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 Expert  723040

Expert in Technical Commercial Development support, Technology Transfer food non-food ingredients,obesity


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Indiana (IN)
USA
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Expert is the Principal of a consulting firm and has over 35 years experience in R & D., marketing, operations, process development and quality assurance. Expert engaged and managed a consulting business with network of experts that range in fundamental to applied sciences in food/non-food sectors, strategic management and marketing in global areas. With many years of experience in food and industrial sectors Expert has deep and comprehensive expertise in basic food/cereal/carbohydrates, related science with strong focus on costs, technology, commercial solutions connecting technical and commercial areas including products, brands, IP, food safety, processing and related areas. He has Ph. D. in Food/Grain science, KSU. He held several positions including VP, R & D, Comm. Dev., Marketing, Technology transfer at Am. Maize/Cerestar/Cargill. He is currently an adjunct Professor in Food Science/Whistler Carbohydrate Research Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Specialization: Excels in connecting the science/technology to marketing and real world solutions, strategic marketing, portfolio optimization, and product/commercial development, technology transfer, and cross-functional team development among other. Provide excellent support to product portfolio management strategies, technology transfer, commercial development, market segmentation and business process improvement based on specific customer need/trend in global and local markets. Comprehensive global experience in transferring products and technologies globally, excellent insights and skills to develop technologies.

Brief Accomplishments:

• Successfully implemented effective plant wide process controls and streamline manufacture operations platform to manufacture deliver quality products cost effectively. Built cross-functional capabilities across marketing, R & D, operations created platform to design effective plant infrastructure and logistic for multiple products. Enhanced sales/marketing of high margin specialties by > 40% within 2 yrs. Global experience besides the US include assignments in India, South America and Europe. Build cross-functional capabilities and know how and to invest in correct manufacturing equipment, streamlined process and well trained people to produce great results. Patent portfolio management and expertise in patent evaluations. Saved > 2 mm/yr by enhancing process controls and technology transfer

List of projects past 6 yrs- clients remain confidential:

• Strategic marketing, supply and industry situation on carbohydrates project for a very large global consumer products company, market, costs, etc for potential diaper absorbent • Strategic review of sweetener, starches, hydrocolloids, maltodextrins, pyrodextrins • Strategic and technology review of corn dry milled products & bio ethanol • Acquisition due diligence support to global agriculture and food processor • Carbohydrates/starches as diaper absorbent – global consumer products company • Strategic marketing and technology of polyols by fermentation rather than hydrolysis & hydrogenation • Technology and detail market segments of biotechnology - high phosphate natural starch • Cycldextrin for encapsulation and control release, maltodextrins for matrix formation • High amylose starch in capsules and film forming. resistant starches and oligosaccharides • Patent & IP litigation expert • Market and technology review and scale up of corn flour and dextrin for a global client • Markets and technology review of sucralose, non-nutritive sweetener & erythritol – low calorie sweetener • Bacterial polysaccharide – soluble fiber, etc. • Strategic review of modified starch products, markets, etc • • Patent & IP litigat

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amylose

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baked food product

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cationic starch

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cereal grain processing

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corn syrup

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corn wet milling

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cornstarch

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enzymatic starch hydrolysis

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food anticaking agent

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food marketing

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food processing

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food processing quality

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food processing technology

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food product manufacturing

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food technology

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fructose

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glucan

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glucose

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gluten

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granular starch

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high fructose corn syrup production

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inulin

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liquid sugar

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maltose

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modified starch

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natural starch

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pectin

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polysaccharide

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potato starch

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starch chemical reaction

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starch degradation

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starch hydrolysis

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starch manufacturing

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wheat germ

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wheat gluten

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wheat milling

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wheat protein

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wheat starch

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amylopectin

Expert is engaged in health/nutrition and glycemic ingredient with control digestibilit for gut health & obesity are key issues. Dietary fiber is a vital component of a healthy diet. It imparts a wide range of health benefits and has been shown through research to support heart health, gastrointestinal health, diabetes, immune function and weight management. Organizations such as the American Dietetic Association (ADA), Chicago, IL, recommend adults eat 20-35 grams of fiber a day, however the average American barely consumes half of this amount. Fiber is an extremely important component of the diet because of the major role it plays in contributing to gut health, which is considered to be the foundation of health and wellness. He has in-depth expertise in Resistant starch and slowly digestible starch also essential to manage diabetes and prebiotic. Has presented and published in books and published in other publication on carrbohydrates, proteins, gut health, and dietary fiber among others. In 30+ yrs of corp experience and for past 7 yrs has worked with glocal, local and mid size to global companies.
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dietary fiber

