This webcast features prominent senior management from PepsiCo, Unilever, Costco and Cargill who will share unique insights from food manufacturing, food retailing and food ingredient perspectives.
Panelists will discuss how their companies are evolving their business platforms to respond to rapidly changing current events, such as consumers seeking more locally produced foods, growing concerns about the safety of internationally sourced foods and ingredients, and sustainability and commodity pricing.
Product Developers, Management, Sales & Marketing, Research Staff, Regulators, Academics, Students
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
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06/08/09 10:30 AM
1 hour 30 min.
Noel E Anderson, CFS
Christine Ann Summers, CFS
With 22 years of experience in the areas of food safety and quality assurance, Christine has been privileged to work with an exceptional team at Costco Wholesale during the past 18 years as Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance. Christine holds a BS in Food Science and dual Masters Degrees in Food Science and Quality Assurance. Christine is past chair of the IFT Quality Assurance Division and currently serves as the division’s Scholarship Coordinator and Newsletter Editor.
Dr Chris P Mallett
Corporate Vice President R&D
Chris Mallett was named corporate vice president of Cargill Research & Development in January 2005. His responsibilities include leading the R&D job family across all of Cargill, including both the Technology Development Centers (TDCs) and embedded BU resources.
Prior to joining Cargill, Mallett had an academic career as a Royal Society research fellow at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria and as a research fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra. From 1982 to 1993, he held various leadership and management positions in R&D in Europe at Unilever, the consumer goods multinational. From 1994 to 2001, Mallett served as chief of division, executive vice president and deputy CEO for CSIRO Australia, the nation’s premier science agency. In 2001 he joined the dairy multinational Fonterra in New Zealand as senior vice president of R&D and CTO.
Mallett is a member of the Board of Renessen, the joint venture between Cargill and Monsanto to develop added-value crop inputs for animal feeds. He is a past member of the Rabobank Advisory Board, Australia and New Zealand; Prime Minister’s Supermarket to Asia Board, Australia; Premier’s Food Industry Advisory Board, Victoria, Australia; APEC R&D Leaders Board; Food Science Australia Board; International Institute of Refrigeration Board, UK; and Prime Minister’s Deregulation Task Force, UK.
Mallett was elected fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 1999, and was the recipient of the Centenary Medal of Australia for contribution to R&D. Mallett, who is a Manxman, received his bachelor's, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Oxford University.
VP R&D North America
Stephan Habif holds an engineering degree in Foods Chemistry and Technology (University of Bordeaux, France) and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (City University of New York). He joined Unilever in 1994 and worked as a Scientist in Skin Research (NJ), as R&D Director for Skin Care Latin America (Mexico), as global VP R&D for soap bars (Brazil) and later for Household Care (Italy). He is currently VP R&D for the Foods and Personal Care categories of Unilever in North America.