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

SENIOR FOOD TECHNOLOGIST, FOOD STUDIO COORDINATOR

ALEX APOLINARIO

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN

ALEX LAZARO

FACILITIES AND SANITATION

ALLISON NEEDELS, CFS

VICE PRESIDENT, GROUP MANAGER PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

AMANDA SINROD

SENIOR FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

ANDI DOMMER

SENIOR FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

ANDREA AGUIRRE

OFFICE MANAGER

ANDREA THYEN

COMANUFACTURE SEARCH MANAGER

ANNE MARIE PRUZAN, CFS

VICE PRESIDENT, GROUP MANAGER PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

BARBARA BRUECKNER SHPIZNER

VICE PRESIDENT, INNOVATION MANAGER

BRENDA FONG

SENIOR FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

CAITLIN ANGELL

SENIOR CULINARY PRODUCT DEVELOPER, INTERN COORDINATOR

CANDICE LIN

ASSOCIATE INNOVATION MANAGER

CANDY CUSIO

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

CAROL BORBA

VICE PRESIDENT, INNOVATION MANAGER

CAROLINE LAFLEUR

SENIOR FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

DANIKKA SEMANA

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN LEAD

DEBBIE ABRAM

COMMERCIALIZATION MANAGER

DEBORAH MULLER

CONSUMER INSIGHTS MANAGER

DOUG BERG, CFS

VICE PRESIDENT, GROUP MANAGER PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

DOUG ROCHON

COMMERCIALIZATION MANAGER

EDWIN PALANG, Ph.D.

COMMERCIALIZATION MANAGER

GINA HEIMSOTH

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN

JACK HSIA

CULINARY PRODUCT DEVELOPER

JACK LORIMER

FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

JACKIE GUTIERREZ

RECEPTION

JANINE MAGYAR

DIRECTOR OF CONSUMER INSIGHTS

JASON NGUYEN

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST

JAY BUCHANAN

FACILITIES SUPERVISOR

JENNIFER PAGANO

CONSUMER INSIGHTS MANAGER

JENNIFER SAKURAI

SENIOR FOOD TECHNOLOGIST & RECRUITING COORDINATOR

JORGE ORTIZ

FACILITIES AND SANITATION

JULES HOUGH

SHOPPER

KALYNDA STONE

SENIOR FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

KATHY WESTPHAL, CFS

SENIOR FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

KATIE HAGAN

VICE PRESIDENT, INNOVATION MANAGER

KELLY TEN

FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

KENNETH AMARAL

SENIOR FOOD TECHNOLOGIST & PROCESS SPECIALIST

LAURA KWON

SENIOR FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

LAURIE TROIANI

INNOVATION MANAGER

LETITIA CHONG

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TECHNICIAN

LISA PITKA

SENIOR FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

MADDISON GURROLA

FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

MARCOS LAZARO

FACILITIES AND SANITATION

MARK BILLINGTON

PILOT PLANT TECHNICIAN & MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST

MAYA GALSON

GROUP MANAGER PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

MAYRA FOYE

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

MELANIE LAI

ASSOCIATE INNOVATION MANAGER

OLIVIA GEOGHEGAN

SENIOR FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

PETER DEA

SENIOR FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

SHERYL FIGUEIREDO

LAB SUPPORT

SILVINA DEJTER

SENIOR CULINARY PRODUCT DEVELOPER

SONIA LUNDY

LAB SUPPORT

WENNIE MO

REGULATORY SPECIALIST

WINNIE LIU

SENIOR FOOD TECHNOLOGIST