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Expert in Food Technology, Nutraceuticals, and Cereal Grain Processing

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Wisconsin (WI)
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Expert is a cereal scientist and grain technologist of international repute. He has worked extensively with corn, sorghum, and wheat.

cereal grain processing


cereal processing


cereal crop

An internationally known expert in process and plant design of dry and wet corn milling plants, Expert has a total of 25 years of direct experience in the areas of wet and dry corn milling. For example, he is under contract with A.E. Saley, American Maize, and Cargill, Inc., working to create new products and improve process efficiency in wet corn milling. He is knowledgeable of corn quality, entire milling process, and product utilization. He can answer questions on research, QA/QC, and regulatory compliance issues as well as the food, brewing, pharmaceutical, and industrial use of corn grits, corn meal, corn flour, corn cones, acid modified flours, and pregelatinized corn flour.

corn milling


corn wet milling


corn meal


corn bran


corn research

Expert has expert knowledge of the manufacturing, fortification, and marketing of corn flour and instant masa. He has been part-owner of a related facility and knows all existing and many potential uses of both products.

corn flour

Having once privatized a wheat flour mill in Ethiopia, Expert knows a great deal about capital costs, process specification and design, and wheat flour use.

flour milling


roller process flour milling


wheat flour


wheat milling

Expert is an expert in the development of bread and other baked products. He is deeply familiar with the chemistry of bakery ingredients and the baking process. The new bakery products he has developed include bread, pizza, pasta products, chips, cakes, muffins, bagels, pretzels, cookies, and crackers.

baked food product

Expert has expert knowledge of both wheat flour and corn tortilla formulation, manufacturing, and equipment layout. He is familiar with plants in Mexico and the USA.

corn tortilla

Expert is familiar with RTE cereal manufacturing at Kalbee (in Japan) and Kellogg, Post/Philip Morris, and General Mills. He is especially knowledgeable of the corn-based cold cereals, having given seminars in six different countries on this topic.

ready-to-eat cereal

Expert has developed a formula and process for bread sticks. As part of an on-site consulting relationship, Expert has formulated fried pasta, a multigrain chip, and two snack dips. He has developed formulations for breakfast cereal, low-fat extruded chips, snack pellets, ethnic foods (oriental), and a filled (co-extruded) snack. He has also developed frozen novelties, ice cream, yogurt, and microwavable snacks for various clients.

snack food product development


snack chip


corn chip

Expert has extensive knowledge of food product extrusion. He has worked with the production of masa, pasta, corn chips, corn flakes, and texturized vegetable protein. He can answer questions on process control in extrusion and has authored three different articles in Cereal Foods World. He has excellent knowledge of die design and the creation of shaped foods, with a mastery of the underlying food chemistry.

food product extruder


snack food extruding


food extrusion

Expert has expert knowledge of the design, function, and maintenance of screws for various food product applications. He has worked with breakfast cereals, snack foods, pet foods, masa manufacturing, pregelatinized corn flour and corn starches, using both twin and single screws.

food extrusion screw

With internationally-known expertise in the end use of starch, Expert has studied modified starch, maltodextrins, and corn sweeteners in foods and beverages. His expertise includes knowledge of industrial uses.

modified starch

A noted expert in the dielectric properties of food ingredients, Expert has worked in the design and development of microwavable foods. His insights have been published in a book, as well as the Journal of Food Science, Cereal Foods World (four articles), and in single client reports.

microwavable food product

Expert prepared a special status report to food company executives on nutraceuticals. He has expert knowledge of the underlying chemistry, FDA/USDA regulations, and product formulation possibilities. He can advise on current commercial practices in nutraceutical manufacturing and marketing.


Expert has prepared six single-client market research studies in the areas of food biotechnology, pet food markets, global food business, ascorbic acid production, chemicals from corn, and biodegradable plastics.

food marketing

Expert is familiar with the creation of transgenic corn and other crops and the use of recombinant DNA organisms for new foods and food ingredients. He has specialized in production of chemicals from corn (and other renewable resources) for biodegradable plastics and food ingredient applications such as citric acid, lysine, and lactic acid.

food biotechnology

Expert has a large database on food and drug interactions, health maintenance, and disease control by diet and dietary profile management.

dietary allowance


dietary supplement

Expert is experienced with the nutrition labeling of all food products, having consulted on-site with four different clients.

