Scott is Vice President of Process Innovation, Sensory Sciences & Culinary Insights at ConAgra Foods. Prior to joining ConAgra in June 2010, he was Vice President, Research & Development, Quality and Food Safety at Barilla America, Inc. and was with PepsiCo for 10 years in various positions including Sr. Manager Hot Fill Packaging Technical Services, Sr. Manager Gatorade/Propel Product & Process Development, and Director Quaker Foods & Snacks. He also held process engineering positions at Nestle Research & Development Center. Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and his Masters and PhD in Food Science, with a focus in Food Engineering, from Purdue University.
He assisted in teaching and tutoring Aseptic Processing, Food Process Engineering, and Better Process Control at Purdue University. Scott has been very active in professional organizations and other activities throughout his career. He held multiple roles over the past 20+ years in IFT including Student Association (IFTSA) President, Student Representative to the Executive Committee (previous name for the Board of Directors), Student Representative to the Food Engineering Division, Student Representative to the Short Range Planning Committee, IFTSA Nominations Chair, IFTSA Strategic Planning Chair, IFTSA Long Range Planning Chair, IFTSA Symposium Chair, IFTSA Program Chair, Product Development Division Founder and Chair, Committee on Global Interests, Nominations and Elections Committee, Foundation Board of Trustees, Task Force on Strategic Development, and Awards Jury Member and Chair. As a graduate student at Purdue, Scott was active in the Food Science Club, served as a Judge at the Indiana State Fair Wine Competition and as the Alpha Epsilon (Agricultural Engineering Honor Society) Treasurer and Awards Committee Chair. Scott enjoys sports, especially golf, exercising, and spending time with his family.