Alumnus Noel Anderson, a member of the College of Natural Sciences Advisory Board, has been elected president-elect of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), an 80-year-old professional organization whose mission is to advance the science of food and its application across the global food system. Anderson’s term will begin in September.
Anderson received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in food science and has remained engaged with the university throughout his career. He served on the Food Science Industrial Advisory Board for more than 20 years and received the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 2011.
After spending more than 35 years in research and development, first at General Foods/Kraft and most recently PepsiCo, Anderson is now managing partner of Mosaic Food Advisors, which helps food and beverage start-up companies. Anderson has been an active member of IFT for 45 years and was elected an IFT Fellow in 2010.