nutrition labeling


nutritional label

Expert has first-hand experience with citric acid and lactic acid manufacturing from corn flour and/or starch. He is very familiar with their food and beverage applications.

citric acid


lactic acid

Over the last 18 years of his consulting practice Expert has specialised in food-related market research and business planning. He has above-average knowledge of sector-by-sector food industry performance and business basics. He is an attendee of Harvard's Agribusiness program. He has prepared six business plans for various clients.

food industry

As an expert in the snack and baked goods subsector, Expert has had to design both single and double (two stage) baking powders from scratch. One of them is sold in Malaysia. He has employed the differential volume expansion concept in designing three-D snack products.

baking powder

Expert notes that barley is now a food cereal. Expert is also currently working on the production of beta-glucan concentrate from barley.


Expert has licensed three beverage compositions. He knows the formulation schemes and ingredient and process chemistry. He has served as a legal expert in two court cases.

beverage processing

Expert has prepared three state-of-the-art reports on food additives and has written extensively on the topic in his newsletter titled Food Business Opportunities.

butylated hydroxyanisole


food preservative

Expert has designed two cereal bar formulations with high calcium incorporation. He has expert knowledge of sources, formulation, and fortified food sensory testing.

calcium fortification

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
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;  Waukegan, Illinois;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  Madison, Wisconsin;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Snack Food Extrusion: Single Screw Extrusion (SSE) & Twin...
Food Technology, Product Development/ Optimization, Food...
Cereal Chemistry
Extrusion Technology, Food and Feed Extrusion, Soybean...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1970   Ph.D.   Food Science/Biochemical Engineering   University of Illinois-Urbana   Second, ADSA Research Contest
1963   M.S.   Dairy Technology   Agra University (Agra, India)   First in the Faculty of Agriculture
1961   B.S.   Agricultural Engineering   Gorakhpur University (India)   First in the University

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to 2011


ZTrim Holdings



Executive Vice President Manufacturing and Technology


1985 to 2000


FRI Enterprises, LLC





Expert advises, consults, trains, and manages a group of 16 associates in four countries.

1974 to 1994


Krause Milling Co.



Corporate Manager/Vice President


He managed the Food Technology, Process Engineering, and Technical Service departments.

1970 to 1974


Land O'Lakes


Research Seeds


Associate Director of Research


Expert managed the research and fermentation operations.

1964 to 1970


University of Illinois-Urbana



Research Assistant/Post Doctoral Fellow


He conducted research in dairy chemistry and biochemistry.

1963 to 1972


National Dairy Research Institute, India



Assistant QC In Charge


He managed the quality control operations.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a life member of the Council of Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) and a member of American Chemical Society, the Institute of Food Technologists, the American Association of Cereal Chemists, the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the American Association of Oil Chemists.

Professional Appointments

He was Chairman, Technical Committee, American Corn Millers Federation/Protein Grains International from 1977 to 1984. He served as Congressional Liaison of the Institute of Food Technologists from Wisconsin. He is currently on the board of two small companies, one in the U.S. and the other in Malaysia. Expert is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel, American Association of Cereal Chemists. He is an active participant in Harvard's Agribusiness Program in the U.S. and/or in the U.K.


