Stone voted next President-Elect
Bruhn and Nagle elected to Executive Committee

IFT members have chosen Herbert Stone to be their next President-Elect.

Stone is President and Co-Founder of Tragon Corp. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis.

He served as Department Chair at Stanford Research Institute from 1962 to 1974. He was also President and Co-Founder of Etel Inc. from 1978 to 1982.

An active member of IFT, Stone has served on a number of committees, including the Task Force on Electronic News Magazine (Chair 2000); Editorial Board of World of Food Science Magazine (Chair 2000); ad hoc Committee on IUFoST (Chair 1997-99); Publications Committee; Goal D Task Force on Strategic Plan (Chair 1998); Publications Committee (Chair 2001–02); Executive  Committee (Membership Representative 1994–97); Fellows Affairs Committee (Chair 1992–93); Fellows’ Affairs Award Jury; Sensory Evaluation Committee; Long Range Planning Subcommittee (Chair 1992–96); Task Force on World Sensory Net; Student Awards Committee; and Committee on Nominations and Elections. He also served as a Scientific Lecturer in 1978–80 and 1996–98 and as Associate Editor of the Journal of Food Science from 2000 to the present.

Stone is also active in the Marketing and Management Division, where he served as Chair, and the Sensory Evaluation Division, where he has served as Chair, Co-Founder, Alternate Councilor, and Executive Committee Member. He has also been a member of the Northeast Section and the Northern California Section, where he has served as Chair of the Section Coordinating Committee.

Stone has received a number of honors, including being elected an IFT Fellow in 1984 and a Fellow of the UK Institute of Food Science and Technology in 2001. In addition to IFT activities, Stone is active in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Phi Tau Sigma, American Society for Enology and Viticulture, American Chemosensory Society, and European Chemoreception Research Organization.

Christine M. Bruhn and Nancy E. Nagle were also elected Membership Representatives to the IFT Executive Committee for three-year terms starting September 1, 2003.

The Council previously elected Susan L. Hefle and Ellen Lauber to three-year terms as Councilor Representatives to the Executive Committee. R.B. Sleeth, Daryl Lund, and Bruce R. Stillings were also previously elected Members of the Committee on Nominations and Elections.

January/February JFS in print
The January/February issue of the Journal of Food Science is now available.

It features a Concise Review entitled, “Performance Specification of Time-temperature Integrators Designed to Protect Against Botulism in Refrigerated Foods,” by B.A. Welt, D.S. Sage, and K.L. Berger, along with 67 other papers.

The table of contents for the issue, as well as the abstracts of the papers, can be viewed and searched electronically at

Staff changes at IFT
New Hires
Theresa M. Gargano
has been hired as Marketing Communications Coordinator. Her primary responsibilities will be developing and implementing marketing projects related to advertising and exhibit sales, attendance promotion, membership recruitment/retention, and Web activities. She was previously with Kraft Foods in Glenview, Ill., where she was Product Information Analyst, and prior to that, Research Scientist. She has also worked with the American Dietetic Association.

Amanda K. Ferguson has been hired as Production Assistant for IFT’s scientific journals. She assists the JFS Production and Graphics Manager in the design and layout of research articles for the Journal of Food Science and other IFT scientific journals. She also incorporates authors’ corrections into page proofs, logs production actions into the database, assists in the reprint order process, and follows up with all other production requests at the direction of the Production and Graphics Manager.

Iwona Kossak has been hired as Staff Accountant in the Accounting Dept. Her main responsibilities are the entire Accounts Payable cycle, bank reconciliation (Operating Fund account only), reporting, and special projects as assigned. She was previously an Accountant for a network services company. She has also completed four years of studies toward a master’s degree in mathematics at Warsaw University in Warsaw, Poland.

Jennifer MacAulay has been hired as Staff Scientist in the Office of Science, Communications, and Government Relations. She is a nutritionist and will be assisting with various programs in the Washington office. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds a Masters of Education in Sport Sciences and Nutrition from the University of Texas.

Regan McCullough has been hired as part-time Development Assistant for the IFT Foundation. She is primarily responsible for tracking donations and generating acknowledgment letters to contributors. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2002 with an M.A. in Criminal Justice and continues to work part time at the Center for Research in Law and Justice.

Carole Hirth
has been promoted to Manager, Online Manuscript Submissions (Manuscript Central). Her responsibilities include working with JFS Scientific Editors, Associate Editors, authors, and reviewers for the complete electronic manuscript submitting and reviewing processes of the journal. She is also responsible for IFT’s two Web-only journals, Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety and Journal of Food Science Education.

Norajean Norkus has been promoted to Midwest Account Manager from her former position as Telemarketing Manager. An 18-year member of the IFT staff, Norkus’ responsibilities will include advertising sales in Food Technology, IFT’s Annual Meeting + Food Expo Program and Exhibit Directory, IFT Today: Meeting and Expo News, The Classified Guide to Food Industry Services, and exhibit space sales for IFT’s Food Expo.

Laurie Trentz has been promoted to Registration and Meeting Planner from her former position as Meetings Coordinator. Her responsibilities include managing the registration activities for the Annual Meeting & Food Expo and other IFT meetings.

Nutraceutical & Functional Food Buyers’ Guide available online
Food Technology’s 2003 Nutraceutical & Functional Food Buyer’s Guide is now on-line.

