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Work Experience

  • Consulting - helping people launch beverage, food and confection products. I worked for 20 years in the food and fragrance industry working for a global flavor supplier and also a 11B global commercial product company. I am hardworking and obsessed about quality. I can write you a formula and a process and help you select a manufacturer your formula. I work completely transparent and you will have ownership of whatever I am doing for you. I can assist at any point in development cycle.

    MAD Liquid Innovaton

    January 2008 - Present

  • Fragrance R&D Program Manager - Program Manager for Fragrance driven global cosmetic product launches. Focus on formulations, stability, claims, safety, packaging and costing. Gained R&D and commercial experience in Personal Care, Fine Fragrance, Home Fragrance, Skin Care and Hair Care within a Platform structure. Researched malodor and masking fighting chemicals through patent searches and technical research. Obtained exposure in a Global and Public Consumer Goods Manufacturing co

    Avon R&D

    January 2008 - January 2012

  • Senior Food Scientist - Specialized in product development for alcoholic beverages. Lead on Alcohol based projects with consumers for flavors which meet TTB and other legislative guidelines in addition to regional and global guidelines and cost structures. Cross category development with Flavor Creation, Sensory, Confection and Savory. Participant in sensorium, a multi sensory creative approach to building innovation for client specific products. Member of olfactive lexicon database creation.

    Firmenich

    January 2001 - January 2008

  • Food Scientist - Food Scientist for Beverage based products. Focus on formulations, technology, processing, nutritional calculations, emulsions, and flavor technology. Trained in confection, savory and flavors. Obtained exposure to the Flavor and Fragrance Industry.

    Dragoco

    January 1996 - January 2001

Education

  • Biology and Chemistry

    University of South Carolina

    September 1991 - June 1995

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