Expert attained First Rank at the Gorakhpur University in Faculty of Agriculture and First Rank in Dairy Technology at the Agra University. He placed Second in an ADSA (American Dairy Science Association) research contest while at University of Illinois, Urbana.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has prepared six patent applications and is highly experienced in conducting patent searches, tracking, proprietary technologies, and interfacing with patent councilors.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Sugar-A User's Guide To Sucrose. AVI Pub.  
 - American Association of Cereal Chemists  
 - American Chemical Society (ACS)  
 - CRC Press  
 - Cereal Proteins, CRC Press  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1976 to 2003   USDA, FDA, FAS, and USAID   Retained Expert   Expert has done market development and commodity sale promotion, and program/project management.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert created a patent pending shelf-stable and no-fat tortilla formulation for Mexican Accent of New Berlin, Wisconsin (1995-1996). He has created twelve products, redesigned six processes, and helped install four manufacturing plants. He secured two US patents on corn bran hydrocolloid.
  • He created a technology manual on cornstarch products and defined the use of specialty starches in microwavable foods for American Maize Products Co. (now Cerestar USA, 1989-91).
  • Expert created a technology manual and interacted with contract manufacturers on food packaging for Beatrice/Aunt Nellie's Farm Kitchens, Clymen, Wisconsin. He prepared a citric acid technology digest.
  • He publishes special reports on market research and technology assessment and has helped prepare initial patent applications. He has worked with plant engineering firms, investment bankers, patent attorneys, and trade associations on various occasions.
  • Expert is a known global expert in food business intelligence, intellectual property management, patent exchange, technology resourcing and deployment, and knowledge management.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Infant Formula needed.
  • Expert in food for consulting on Dairy Food Ingredient Product Formulation and Application.
  • Expert for consulting on food additive development.
  • Expert in copackers of fried food for a cereal grain product.
  • Expert for consulting on Optimization of SR Carrageenan processing and blends for different application.
  • Expert for consulting on Pet Food Formulation.
  • Expert for consulting on corn deep processing technology and end product marketing.
  • Food science expert flavor profile for consulting on Flavor Profile enhancement.
  • Flavoring expert for consulting on Flavoring in non-dairy creamers self life.
  • Expert for consulting on Grain Mill.
  • Bread technology expert for consulting on food processing in India.
  • Pet food expert for consulting on pet nutraceutical GMP expectations.
  • Expert absorbent polymers for consulting on the development of a low or no carb food using a unique technology.
  • Expert in extrusion for consulting on whole grain rice product.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert is a leading food business intelligence expert and market researcher. He has worked as an expert witness for the law firm French, Kezeles, and Kominiarek, P.C. of Chicago. He has also worked as a third-party expert for the International Finance Corporation/World Bank in Washington, D.C., on six different occasions related to privatization and loans for new ventures.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on FDA compliance in rice milling.
  • Expert in animal feed industry standards for litigation.
  • Food science expert for consulting on definition of dairy defoamer vs. antifoamer for litigation case.
  • Expert with experience with conveyors and/or food processing
  • Expert for consulting on flax flour milling/gluten contamination.
  • Expert in food product design for litigation involving patent infringement..
  • Pet food nutrition expert witness for consulting on Effects of ingredients or lack thereof in food on mortality of herd.
  • Expert in grain processing for consulting on grain milling to identify and remove foreign particulate.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Brazil, Latin America and Mexico   Expert was involved with the privatization of the Mexican Government's (MINSA/MICONSA/CONASUPO) instant masa/corn flour production facilities (a 1,500 MT/day operation). He advised the U.S. Agency for International Development on post-harvest technology of cereal grains and legumes.
India   He evaluated projects on soy foods for the U.S. Agency for International Development/Winrock International and advised the U.S. Feed Grains Council on corn and barley markets in India.

He consulted with Nagarjuna chemicals and Fertilizers, Universal Starch, and Sukhjit Starch.

Europe, Middle East, Asia   Expert advised clients in former East Germany, Turkey, Ethiopia, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Singapore, and China on behalf of the U.S. Feed Grains Council as to market promotion of corn, sorghum, and barley.
Pacific Rim   He advised clients on process improvements for dry and wet corn milling in Korea. He conducted market research on breakfast and snack foods in Japan. He advised clients in Taiwan on the food uses of starch, corn masa production, and snack food extrusion. He conducted market research on food and industrial uses of wet corn milled products in Malaysia.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Hindi   Expert is fluent in Hindi.
Urdu   He is fluent in Urdu.
Spanish   Expert has a basic level of understanding of Spanish, and can read and write the language.
French   He has an operational knowledge of, and can read and write, French.

Market Research:
He has experience marketing hydrocolloids, corn grits, meal, and flour to breakfast and snack food manufacturers. He has marketed guar gum, a hydrocolloid used in food and pharmaceutical products and many industrial applications. He has also worked with specialty blends of emulsifiers, preservatives, and baking powder. He is a grains, legumes, hydrocolloid, and emulsion specialist.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He trained technical staff of Kraft, Nabisco, Heinz, Ore-Ida, and Weight Watchers, all on the topic of microwavable foods. He has conducted twelve technology seminars for the U.S. Feed Grains Council, Washington, D.C.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of corn bran hydrocolloid Ztrim, cassia gum, guar gum; corn flour, specialty corn starches, meal, and grits; food flavors; reaction flavors; and dry malt products for food and beverage.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has assisted in six privatization projects and has advised the International Finance Corporation/World Bank on four international food business loan proposals.

He has been retained by eight companies and two trade groups as a retained advisor/consultant during the last 18 years of his consulting practice.

Expert has conducted ten market research projects on the Chinese market regarding three distinct food categories.


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