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Advisory Council

The Advisory Council for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Food Science serves as an external advisory group to the Chair, faculty and students of the department. Members are asked for counsel and advice concerning programs in teaching, research and extension for the Department of Food Science. The Council represents the variety of stakeholders with whom the department, through its programs, interact. It serves as a two-way communication channel providing advice and counsel on those issues which the Chair brings to the Council and serving as a mechanism by which concerns from the stakeholders can be brought to the attention of the Chair.

Kristin Alongi

Kristin Alongi

Director of Portfolio Management, Rich Products Corporation
Kristin Alongi is the Director of Executive Team Planning and Governance at Rich Products Corporation, a frozen food manufacturer, in Buffalo, NY. She is responsible for fostering the development and heightened performance of Rich’s Executive Leadership Team and driving organizational change through the effective governance of the executive activities within the enterprise portfolio.
 
Tim Andon

Timothy J. Andon

Advisory Council Incoming Chair; Senior Technical Services Manager, TIC Gums
Tim Andon is the Senior Technical Services Manager at TIC Gums, Inc. He has more than 11 years’ experience in a variety of functions including purchasing, technical sales, business development, and R&D. 
Alison Bodor

Alison Bodor

CEO, American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI)
Alison Bodor is President and CEO of the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), the member driven national trade association that advances the interests of all segments of the $50 billion frozen food and beverage industry.
Jim Carr

James M. Carr

Vice President, Applications and Technical Services, Tate & Lyle
James M. Carr, Ph.D. has over 30 years of experience in the food and dietary supplements industry and is currently Tate & Lyle’s VP Applications & Technical Service. Before joining Tate and Lyle, Jim worked for Degussa Food Ingredients and was responsible for Global Marketing and Sales for the company’s BioActives business. 
Michelle Colban

Michelle Colban

Senior Global Brand Manager, Unilever
Michelle Colban is a Senior Global Brand Manager at Unilever, with experience in Brand Management and New Product Development. Her career experience spans across a range of CPG categories including food (beverages, soups, sauces, spreads) and personal care (skin cleansing, skin care, hair).
 
Nick Dokoozlian

Nick Dokoozlian

VP of Viticulture, Chemistry and Enology, E&J Gallo Winery
Dr. Nick Dokoozlian is the Vice President of Viticulture, Chemistry and Enology at E&J Gallo Winery in Modesto, CA. He also serves as the Research Chair for the National Grape and Wine Initiative, as well as an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Viticulture and Enology. 
Polly Foss

Polly Foss

Global General Manager, 3M Food Safety, 3M Corporation
As General Manager, Polly sets the strategic direction and leads the global 3M Food Safety business, the leading global manufacturer of solutions that help food and beverage companies maximize both the quality and safety of their consumer products. 
Andrew Gellert

Andrew Gellert

President, The Gellert Global Group
Andrew Gellert is the President of Gellert Global Group headquartered in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where he has worked for the past 30 years.  
Bill Graves

Bill Graves

Senior Vice President-Product Research & Food Safety, Dairy Management Inc.
Bill Graves is Senior Vice President of Product Research at Dairy Management Inc. He leads the product research program to drive innovation and sales of dairy products and ingredients on behalf of U.S. dairy farmers. 
Leslie Herzog

Leslie Herzog

Advisory Council Past Chair; VP of Operations and Research Services, The Understanding & Insight Group, LLC
Leslie Herzog is a retired Vice President of Operations & Research Services for The Understanding & Insight Group, LLC. During his career, he has worked on an extensive portfolio of products including soups, side dishes, peanut butter, frozen complete meals, and beverages (both tea and non-tea based). 
Chuck Marble

Chuck Marble

Advisory Council Chair
Chuck Marble is an experienced executive in the food industry, with the capacity of managing all facets of a corporation both domestically and international. He has over 25 years experience in the Food Industry, including Executive Management, Sales, Marketing, and Plant Operations. 
Douglas Marshall

Douglas L. Marshall

Chief Scientific Officer, Eurofins Microbiology Inc.
Dr. Marshall is Chief Scientific Officer for the global life sciences company Eurofins Microbiology Inc. and cofounder and Director of the Louisiana-based company the Food Safety Institute, LLC. 
Alejandro Mazzotta

Alejandro Mazzotta

VP Global Quality, Food Safety & Regulatory Affairs, Chobani
Dr. Alejandro Mazzotta was appointed Vice President of Global Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs with Chobani in 2013. Prior to joining Chobani, Dr. Mazzotta worked for Campbell Soup Company, McDonald’s Corporation, Pillsbury/General Mills, and National Food Processors Association. 
 
Casey McCue

Casey McCue

Director, Division of Milk Control & Dairy Services, NYS Dept. of Ag & Markets
Casey McCue is the Director of Milk Control and Dairy Services at the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Casey has been involved in the dairy industry his entire life. Growing up, he was deeply involved with his grandparent’s dairy farm in Lewis County. 
Kathleen O'Donnell

Kathleen O’Donnell

Chief Food Scientist, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
Kathleen O'Donnell started her career at Wegmans as a part-time employee in the bakery. Following her graduation from Cornell University (B.S., M.S.), she became a member of the quality assurance team at Wegmans Meat Center, focusing on product quality assurance, environmental monitoring programs and product development.
 
Ruth Petran

Ruth Petran

VP Food Safety and Public Health, Ecolab, Inc.
Dr. Ruth Petran is Vice President, Food Safety and Public Health at Ecolab. She provides technical expertise and consultation to internal and external customers on food safety and public health issues, by identifying and tracking emerging food safety trends and new control strategies. 
Erica Reiner

Erica Reiner

Vice President of Sales, North America, IFF
Erica Reiner is Vice President, Strategic Business Development at David Michael & Co., a global flavor house specializing in innovative flavor solutions for the food and beverage industry. 
Brad Riemenapp

Brad Riemenapp

CEO, FoodChain ID
Brad Riemenapp is CEO for FoodChain ID based in Fairfield, Iowa, USA.  He is leading the global expansion of this integrated food safety, quality, and sustainability company via strategic acquisitions and organic growth. 
Peter Salmon

Peter Salmon

President & CEO, International Food Network, Inc.
In 1987, Mr. Salmon founded the International Food Network (IFN) to provide advisory services to the food, beverage and supplement industries. He is a Certified Food Scientist, a Certified Packaging Professional, a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists and a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science & Technology (UK). 
Bruce Wolcott

Bruce Wolcott

VP Marketing, Seneca Foods Corporation
Bruce Wolcott is Vice President of Marketing for the Marion, NY-based Seneca Foods Corporation, which, at $1.3B in sales, is among the largest canned food processing companies in North America.