Expert has comprehensive experience in Cereal Chemistry. Has published and a patwnt in Resistant Starch, Slowly Digestible fiber of Flours produced from several cereal grains. Most common source of flour is wheat flour, essential for making products such as bread, cakes, and cookies. There are different types of flours for bread, cakes, cookies and pasta. Flour has gluten the protein with unique viscoelestic properties essential for making products such as bread, cookies, crackers, tortilla, etc. Flour quality is determined by protein quality: strong to weak, etc. His PhD. was devoted to cereals and flour chemistry and quality. The expert has over 30 years experience in cereal and flour processing. In recent times with focus on health/nutrition, obesity, gut health, sustainability, the focus on mainsteram solution is important to control haeath cost. Food with heslth and diet can allow preventive health care, reducing the illness and health care costs. Staples such a wheat, corn. oat, feles, tubers, among many other worldwide requires connecting science to real worl solutions. I have very comprehensive expertise in very diversified global experience with global network of experts to offer solutions to the industry and specific cleient needs.
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composite flour

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corn flour

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flour milling

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wheat flour

The expert has in-depth experience in this area. As the term implies, the bulking agent provide bulk and satiety to food with lower calories. This is important in balanced calorie control diets. Examples of bulking agents are polyols, polydextrose, whole grain, and certain fibers. Bulking agent also offer many other gut health benefits when consumed in moderation and in balanced diets. Bulking agents are important for health and nutrition benefits offering controlled energy release and Glycemic control in diseases such as diabetes, heart health, etc. Bulking agents also offer important processing benefits.

Very in-depth and comprehensive diversified expertis/experience in many buliking agents such a flours, dietary fibers, sweeteners, sugars, maltodextrins among many others. we bring very practical solutions backed by stron science.

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food bulking agent

Many foods such as bread, cheese, meats, beverages, etc are produced by food components that are modified by enzymes. Many sweeteners such as syrups, high fructose corn syrups, maltodextrins and more recently health ingredients such as erythritol, tagatose, modified carbohydrates, proteins and lipids are produced by enzyme modifications. Enzyme modification of food components improves nutritional and processing quality of off components and foods. Enzyme-modified components are also important in non-food industrial products such a fuel ethanol, renewable biofuels, etc. Many food supplements, diet aids and pharmaceuticals are produced by enzyme modification technologies. He has over 30 years of experience in this area.
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food component enzymic modification

Foods are processed and produced from hundreds of food ingredients. Food ingredients are essential for producing tasteful, healthy and authentic foods proceeded and consumed as bulk and packaged foods today. Food ingredients are essential for nutritional and functional, processing aspects of all foods including the new wave of health foods. Food ingredient chemistry, technology and functionality is essential to manufacture and store foods. He has many years of experience with food ingredients.

• Strategic marketing, supply and industry situation on carbohydrates project for a very large global consumer products company, market, costs, etc for potential diaper absorbent • Strategic review of sweetener, starches, hydrocolloids, maltodextrins, pyrodextrins • Strategic and technology review of corn dry milled products & bio ethanol • Acquisition due diligence support to global agriculture and food processor • Carbohydrates/starches as diaper absorbent – global consumer products company • Strategic marketing and technology of polyols by fermentation rather than hydrolysis & hydrogenation • Technology and detail market segments of biotechnology - high phosphate natural starch • Cycldextrin for encapsulation and control release, maltodextrins for matrix formation • High amylose starch in capsules and film forming. resistant starches and oligosaccharides • Patent & IP litigation expert • Market and technology review and scale up of corn flour and dextrin for a global client • Markets and technology review of sucralose, non-nutritive sweetener & erythritol – low calorie sweetener • Bacterial polysaccharide – soluble fiber, etc. • Strategic review of modified starch products, markets, etc • Currently marketing 3 starch related reports, sold several globally Low glycemic ingredients and food formulations Obisity control & diets

