Noel Anderson, Ph.D.


Noel Anderson is a life-long R&D professional with experience in product development, innovation, quality, and regulatory affairs. Currently, he is Managing Partner of Mosaic Food Advisors, a consultancy which helps start-up companies in the plant-based food and beverage arena succeed in the marketplace. Previously, Noel spent 19 years in Research & Development at PepsiCo and 18 years at General Foods/Kraft including serving as Vice President of Research, Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Kraft Canada. He worked on many well-known brands including Pepsi-Cola®, Quaker®, Tropicana®, Jell-O®, and Post® Cereals. Noel received three US patents.

After receiving his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees In Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Noel stayed actively engaged with the Food Science Department. Noel served on its Industrial Advisory Board for more than 20 years, with 16 years as its chairperson. His leadership of the Advisory Board aligned with his belief that industry and academia, effectively working together, will best deliver a safe, healthy, and sustainable food system. During this time the department raised over $12 million, and its Graduate Program achieved the #1 ranking in the US. He received the UMass Amherst Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award in 2011. In addition, he was a member of the UMass College of Natural Sciences Advisory Board from 2016 – 2020.

Noel has a wife, Katia, three daughters, and three grandchildren. He splits his time between Stamford, CT and Westerly, RI. He loves to play golf, garden, and go on African safaris.

IFT Highlights

Noel has actively participated in IFT throughout his 50 years of membership. He is a past President of the institute serving in the Office of the President from 2019-2022 and was honored to be elected as an IFT Fellow in 2010. He helped establish the Central New Jersey sub-section of NYIFT, served on the Board of Trustees for Feeding Tomorrow (six years, three years as Chair), served on the Fellows Jury, the New Products and Technologies Committee (seven years, one year as Chair), and was a judge on the Mars Student Product Development competition for six years.


B.S., M.S., Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst