Biofilms.
Years: 2006 to 2006 Country / Region: Kyrgyzstan Summary: New cheese type development, plant sanitation, antibiotic testing of milk, Development of eye in Soviet style cheese, qualiy assurance monitoring.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Dairy Science Association (ADSA),
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT),
Sigma Xi,
Bluegrass Section of Institute of Food Technologists (BGS)
Professional Appointments
Board member American Dairy Science Association,
Reviewer for J. Dairy Science (ADSA), and J. Food Sci.,
Scientific Communicator (IFT) 1988-current,
ADSA Journal Management, Committee 1999 - 2002,
Chair and committee member of 8 USNAC expert groups 1997 - current,
Committee Member of ADSA Enzyme Nomenclature 1985- current,
Committee Member of ADSA Internat’l Dairy Foods Assoc. Res. Award 1999-2002,
Committee Member of ADSA Student Paper Contest 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000,
Chairman of Education Committee (BGS) 1987 - current,
Committee Member of Awards Committee (BGS and ADSA) current,
Member at Large (BGS) 1998 - 2001,
Co-Chairman, BGS Suppliers Night, 1991- 2000,
Media trainer for Student Association Division of ADSA 2002,

Chairman, College of Agric. Com. On Appointment, Promotion and Tenure, 1997 -1998,
Co-chairman, Merit evaluation, 1998,
College promotion committee, 1997,
Member, Food Institute Educational Committee, 1988-Current,
Departmental Software Site Agreements Person 1990-Current,
Advisor, Food Science Club, 1976-Current.
Awards / Recognition
2002 Kraft Teaching Award (ADSA),
2002 IFT Research and Development Award (IFT), Food Technol. 56(8):120,
2002 Great Teachers Award (UK),
2002 Productivity Enhancement Program Award (CCI),
1999 Intl. Dairy Foods Assoc. Research Award (ADSA),
1988 Pfizer Award (ADSA),
A. J. Morris Award,
Virginia Dare Award
Publications and Patents Summary
Journal 80, Trade 4, Books 1, Extension Publications 3, Patents 5, Invitational and Symposia papers 37, Abstracts 126.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He was an expert witness in a case involving whey nitrogen toxicity.
Training / Seminars
Cheese manufacturing shortcourses,
Spray drying shortcourses,
Dairy manufacturing shortcourses,
Research and development short courses,
Biofilm development and removal shortcourses,
Processed cheese products,
Annatto quality and specifications,
Food storage,
Sensory analysis,
Sensory tests and panel room development,
focus group testing,
Archetyping consumers,
food ingredients and additives,
Modern Packaging
Vendor Selection
He works with many suppliers and sets up suppliers shows.
Marketing Experience
Expert is a well known expert in the dairy manufacturing. He is knowledgeable on the types of equipment being used in the industry, the advantages and disadvantages of major equipment types and keeps abreast of the energy and sanitation issues of this equipment. As a teacher of the R&D class he keeps up with current trends within the US and EU. He understands consumer archetypes and how consumers perceive certain technologies.
Other Relevant Experience
He frequently does sanitation walk-throughs and sanitation training aids for food companies.

Fields of Expertise

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