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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).

Peter earned his B.S. in Food Science & Human Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), his M.S. from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in Food Science (Food Microbiology) and his M.B.A. from Fordham University (Gabelli Graduate School of Business) in Marketing & Finance.

In addition to founding and managing International Food Network, Mr. Salmon has held various research and group management positions at large multinational food companies, including General Mills and General Foods (now Kraft Foods) where he was involved with developing and launching several successful food and beverage products that are recognized and used domestically in North America and around the world.

Mr. Salmon served as Vice President of Consulting Services for Covance Laboratories, a global leader in nutritional chemistry, food microbiology and safety testing and product design and consumer acceptance testing. He is a life-time member of Phi Tau Sigma, the honor society for food science graduates as well as Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for M.B.A. graduates. He serves on the University of Massachusetts Food Science Advisory Board as well as the Cornell University Institute of Food Science Advisory Council. He was the 2012 Chair of the Institute of Food Technologists’ Packaging Division Competition Committee and twice served as Division Co-Chair. He served 9 years on the Board of Directors of Sensient Technologies Corporation, a multi-national publically traded company with shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and the world’s leading manufacturer of natural food colors.  He also served on the Sensient Technologies Scientific Advisory Committee and the Finance Committee. He currently serves on the IFT Finance Committee.    His education and career has included extensive world-wide travel and residence in England, Belgium, Switzerland, Argentina, Mexico and throughout the U.S.

Throughout his career, Mr. Salmon has combined technical expertise with entrepreneurship and hands-on international business management emphasizing the development and commercialization of innovative foods and beverages, dietary supplements, nutritional additives and related packaging and food safety matters.

Mr. Salmon is a U.S. citizen whose primary residence is in Ithaca, New York and secondary residence in Naples, Florida. He is married and has four children and three grandchildren. He is very involved in the Ithaca community where he has served as Board Chair for the Tompkins County United Way, as well as Chair and member of various United Way committees (Personnel, Finance, Planning) and Board member of various not-for-profit social service organizations.