The Technical Advisory Board (TAB) is an assemblage of external and internal scientific experts which provides advisory and consultative services related to MGP’s product development and applications initiatives. This board also assesses the quality of the Company’s technical programs and methods to assist in identifying product and process enhancement opportunities.
John Floros, Ph.D., received his M.S. degree in Food Science and Technology from the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, in 1983 and his Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology from the University of Georgia, in 1988. His overall research efforts in food process engineering and packaging involve the application of chemical engineering, applied mathematics, and industrial statistics to improve understanding of the many phenomena that drive food processing and packaging...» read more
Paul A. Seib, Ph.D., attended Purdue University and received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering in 1958 and a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry in 1965. He began a teaching and research career at the Institute of Paper Chemistry in Appleton, Wisconsin. From 1970 to 2006, he served on the faculty of the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University, and currently serves as Professor Emeritus. His research interests include sugars, wheat and sorghum starches, resistant...» read more
Mark Uebersax, Ph.D., earned his undergraduate degree at Delaware Valley College and his graduate degrees in food science from Michigan State University. He specializes in fruit and vegetable processing, teaching and research. He served as Chairperson of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Transition Director of the School of Packaging at Michigan State University. His research publications emphasize fruit and vegetable processing quality improvement with a ...» read more
Don Coffey, Ph.D., has served as Vice President of Research, Development and Innovation since March 2010. He had previously served the dual role of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Research and Development since June 2009. Prior to that, he had been Executive Vice President of the Company’s Ingredient Solutions segment since November 2008. He joined the company as Vice President of Innovation in July 2007. Dr. Coffey previously spent 22 years in...» read more
Clodualdo “Ody” Maningat, Ph.D., is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in starch and protein science. As Vice President of Applications Technology and Technical Services at MGP, he performs an essential role in the development of specialty wheat starches and proteins that uniquely add value to consumer packaged foods and beverages, as well as industrial goods. Applying his wealth of knowledge and expertise, along with a highly collaborative approach, he works ...» read more