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food ingredient technology

Food sweeteners are a class of nutritive, non-nutritive high intensity and low calorie sweeteners. Sweeteners enhance the taste of foods. Foods sweeteners promote the sweet taste buds in the mouth and promote consumption. Many sweeteners are produced for cereals, tubers and other plant and animal sources. The main sources of food sweeteners are plants; cane sugar, corn syrups and high fructose corn syrups are a few examples. He has experience with all different types of sweetners.

Comprhensive and diversified expertise in caloric, low calorie, sugar free and non-caloric sweeteners. Slow/control energy carbogydrates, polyols, etrytritol, Stvai among many others. Strong science, operations and marketing expertise.

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food sweetener

Food thickeners are class of food ingredients that contribute to food thickness, viscosity, texture, mouth feel and aesthetic properties to food. Food thickeners also enhance processing quality and stability to foods. Starches, gums and other hydrocolloids are a few examples of food thickeners. Food thickeners are essential in food manufacture, food formulations and consumption. His 30 plus years of experience is in starches and starch thickener processing.

Extensive expertise in food thickners, stabilizers and texturizers such as starches, hydrocolloids, gums, proteins, gellatin among many others.

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food thickener

Recently business, economics and manufacturing has become very global. National boundaries are no longer significant in the global trends. Products are traded, manufactured and sold from one county to another. Globalization has become essential part of doing business. When you buy clothes, home essentials, etc. they could be most probably made in China, India, etc. Global trade will become more dominant as we move forward. Financial and technology transfer globally is essential part of long-term survival and success of businesses. He can help you with globalization strategies.

The long-term competitiveness of any business, especially a manufacturing business, depends ultimately on getting its products to the market on time. The success of a company also depends on its product development capabilities and effective technology transfer to gain more efficient processing and a product portfolio advantage more cost effectively. Companies need technology transfer to enhance brand growth and market position, satisfy customer needs efficiently, gain a competitive advantage, improve product development, and lower manufacturing costs. Sharing knowledge and expertise contributes to these improvements. The specific expertise found in one group can often be effectively applied to another.

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international technology transfer

Strategic planning is a set of tools that are utilized to successfully establish and enhance business. It creates a long-term and short-term plan and tactics of doing and ensuring business success and growth. This specifically designates how the business will be managed, products/services produced marketed and measured as the business moves forward and prospers. It also outlines vision and mission of business or organization for success. It is an essential part of profit or non-profit organization.

Strategic Research Planning is a set of tools to plan and manage the research portfolio of a business or organization. The project portfolio approach and effective management ensures success in product, process, services, market and technology development to meet the market and customer needs. Clear identification of need, designation of research priority can successfully create products and services to generate profitable business and long-term success. This is essential in competitive global environment. The organizations can utilize out side resources to effectively manage this process. Having spent 30 + years, on four continents in several global companies, this is one of the expert's greatest expertise.

Excellent strategic project portfolip and product portfolio maangement fro small to mid-sze to global companies. Successfull commercialization of products and technologies worldwide. Sustainable ingredient local & global sourcing.

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strategic research planning


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Localities:
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;  South Bend, Indiana;  Gary, Indiana;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Food Technology, Nutraceuticals, and Cereal Grain Processing
Starch, Gluten, Grains
Chemical Engineering, Enzymes
Food Process Engineering

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1974   PhD   Food/Cereal Science   Kansas State University  
1970   M S   Food Technology   CFTRI, Mysore University, India  
1966   B Sc.   Agriculture Chemistry   Poona University, India  
1995   Strategic marketing   Marketing and business development   Michigan State  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

R & D, Marketing

 

Director

 

