Noel E. Anderson, PhD Managing Partner, Mosaic Food Advisors, LLC

Dr. Noel E. Anderson is a life-long R&D professional with experience in product development, quality, and regulatory affairs.  Currently, he is Managing Partner of Mosaic Food Advisors, a consultancy that helps food and beverage start-up companies drive sustainable business growth.  Previously, Noel divided his almost 40 year career between PepsiCo and General Foods/Kraft. He worked on many well-known brands including Pepsi-Cola®, Quaker®, Tropicana®, Jell-O®, and Post® Cereals.  Noel also served as Vice President of Research, Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Kraft Canada. Noel received three US patents.

Noel has actively participated in IFT throughout his 45 years of membership and was honored to be elected as an IFT Fellow in 2010 . He helped establish the Central New Jersey sub-section of IFT, served on the Board of Trustees for Feeding Tomorrow (six years), and was an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors (2016/17). In addition, he served on the Fellows Jury, the New Products and Technologies Committee (seven years, one year as Chair), was a judge on the Mars Student Product Development competition (six years), and became a Certified Food Scientist.

Having received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Food Science and Nutrition, Noel has stayed actively engaged with the university, in line with his belief that industry and academia, effectively working together, will best deliver a safe, healthy, and sustainable food system. Noel served on the UMass Industrial Advisory Board for more than 20 years, with 16 years as its Chair. During this time the department raised over $11 million to support its students and programs and its graduate program achieved top ranking in the US by the National Research Council.  He has been a member of the UMass College of Natural Sciences Advisory Board since 2016. Noel received the UMass Amherst Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award in 2011.  

Noel has three daughters and three grandchildren, lives in Stamford, CT and Westerly, RI. He loves to play golf, garden, and go on safari in Africa.