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Bill Graves

Senior Vice President-Product Research & Food Safety, Dairy Management Inc.

Bill Graves is Senior Vice President- Product Research & Food Safety at the National Dairy Council.  Dairy Management Inc. is the parent group to the National Dairy Council, U.S. Dairy Export Council and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.  He leads the product research program to drive innovation and sales of dairy products and ingredients on behalf of U.S. dairy farmers.  He is responsible for all aspects of product research including developing the strategic agenda, working with stakeholders to set national priorities, and providing oversight for the National Dairy Foods Research Center program. 

Bill has over 30 years of industry experience in R&D, Quality, and Innovation working at Kraft Foods leading and commercializing a large number of food and beverage innovations in more than 10 different categories. 

Bill received his undergraduate degree in Food Science at Cornell University, M.S. in Food Science at Rutgers University and M.B.A. from New York University.