Robert E. Ross Chosen as IFT Fellow

May 6, 2010


Mindy Weinstein

Robert E. Ross Chosen as IFT Fellow

Chicago, IL- Robert E. Ross, President, Business and Technical Consulting LLC, was elected Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Fellow in 2010 for his contributions to the food industry in creating and growing businesses globally by the development and exchange of new products and technologies.

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.

Dr. Ross brings a combination of strong management abilities and technical expertise to bear on a wide range of disciplines across the product development process, which has garnered him multiple awards for marketing and innovation within the food industry. He holds 15 patents for innovative technology, and has applied food science principles to help identify, develop, and introduce more than 600 new food products for companies such as Nestle, Pepperidge Farm (Div. Campbell Soup), Nabisco and Hunt-Wesson.  His service to IFT includes being an IFT Foundation Board member and Chair of the Nutmeg Section.  He is currently Chair of the Product Development Division and a member of the Foodservice and Nutrition Divisions.

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: