Sara Langen

Nominees for IFT offices announced
The IFT Tellers Committee has announced that this year’s nominees for IFT President-Elect are Margaret A. Lawson and Gloria Brooks-Ray. Ballots were mailed September 2 and must be received by IFT by November 3, 2003.

Margaret A. Lawson is Technical Services Manager at T.Hasegawa USA. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in food science and technology from the University of California at Davis.

Lawson began her career in 1978 as a Food Technologist at Hunt Wesson Foods and later with Ralston Purina Co. She then moved to the Kelco Division of Merck in 1980, where she began as a Staff Chemist and worked her way up to Food Applications Manager. She then served as Research Manager at New Zealand Milk Products in 1990. In 1995, she moved to FMC Food Ingredients Division, where she served as Group Leader Product Development, Technology Manager, and Global Business Development Manager, before moving to her current position with T.Hasegawa

An active member of IFT, Lawson has served on a number of national committees, including Committee on Codex Alimentarius Activities (2002-05), Task Force on New Business Opportunities (2002-present), Nominations & Elections Subcommittee (Chair 2002), ExCom Strategic Plan Subcommittee (2001-02), Council Issues & Agenda Committee (2001-02), Executive Committee Member Representative (1999-2002), Awards and Fellows Affairs Committees ExCom Liaison (1999-2002), Task Force on Database Content (1999-2000), Publications Committee (1997-99), Scientific Lectureship Committee(1992-97, Chair 95-96), ad hoc Strategic Planning Process Committee (1990), Committee on Membership and Professional Affairs (1987-91, Chair 90-91, 89-90), and Freshman & Sophomore Scholarship Jury (1985-88).

Lawson is also active in the Southern California Section (SCIFT), where she has served as Councilor (2003-06, 1983-86) and been involved with the Student Mentor Program (2003-04), Finance & Audit Committee (2002-present), Tellers Committee (2001-02, Chair 1985-87), Annual Planning Committee (2000-03), Distinguished Achievement Awards Committee (2000-01), and Student Outreach (Chair 1998).

Lawson has received a number of awards and honors during her career, including IUFoST SCIFT Ambassador Sponsorship (2003), Global Exchange (Cuba 2002), IFT Fellow (2001), Scientific Volunteer (Mexico 1998), Best Practice for Global R&D (Chair, Wellington, NZ 1994), International Ingredient Symposia: Best Speaker Recognition (Shanghai 1993, Beijing 1992), UC Davis Short Course Faculty (1993), China—US Scientific Exchange Representative AIC (1985), Tribute to Women and Industry Honoree (1985), First Place IFT Graduate Research Paper Presentation (1979), Graduate IFT Fellowship, Ralston Purina Food Science Fellowship, and Del Monte Scholarship. She has also been granted 8 patents.

Gloria Brooks-Ray is Adviser, Codex and International Regulatory Affairs at Exponent, Inc. She holds an MBA in management from Fairleigh Dickinson University, an M.S. in nutrition from the University of Illinois, and a B.S. in foods and nutrition from North Carolina A&T State University.

Brooks-Ray began her career as a Research Chemist at CPC International (Bestfoods) in 1967. By the time she left the company in 1997, she had become Director of Regulatory Affairs and Nutritional Sciences.

An active member of IFT, Brooks-Ray has served on a number of national committees, including the Committee on Codex Activities (1998-2001, 2002-present), Task Force on Meeting Needs of Members with Worldwide Interests (2002-03), Executive Committee (1999-2002), ad hoc Committee on Policy Manual/Procedures Guide (1995-96), Committee on Nominations and Elections (1989-93, Chair 1992-93), IFT 50th Anniversary Committee (1984-89), Prescott Award Jury (Chair 1984-85), Awards Committee (Chair 1983-84), Committee on Constitution and By-Laws (1981-84), as well as several Award Juries.

Brooks-Ray is also active in IFT Divisions activities, where she has served on the Executive Committee of the Food Laws and Regulations Division (1996-99)and the Executive Committee of the Nutrition Division (1995-98, 2002-present). She is also an active member of the New York Section, where she has served as Councilor (1983-present), Chair Guest Night (1993-94), Section Chair (1991-92), Chair Meeting-in-Miniature (1988-90), Chair By-Laws Committee (1983-90), Awards Committee (1978-79), and Editor of NIFTY News, (1976-77).

