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 Expert  722660

Expert in Sheeted Potato Snacks (Fried or Baked), Processed Nuts, Extruded Snacks


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Thailand
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Expert has worked in the snack industry for 30 years, mainly in potato chips, both traditional and fabricated. He is a world expert in fabricated, stackable potato chips. He developed and patented a process for making a baked, stackable potato chip. He is qualified for process audits, re-engineering, quality improvements, and supply of full turnkey systems for potato chip and fabricated potato chip processing and packaging systems.
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potato chip

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fabricated potato snack

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stackable potato snack

Expert began his career 30 years ago in snack food product development for a major U.S. snack food producer. He patented a new generation sheeted potato snack and has worked with customers around the world to develop new products in corn snacks and potato snacks.
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snack food product development

Expert has 30 years' experience within the snack food industry including fabricated potato snacks, stackable potato chips processed nuts (oil-roasted and honey-roasted), extruded corn snacks, potato chips, corn chips, and tortilla chips.
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fried snack food

Expert has 30 years of experience within the snack food industry including substantial experience in processed nuts: oil roasted ground nuts and tree nuts; dry roasted peanuts and cashews; and honey-roasted peanuts and cashews. He specializes in continuous processing systems for optimum finished product quality.
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nut (fruit) processing

Expert has 30 years' experience within the snack food industry including substantial experience in potato chips. He is a world expert in fabricated potato snacks and stackable potato chips.
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potato processing

Expert has worked in the snack industry for 30 years, mainly in potato chips, both traditional and fabricated. He is a world expert in stackable potato chips. He developed and patented a process for making a new generation stackable potato chip. He is qualified for process audits, re-engineering, and quality improvements. He also has knowledge and resources for the supply of full turnkey processing and packaging systems for potato chips, fabricated potato chips, and stackable potato chips.
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snack chip

Expert has 30 years' experience in the snack food industry with potato chips, both traditional, and fabricated and stackable. He is a world expert in fabricated potato chips. He developed and patented a process for making a new generation fabricated potato chip. He is qualified for process audits, re-engineering, quality improvements and supply of full turnkey systems for potato chip and fabricated potato chip processing and packaging systems. He also is experienced in processed tree nuts and ground nuts, extruded snacks, and sheeted corn snacks.
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snack food

Expert has 30 years' experience in the snack food industry with substantial experience in the frying of snack foods, including experience with oils, oil qualities, troubleshooting frying systems, and other technical support.
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snack food frying


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Often requested
with this expert:

Supply Chain Management - including Logistics, Planning, &...
Food Process Engineering
Potato Processing, Vegetable Drying
Edible Oil

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   B.A.   Biology   University of Tennessee  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President/Founder

 

Expert is involved in project management, technology transfer and support, key operator training, product formulation, process audits, and new product development.

1981 to 1990

 

Nabisco International

 

Snack and Biscuit

 

Operations specialist

 

He was responsible for project supervision, transfer of snack technology, new product development, process reviews and audits, and quality assurance for international operations.

1974 to 1981

 

Standard Brands

 

Planters Snacks

 

Product Development Specialist

 

Expert worked on the development of Planters Stackable Potato Chips and other "stackable" products, and the development of extruded snacks.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published articles in Asia Pacific Food Industry Magazine. He also has a patent for technology to produce a baked, stackable snack chip.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert offered on-site technical input, reformulation, and system improvement for a stackable potato chip processing/packaging line.
  • He reformulated a sheeted potato snack in order to increase bag-fill and reduce oil pick-up.
  • Expert performed a process audit on an extruded multi-grain snack system for increased output, longer shelf life and reduction in scrap.
  • He redesigned an ingredient mixer for product improvement in stackable potato chips.
  • Expert supplied technical and engineering support for supply of a full-turnkey processing and packaging system for stackable potato chips.
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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:
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:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1997 to 1998   Egypt   Expert provided technical support and engineering for installation, formulation, start-up, and operation of a stackable potato chip system. He also designed a manual packaging system.
2000 to 2000   Saudi Arabia   He performed reformulation of a sheeted potato snack for quality improvement and scrap reduction.
2002 to 2002   Chile   Expert performed reformulation and re-engineering of a stackable potato chip process system.
2005 to 2005   Oman   He provided process audits, quality analysis and production / packaging related solutions for three snack systems including; direct-expanded extruded snacks, pelleted snacks and potato chips.
2002 to 2005   China   Expert provided technical support, engineering, equipment installation, and key operator training for a turnkey stackable potato chip system.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Expert is a native English speaker.
Spanish   He can speak, read, and write Spanish at a very good level.
Thai   His spoken Thai is fluent and his reading is at a basic level.
Chinese   His spoken Chinese is rusty at this time.

Market Research:
He developed Expert's Firm's foundation for marketing.

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Over the past 14 years Expert has developed specifications and sourced equipment for projects in China, Egypt, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Chile, Canada, and the U.S.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has built a client base in every continent and continues to supply technical and engineering support as well as full turn-key systems.


 

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