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 Expert  715775

Expert in Corn Syrup, Snack Foods

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Missouri (MO)
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CORN SYRUP. Expert has expertise in the area of corn syrup development and manufacture. He has knowledge of techniques to optimize converter operations, enzyme usage, pressure and vacuum filtration, and carbon de-colorization (including pilot plant design and commercialization of pulse bed granular carbon systems). He developed an on-line application of a process polarimeter to provide readings during enzyme conversion.

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP PRODUCTION. Expert holds three US patents related to high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and another related to immobilized glucose isomerase. He was involved with the design of a $1 million HFCS pilot plant in the mid-1970s. Expert developed process operations including conversion, vacuum and pressure filtration, ion exchange, isomerization, and molecular exclusion to obtain 55% HFCS from 42% HFCS. He also worked extensively with taste panels to establish the optimum fructose levels for soft drinks.

FOOD PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY; POTATO CHIP; SNACK FOOD FRYING. Holding four US patents in this general area, Expert developed a frying process to make high-crunch potato chips, an accelerated proofing process for refrigerated dough, and a process to make beer flavor concentrates. He also designed, developed, and installed a shortening chip plant. In addition, he installed a high-tech kettle (batch) for potato chips which provided 75% higher output and lower gas usage. He can advise on raw potato peeling and potato chip sorting. He has extensive experience with inert gas flushing for packaging of snack foods to help extend shelf life. Expert also has experience with pelletizing spent brewers grain.

SNACK FOOD BAKING. Expert conducted extensive studies of accelerated baking and cooling. He worked on the installation of an accelerated cooler on a toaster pastry line that eliminated 1050 feet of cooling conveyer. In 1993 he managed the product development, plant design, and associated processes for a continuous pie crust line.

REFRIGERATED DOUGH. Expert has experience proofing, packaging, and sheeting refrigerated dough. He developed a variety of special processes, including multi-stage mixing, sheeting, cutting, slip sheet application, folding, heat shrinking, and nitrogen flushing during packaging for a continuous pie crust line. He can answer questions on glycol refrigeration systems, rotary flakers, and oil handling technology.

NITROGEN GENERATION. Experienced with the three nitrogen generation methods (PSA, membranes, propane combustion), Expert has applied his knowledge to the packaging of food products (snacks, dough) to extend shelf life. He has also applied this technology to oil storage tanks and for disinfecting barley in grain silos.


corn syrup


fried snack food


high fructose corn syrup


high fructose corn syrup production


potato chip


refrigerated dough


snack food baking


snack food frying

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Saint Louis, Missouri;  Columbia, Missouri;  Saint Charles, Missouri;  Saint Peters, Missouri;  Florissant, Missouri;  and Springfield, Illinois.

Often requested
with this expert:

Edible Oil
Chemical Engineering, Enzymes
Industrial Controls, Electrical and Electronic Engineering,...
Manufacturing: Design Defects, Management Errors, Factory...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1963   MBA     St. Louis University  
1955   BS   Chemical Engineering   New Jersey Institute of Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1994 to



Independent Consultant


1962 to 1994


Anheuser Busch



1983 to 1994



Manager and Senior Manager, Process Development


1975 to 1983



Research Manager; Engineering, Development, and Services


1969 to 1975



Senior Group Leader


1962 to 1969



Senior Engineer/Group Leader


1955 to 1962


Allied Chemical Corporation



1959 to 1962



Plant Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists

Professional Appointments

Expert has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and was active on its National Program Committee. He is a past Vice Chairman, Chairman, and Director of the St. Louis Section of AICHE.


Expert received a letter of commendation from the Vice President of Manufacturing at Campbell Taggart for his work in establishing a shortening chip plant in Forest Park, Georgia. Additionally, he is in the third edition of Marquis' Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has been awarded nine U.S. patents (primary author of eight).

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • snack food quality expert for consulting on QA issues.
  • Expert in glucose/xylose isomerase processing for consulting on cost and performance drivers for a glucose/xylose isomerase system.
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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert with experience with conveyors and/or food processing
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.

Language Skills:
Expert speaks German and has experience licensing a glucose isomerase enzyme to a Dutch company.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: * Nitrogen generation * Food (dough) sheeting equipment * Food packaging equipment and films.


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