During her career, Brooks-Ray has received a number of awards and honors, including IFT Fellow (1998), NYIFT Distinguished Service Award (1998), Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce Annual Award (1990), Ebony’s List of 100 of the Best and Brightest Black Women in Corporate America (1990), and NC A&T State University Presidential Citation (1991).

The Tellers Committee also announced that the nominees for Membership Representative to the Executive Committee are LeeAnn Jackson, Duane K. Larick, Marilyn A. Swanson, and Mark A. Uebersax. The committee also announced that Brian W. Raines and Pamela R.Vaillancourt were elected Councilor Representatives to the Executive Committee and Richard Hartel, Mary K. Schmidl, and Allison A. Yates (not pictured) were elected Members of the Committee on Nominations and Elections.

Fennema to retire as editor of IFT’s scientific journals, Lund to succeed him
Owen R. Fennema
retired on September 1 as Editor in Chief of IFT’s Scientific Journals, a position he has held since 1999. He will be succeeded by Daryl B. Lund, who is currently Vice Editor in Chief.

IFT’s scientific journals include the print and Web versions of Journal of Food Science (JFS) and the Web-only Journal of Food Science Education (JFSE) and Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety (CRFSFS).

Fennema became Editor in Chief of JFS at the time production of the research journal was brought in-house and has worked hard to make it the premier research journal it is today. Among his many accomplishments, he was instrumental in establishing the Scientific Editor/Assistant Scientific Editor review structure for the five sections that make up JFS. In addition, he wrote author and reviewer instructions, established a new section called Industrial Applications, and kept a close eye on editorial accuracy and production schedules, greatly improving both through his efforts.

He assisted in the transition from paper manuscript submission to electronic manuscript submission via Manuscript Central, and was also the force behind establishment of JFSE and CRFSFS. These two sister journals of JFS are published quarterly at www.ift.org/publications and are well worth exploring.

Fennema had a long and distinguished career at the University of Wisconsin before retiring in 1996. He served as IFT President in 1982–83, has received numerous awards, including IFT’s William Cruess Award, Carl R. Fellers Award, and Nicholas Appert Award, and is a Fellow of IFT, the Agriculture and Food Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, and the Institute of Food Science and Technology (UK). He has served on several editorial advisory boards and is the author of 200 publications, including 7 books.

Fennema’s successor, Daryl Lund, is Executive Director, North Central Regional Association of the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of more than 200 technical publications, 25 book chapters, 6 coedited or coauthored books, and more than 200 presentations. Lund served as IFT President in 1990–91, has received IFT’s International Award, is this year’s winner of the Carl R. Fellers Award, and is a Fellow of IFT.

Throughout his career as an educator and scientist, Lund has sought to bring individuals to the study of food science and has been instrumental in promoting throughout the world the exchange of information from all engineering disciplines as applied to food and food systems regardless of culture. He is also a proponent of good science for public policy and currently chairs IFT’s Frontiers in Food Science Committee.

Hollingsworth becomes IFT’s 2003–04 President
C. Ann Hollingsworth,
President, Better Built Foods, Carrollton, Ga., was chosen by the members of IFT to be President of the Institute of Food Technologists for 2003–04. She became IFT’s 64th President when she took office September 1, 2003.

Hollingsworth earned a Ph.D. in Animal Science/Meat Science from the University of Nebraska, then began her career as a research scientist at Armour Food Co. From there, she moved to a position as Research and Development Manager at Bil Mar Foods, where she was promoted to Director of Research and Development. She also served as Vice President, Food Safety at Keystone Foods before moving to her current position.

Her IFT activities have included Council Representative to the Executive Committee and Chair of the Task Force on Enhancing Publication Efforts, Carl R. Fellers Award Jury, Education Committee, and Freshman/Sophomore Scholarship Awards Jury. She has also served on a number of other committees and task forces, including the Finance Committee, Continuing Education Committee, Task Force on Fellows’ Awards, Task Force on Food Safety Initiatives, Basic Symposium Committee, ad hoc Committee on Professional Identity, Calvert L. Willey Award Jury, Awards Committee, and Committee on Membership and Professional Affairs.

She has also been active in the Great Lakes and the Cactus Sections, as well as the Muscle Foods, Food Laws & Regulations, and Student Divisions, where she served in various leadership roles.

Hollingsworth has also been involved in a number of other professional organizations, including Phi Tau Sigma (President and Councilor), American Meat Science Association (President and Member of Board of Directors), and American Meat Institute (Member of Board of Directors).

