Linda Perucca is currently Associate Director of Global RD&Q Training for Kraft Foods Global Inc. Linda joined Kraft Foods in 1990 as a product development scientist and has held various positions within the organization with increasing responsibilities. Her roles have varied from new product development, quality improvements, and productivity margin improvements. Linda has also managed Basic Sciences Physical Characteristics and Intellectual Property Strategy areas. In her current role, she manages the Global Technical Functional Training Academy for the 3,300 RD&Q Organization.
Prior to joining Kraft, Linda worked three years for Schwan Sales Enterprises as a Product Scientist for the Tony’s Pizza Food Service Division. She holds a BS degree from Purdue University in Food Science and a Baking Certification from American Institute of Baking.
Linda has been a member of IFT since 1985 and has held several positions within Chicago Section and IFT. She is the past Chair of the Chicago Section IFT and has held various chair committee positions including Host Section Activities for the National Convention. On the National Level, Linda has been the Chair of the Section Committee and Membership Experience Committee that recently developed the new image and tag line for IFT.