The guide includes product and contact information for more than 100 companies providing ingredients within 16 basic categories. Complete search capabilities and live links offer express access to selected suppliers.

To view the guide, go to

Strengthening the Foundation

Individuals, corporations, and groups contributed $642,550 to the Institute of Food Technologists Foundation in fiscal year 2002, 9/1/01 to 8/31/02. That is a dramatic increase over $202,040 in FY01. Individuals contributed $174,980 ($65,973 with membership renewals).

While most gifts were unrestricted, donors designated $71,857 to fund scholarships. Since the IFT Executive Committee is committed to providing $200,000 in scholarships annually, each contribution designated for scholarships is important.

Many corporate gifts in the past year were designated for the 12th World Congress of Food Science and Technology. The IFT Foundation Corporate Team raised $400,000 in cash and pledges to support the Congress. The Congress, hosted by IFT and sponsored by the International Union of Food Science and Technology, will follow the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago in July 2003.

Corporations also provided $11,900 in matching gifts in FY02. Do you work for a matching gift company? If so, you can double or triple the value of your gift by seeking a corporate match. For more information on matching gifts or IFT Foundation, contact Tekla Syers, Director of Foundation Development, at 312-782-8424 or [email protected].

Foundation Donors
The IFT Foundation Board of Directors extends a hearty “Thank You” to every donor that provided financial support in FY02. Each gift was important and deeply appreciated.

The following list includes the names of those who made cumulative charitable gifts of $100 or more during the FY02. We have reviewed our list carefully for accuracy. If your gift records do not agree with ours, please contact Tekla Syers at the phone number or e-mail address listed above.

$100,000 or more
General Mills, Inc.

$50,000 to $99,999
Kraft Foods North America
Lomi Foundation

$25,000 to $49,999
Archer Daniels Midland Co.
Cargill, Inc.

$10,000 to $24,999
Adams, A Division of Pfizer
Adolph S. and Janet H. Clausi
The Coca-Cola Co.
FIS-North America Inc.
The Gerber Foundation
McCormick & Co.
New York Institute of Food Technologists
Phillip Morris Companies

$5,000 to $9,999
Richard L. Hall
John J. Powers
Sealed Air Corp.

$2,500 to $4,999
David Michael & Co.
Frito-Lay, Inc.
Grocery Manufacturers of America
The Procter & Gamble Distributing Co.
Daniel E. Weber

$1,000 to $2,499
J. Ralph Blanchfield
Chef America, Inc.
Givaudan Flavors Corp.
Enrique J. Guardia
Haarmann & Reimer
Heinz North America
Hershey Foods Corp.
John H. Litchfield
James H. Moy
Nabisco Foods Group/Kraft Foods
George Purvis
Society of Flavor Chemists, Inc.
Richard F. Stier
Tekla A. Syers
Mary Wagner

$500 to $999
Bank One Corp.
William L. Baran
Century Business Services
IFT Nutmeg Section
Gilbert Leveille
Charles Manley
O. Robert Noyes
Mickey E. Parish
John Ruff
Sheryl M. Schellhaass
Mary K. Schmidl
Fred Shank
R. B. Sleeth
R. E. Smith Consulting
Danny Strickland
Herbert Weinstein, Ph.D.

$250 to $499
Steve Abbey and Pam Brick
Wayne Bidlack
Karl H. Brand
Gloria Brooks-Ray
E. Roxie Howlett
Dicki Lulay
Philip Nelson
Henry J. Peppler
Robert E. Ross
Skip Rosskam
Steve Serfling

$100 to $249
Nancy Abel
The Almond Board
Robert P. Bates
Denis Blais
Francis F. Busta
Mary Camire
Robert J. Carbonell
Michael R. Cernauskas
Bruce Chassy
Wen Sherng Chen
Walter L. Clark
Arnold E. Denton
Michael P. Doyle
Daniel Engeljohn
Sandra L. Frederickson
Ronald R. Gabel
Elizabeth Guarino
Don Hammer
Roy Hlavacek
Kenji Ishii
Lloyd T. Kester
Linda Kragt
Ching Loo
Susan J. Luenser
The Lurie Co.
Kenneth W.McMillin
Mark McLellan
Susan P. Monckton
Patricia A. Murphy
Stephen L. Nagorski
Sumino Nozawa
Donald Oberleas
Robert H. Olson
Michael O’Toole
Michael Patschorke
Elvira L. Paz
Linda Perucca
Robert J. Price
Erica Reiner
Sara J. Risch
Joe Regenstein
Edward W. Rosenbaum
Phyllis C. Rothrock
Jaime Rudolf
Yvonne Rudolf
Derek Sabow
John W. Sherbon
Claude Simeon
Daniel R. Sortwell
Michael Kevin Stanutz
Bruce Stillings
Herbert Stone
Thomas J. Szanajda
C. I. Tollefson
Thomas Zinnen

Thank you to 12th World Congress Sponsors
We also take this opportunity to thank the following sponsors of the 12th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, which will be held in Chicago, Ill., July 16–20, 2003.

Gold Sponsors
The Coca-Cola Co.
General Mills, Inc.
The Procter & Gamble Co.
Unilever Bestfoods North America
United States Department of Agriculture

Silver Sponsors
ConAgra Foods
Kerry Ingredients

Bronze Sponsors
Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Mars, Inc.
Southern California Section of IFT

Assistant Editor