Consulting Business - Food and Industrial Ingredients. Product Dev. Commercialization, Technology Transfer, Platform (Mfg. Technology & Products, Global Business Development, Product Portfolio Optimization, Cost Improvements, Coaching, Mentoring of Professionals and Managers, cross-Functional Team Development, Connecting Technical, commercial and Supply Chain Effectively to Improve Business. Have worked with very small to large global companies to improve technical, manufacturing and commercial platforms. The companies are: P & G, Kellogg, Bayer (Germany), Manildra Australia) Milling, Griffith Labs among others, currently Adjunct Professor at Purdue University, served on the Management and Food Science Advisory Boards

2000 to 2002

 

Cerestar, Belgium

 

Technology Transfer

 

Vice President

 

Technology Transfer between USA and Europe in Starch, sweeteners and polyols. Product portfolio optimization, Manufacturing, inventory and supply chain optimization

1996 to 2000

 

Cerestar USA

 

R & D

 

Vice President

 

Managed R & D, commercial development & Technology Transfer. Manufacturing platform improvement. Very successful Cross-functional programs that improved specialty business Market Share by 50 % in <5 yrs

1993 to 1996

 

American Maize/ Cerestar

 

Marketing

 

VP- Marketing & Commercial Development

 

Product Development, commercial development and marketing. Commercialized high margin product and market share improvement. Developed products and process platforms

1987 to 1992

 

American Maize

 

Commercial Development

 

Director

 

Build product development and commercial development labs and programs. Very effective technology transfer and cross-functional team program with cross-functional management commitment/involvement

1978 to 1985

 

American Maize

 

Quality assurance and Process Chemistry

 

Director

 

Build quality and process Chemistry labs and programs. Built very effective product and process QA/QC teams and Process Development Teams. Improved manufacturing platform and costs.

1975 to 1978

 

North Am Plant Breeders

 

Cereal Technology

 

Director

 

Build Cereal and Biotechnology labs and programs. Built a high speed electrophoresis methods and technology to screen very large number of biotechnology material for crop and out put traits development

1974 to 1975

 

Continental Garin Corp, Curacao, Caribbean

 

Technical Service

 

Manager

 

Build Technical service and quality control labs and programs. Developed new products and improved technical service, quality and manufacturing platform to serve current and new markets. Implement effective training for operating platform and quality management


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Association of Cereal Chemists Int. - Director 2003-2006. Nominated to be a candidate for the President of Am. Assoc. of Cereal Chem. International - 2006 Adjunct Professor, Purdue University. Member of Advisory Board Management School Purdue University. Member of the Institute of Food Technologists

Licenses/Certifications

Several management level courses to continuously improve and develop into effective coach, leader and manager

Professional Appointments

Director and currently a nominee for President of American Association of Cereal Chemists;

Purdue University Carbohydrate Center for Research Adjunct Faculty Member of Advisory Board Purdue University Calumet School of Management

Awards/Recognition

Food Master Award American Maize, 1994 Several recognitions at Am. Maize/Cerestar.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Several publications in Cereal Chemistry, food/industrial ingredients, starch and sweeteners. Inventor, co-inventor and sponsor of several patents. Key note speaker at several technical and trade symposia, most recently at ISU Health/Nutrition Institute, May 2007. Publisher of very successful indiustry reports in carbohydrates, starch derivatives and sweeteners. Low-sodium salt patent

