IFT SciDish Podcast


Host Bruce Perkin and guest speakers Danielle Gallet and John Robinson examine different aspects of water, and how to ensure water quality and safety. What would the current water shortages in the southwest U.S. look like if it spread to the rest of the country? Are water-related problems taken seriously? How willing are consumers to reuse water? Listen as the guest speakers answer these questions and more!

Danielle Gallet

Danielle Gallet
Founding Principal, Waterwell, LLC 

Danielle Gallet

Danielle Gallet
Founding Principal, Waterwell, LLC 

Danielle Gallet is a water resource strategist and urban planner with over twenty years of project and business management experience. She was the Director of Water Resources for the Metropolitan Planning Council in Chicago before founding her own consulting firm, Waterwell. Gallet is also an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


John Robinson

John Robinson
Partner, Mazarine

John Robinson

John Robinson
Partner, Mazarine

John Robinson operates at the intersection of technology, venture investing, and water/ wastewater. He has experience in most end-user markets and has worked across nearly every technology vertical. John completed undergraduate studies at Denison University and graduate research at Johns Hopkins University.

 

IFT Sci Dish Host

Bruce Perkin

Bruce Perkin

Principal Scientist, Robust Food Solutions LLC

IFT Sci Dish Host

Bruce Perkin

Bruce Perkin

Principal Scientist, Robust Food Solutions LLC

Bruce Perkin is the principal scientist and operator of Robust Food Solutions LLC, a food science-based consultancy that has operated since 2017, providing strategic advice and hands-on support to food businesses in the areas of quality systems and food safety, innovation, product development, and organizational design.

Bruce is a Certified Food Scientist, a Certified HACCP practitioner, and is a Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence through the American Society for Quality. He is also a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual under the FSMA regulations. He has completed Food Defense training through the FDA and the FSPCA. Bruce is a past Chairperson of the Dallas /Fort Worth chapter of IFT, and also a past Chair of the Food Service Division of IFT. In addition, Bruce is a part-time Adjunct Professor at Texas Womens’ University teaching NPD, Food Science and Food Safety to Culinology students.

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