J. Peter Clark Chosen as IFT Fellow

May 6, 2010


Mindy Weinstein

J. Peter Clark Chosen as IFT Fellow

Chicago, IL- J. Peter Clark, Consulting Engineer, was elected Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Fellow in 2010 for his contributions to the design and construction of innovative food facilities, his pioneering process research, and his contributions to the profession through his publications.

Fellow is a unique professional distinction conferred on individuals with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience for their contributions to the food science and technology field. The nominee must have been an IFT Member for 15 years and a Professional Member at the time of nomination. The 15-year member requirement may be waived by the Fellows Jury for those nominees who have spent all or a portion of their careers outside the United States.

Clark has led teams that designed and built award-winning plants for companies such as Post, Carnation, and Hill’s Pet Nutrition. He has shared his expertise internationally as a volunteer promoting food safety and processing under the USAID Farmer to Farmer program in Malawi and Moldova, and as a paid advisor in Albania, India, and Egypt. In addition to authoring two books and more than 40 articles, Clark has authored a monthly processing column in Food Technology magazine since 2002. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and is one of the few food industry professionals to receive the Division Award from the Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division of AIChE.

IFT has conferred the Fellow designation on a select number of Professional Members every year since 1970. A complete list of Fellows can be found on the IFT Web site at: http://www.ift.org/cms/?pid=1000287