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Prepared Foods  
 - World of Food Ingredeints, EU Magazine  
 - Technology of Functional Cereal Products (Editor, Hamaker)  
 - Technology Management (Book Chapter)  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • 2003 to 2013: Starch Industry products, P & G;Food/industrial ingredients - Starch and sweetener optimization; Manufacturing platform developmentSlowly digestible starch for MondelezGelatine replacement, KraftModified corn wet milling, HFCS, etc for several clients
  • 2004: 1. Co-products Process, How to enhance Sustainability in Co-products utilization. Kellogg2005 - Resistant and Slowly digestible starch and carbohydrate Low-Glycemic Foods;Dietary Fiber - Gut health, GI and CHD;Oligosaccarides for gut health and CHD
  • 2005: Polyols products and markets, SPI Polyols-Process and QA improvement project;Manufacturing platform improvement;Manildra milling - Develop and commercialization of concentrates and isolates
  • 2006: Biotechnology of Corn, Industry Applications, Syngenta Biotechnology, Bayer Crop Science, Germany and Bayer CropScience, USA/GermanyTechnology platform development and commercialization;Strategic management of project portfolio;Cost-effective management;GRAS Petition of Food ingredient
  • 2009 to 2015: Expert - IP/Patent case - Carbohydrate nutrition, Dietary Fiber and StarchFood and Paper Industry applications corn Biotechnology, Bayer Crop Science2007- 2008, Bunge a Arriculture and food conglomerate - designed new process to produce corn flour value addedproduct and scaled up the process in plant.Several consulting projects with P & G, Kellogg, Bunge, Giract, DFI, Tate & Lyle, Grain Processing, etc. Publish starch and carbohydrates industry reports sold worlwide
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Hydrolized Portein.
  • Cookie ingredient food science expert for consulting on New Organic Food Product.
  • Expert in copackers of fried food for a cereal grain product.
  • Expert in Dietary Fibers and KOL's.
  • Fructose expert for consulting on pricing quote and opinion on sugar & sweetener market.
  • Starch expert for consulting on arabinoxylan production and application.
  • Expert for consulting on Establishing a corn milling factory.
  • Expert for consulting on HFCS Central America Feasibility Study.
  • Expert for consulting on corn starch slurry liquefaction and saccharification to glucose.
  • Manufactured food product consulting on a rancid food product
  • Food scientist expert arizona for consulting on Packaged food development.
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:
Has provided and participated in IP/Patent litigatrion of food ingredients & food processing / products of products and technologies. Supply chain issues of local and global companies, product applications patents, product safety claims. Has exdellentnetwork of associates to conduct patent search, investigation and trends for global markets.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on cane sugar litigation case.
  • Expert for consulting on flax flour milling/gluten contamination.
  • Expert in mineral oil product for consulting on determining whether substance is GRAS for use in particular application in food.
  • Food formulation expert witness for consulting on pilot runs and aseptic processing of a new food product.
  • Expert witness in enzyme fermenation for consulting on pre and post filter presence of lipids, protiens and fats.
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
1967 to 1968   Coca-Cola, Mumbai, India   Manage Quality control, Bottling Plant. Worked in manufacturing and QA teams
1973 to 1975   Curacao, Carribean, Netherlands Antilles   Build and Manage Technical Service and Quality Program Wheat Flour Milling. Very effective QA, Mfg. and Technical Service platform
2000 to 2002   Brussels, Belgium   Develop and manage Technology Transfer between USA and Europe Built very effective Cross-functional/cultural Global Program that improved new product and technology success. Developed a supply chain and inventory management
2005 to 2007   Germany & India   Effective support to manage technoply project portfolio commercialization of new technology; GRAS Petition Develop a plant infrastructure Develop raw material pricing and supply scenarios
2005 to 2008   Australia/USA   Support Prodcuct scale-up, marketing, positioning and commercial development of primary products protein concentrates and isolates and commercialization of co-products

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Hindi   Proficient
Marathi   Proficient
Gujarathi   Slightly proficient

Market Research:
Managed Marketing and Commercial development for American Maize; Market segment development. Commercialization of specialties that improved Market share by 50 % within 5 yrs. Excellent vision to build product and technology platform and R & D Project portfolio optimization/management. Strong industry and consumer insights from manufacturing to retail to consumers. Sustainable utilization of products across several industy sectors. Sustainable local supply fro global mat\rkets.

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:
Training/Seminars

Strategic Marketing - U. Mich; Dale Carnegie Instructor Team Building Leader Marketing leader Finance - Chicago and Purdue

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Review of raw-material quality, product safety. Building an efficient suppply chain platform. VP of QA/Food Safety/Supply Chain& Technology Transfer Cost effective and clearly linked supply chain elements to deliver products and services in seamless way. Saving cost by balancing the material and formulations with sustainable supply.

Other Skills and Services

Ingredient development for health/nutrition, obesity, glycemic carbohydrates. Build crooss functional teams/programs. Building technology, products, manufacturing and marketing platforms. Built several lab facilities; Managed Cross-functional teams and programs; Product development from concept to commercialization; Technology transfer and connect technical to practical commercial; Market issues. Have excellent ability oto connect science to real world solutions.


 

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