In her new leadership position within IFT, Hollingsworth hopes to help the organization continue to develop and evolve to meet future demands while maintaining its mission to advance the science and technology of food through the exchange of knowledge. She wants the organization to continue to improve its communication processes while taking advantage of technological advances, using the progress made in its scientific investigations as a bridge to greater understanding and collaboration in the global community. Strengthening IFT’s financial base through careful examination and ardent stewardship of its resources is also a goal

Stone chosen IFT President-Elect
IFT members have chosen Herbert Stone to be their next President-Elect. He will succeed C. Ann Hollingsworth as IFT’s 65th President when he takes office September 1, 2004.

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 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.

Once he becomes President, Stone plans to focus his efforts on increasing the use of the Internet as the platform by which IFT communicates with its members, working to attract new members, and increasing dialogue with international members and affiliated organizations.

Barmore receives Riester-Davis Award
Charles R. Barmore received the IFT Food Packaging Division’s 2003 Riester-Davis Award during the Division’s business meeting at the 2003 IFT Annual Meeting + Food Expo.

Barmore, Research Fellow with the Cryovac Div. of Sealed Air Corp. and Adjunct Professor in Clemson University’s Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition, has promoted the safety of food packaging, modified-atmosphere packaging of fresh-cut produce, and packaging materials for food irradiation. The International Fresh-cut Produce Association presented him with its Technical Achievement Award in 1995. He has spoken at the Division’s produce packaging and food irradiation symposiums, FDA’s Retail Training Branch food packaging courses, and at Iowa State University’s food irradiation short course. He has been actively involved in evaluating new food and packaging technologies for Cryovac.

The Riester-Davis Award recognizes lifetime achievement in food packaging technology. It was established in 1986 to memorialize Don Riester of American Can and the Food and Drug Administration and Rees Davis of Continental Can and FDA, who both helped found the IFT Food Packaging Division.

Kruel receives Sensory Evaluation fellowship
IFT’s Senory Evaluation Division awarded its Silver Celebration Graduate Fellowship to Toni Kruel during the Division’s luncheon at the IFT Annual Meeting in July. Kruel is a Master’s Degree student at the University of Missouri–Colombia. The fellowship was established five years ago at the Division’s 25th anniversary and is administered through IFT’s Scholarship/Fellowship program.

Abstract “help desk” available for 2004 Annual Meeting
Want to improve your chances of your paper’s being accepted for presentation at IFT’s 2004 Annual Meeting? Help is available.

A group of volunteers composed of experienced past authors from each of the IFT technical Divisions will provide that extra proofreading help that can make a difference. The Help program was established by the Technical Presentations Subcommittee (TPS) and approved by the Annual Meeting Committee. It is coordinated by Christine Bruhn of the University of California-Davis (phone 530-752-2774), a Past Chair of the TPS.

Those who would like to take advantage of the Help Desk service should first obtain a set of Guidelines for Preparation of Volunteer Abstracts for IFT’s Web site at www.ift.org or by calling the IFT office at 312-782-8424. The next step is to prepare the abstract according to the guidelines. Completed abstracts can be submitted through the IFT Web site prior to November 10, 2003. Requests for Help Desk assistance should be made at the time the completed abstract is submitted.

The Help Desk will evaluate the abstracts for appropriate use of English, communication effectiveness, and completion of required information, but the Help Adviser will not provide a scientific technical review. Contacting the Help Desk does not guarantee acceptance of an abstract, but it does provide comments to the author by November 20, 2003, which allows the author time to revise the abstract and resubmit it to IFT prior to the December 1, 2003, final deadline.

Those who would like to volunteer to serve on the Help Desk should contact their Division chair. The Division chair should then send Christine Bruhn (e-mail [email protected]) the name of one volunteer to serve as Help Advisor for that Division by October 1. Volunteers should not be serving as appointed Division TPS Review Representatives for the current 2003 Annual Meeting, but should have been a TPS reviewer in the past. The Help Desk will be provided with model abstracts and criteria for acceptance.


Correction
Spelling error corrected
The first name of the endower of the Stephen S. Chang Award for Lipid or Flavor Science was inadvertently misspelled in the 2003 IFT Annual Meeting + Food Expo Program and Food Expo Exhibit Directory and the IFT Today newspaper. The name is spelled correctly on the award itself, as it has been on all previous awards, and will henceforth be spelled correctly in Food Technology. We apologize for the error.

by SARA LANGEN
Assistant Editor