Chris Findlay, PhD, CFS Chairman, Compusense, Inc.

Chris Findlay

In 1986, Chris Findlay founded Compusense Inc. and continues to serve as its Chairman. The company has become a world leader in sensory and consumer science, with a focus on software development and a dynamic contract and independent research program.

Dr. Findlay has been an active member of the Institute of Food Technology since 1978 and is a past Chair of the Sensory Evaluation Division. In 2011, he was honored with the Institute of Food Technology Inaugural Award for Achievement in Sensory and Consumer Science. In 2012, he received the Sensory and Consumer Sciences Award for Outstanding Service. He is also involved in the American Society for Testing Materials E-18 Committee, Society of Sensory Professionals and Sensometrics organizations. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology. He has taught Sensory Evaluation as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Food Science of the University of Guelph and has lectured and consulted internationally on a wide range of sensory subjects. Dr. Findlay has also held adjunct faculty appointments to the Departments of Food Science and Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Guelph.

He holds a B.Sc. Chemistry, from Concordia, Montreal and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Guelph. He holds 7 patents, has published over 50 refereed scientific papers and has contributed to four books on sensory science.

Dr. Findlay is passionate about applying reliable sensory science and consumer research to help food developers make evidence-based decisions. The goal is to deliver exceptional products that will delight consumers and nourish the world.