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November Meeting - Blue Mesa Grill

Thursday, November 29, 2018, Starts at 6:30 PM

Please join us on Thursday, November 29th for 6:30 PM at Blue Mesa Grill for our monthly meeting. We will be hosting Michele Perchonok from the national IFT to speak with us. Hope to see everyone there! 

VENUE: Blue Mesa Grill
ADDRESS: 14866 Montfort Dr. Dallas, TX 75254
DATE: Thursday, November 29, 2018
TIME: 6:30 PM - Meet & Greet
           7:00 PM - Dinner
           7:30 PM - Presentation by Ms. Perchonok
COST: $30 per person (includes dinner); Pay at the door by cash, check or card
RSVP: Please email Chris Beninate and let him know if you plan to attend to reserve your space
Michele Perchonok, PhD, CFS, IFT President

Dr. Michele Perchonok, recently retired after working for 17 years at NASA Johnson Space Center as manager of the NASA Human Research Program (HRP) Program Science Management Office. Prior to holding that position, Michele was the HRP Advanced Food Technology Project Manager and the Shuttle Food System Manager.  Prior to joining NASA, Michele worked at Riviana Foods and the Quaker Oats Company Pet Food Division. 
Michele has published more than 25 articles and 2 book chapters. During her nearly 40 years of IFTmembership, Michele has served IFT in over 30 volunteer opportunities, seven times as chair, and on theIFT Board of Directors. Her volunteer activities span Division, Section, and IFT Advisory Panels, Award Juries, and Task Forces.  Michele has also contributed to IFT in outreach activities by participating in IFT’s award winning first ‘A Day in the Life of a Food Scientist’ short film featuring NASA as well as participating as an IFT Communicator. Michele is an IFT Fellow, a Certified Food Scientist, and was awarded the Calvert L. Willey Distinguished Service Award in 2016.

Michele holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Brown University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Food Science with minors in Nutritional Biochemistry and Marketing from Cornell University.
LIFT Supplier's Night:
Did you know that the app can be used throughout the year to see exhibitor information/contact information? Check out your downloaded app or click here.

Technical sessions from Longhorn IFT's Supplier's Night have now been uploaded to our main website and can be accessed here

Annual LIFT Holiday Party - December 06, 2018
Have you RSVPed yet to our annual LIFT holiday party? If not, please email Chris Beninate at your earliest convenience. To check out about what's in store on that night, click here to see our previous newsletter.
November 15, 2018: New Professionals Social @ Bowlmor Lanes (Addison, TX)
November 29, 2018: November Monthly Meeting @ Blue Mesa Grill (Addison, TX)
December 06, 2018: Annual LIFT Holiday Party @ Great Wolf Lodge (Grapevine, TX)
February 21-22, 2019: IFT-Aggie Day @ Hildebrand Equine Complex (Campus of Texas A&M University)
Have a job opening? Please email or click here for more details about how to get your new opening in the next newsletter!

Pilot Plant Process Engineer
Tetra Pak (Denton, Texas)
Job Description: Be part of a small team operating a pilot plant for aseptic liquid food processing. Operate, maintain, troubleshoot Thermal Processing and related equipment: pumps, valves, heat exchangers, mixers, tanks, etc. Work closeley with clients to design test run parameters and meet their expectations. 

For more information and a complete job description, please click here

Carmi Flavor & Fragrance Co., Inc (Texas)
Job Description: Present and sell company products to new and existing customers in Texas. Set up appointments and travel to meet with potential and existing customers. Set follow-up appointments to keep potential and existing customers aware of the latest developments. Travel to trade shows nationwide to promote Carmi Flavors.

For more information and a complete job description, please click here

Senior Product Development Manager
Borden Dairy (Dallas, TX)
Job Description:Responsible for taking new, improved and optimized products from concept through successful commercialization by utilizing skills in formulation, company quality systems and procedures, product and consumer testing and translation from bench to large scale production. Conduct product validation and specification development for new and existing products.

Serving as the pivot point and cross functional leader, the Senior Product Development Manager is expected to manage and drive their team’s work across the functional matrix both within the product development & marketing team and across sales, supply chain and other departments to achieve objectives and business improvement.

For more information and a complete job description, please click here.

2018 - 2019 Longhorn IFT Officers

Chair: Bruce Perkin

Chair Elect: Chris Beninate
Past Chair: Felicia Blackburn
Secretary: Kallen Ly
Treasurer: Dick Metivier
New Professionals Co-Chairs & Volunteer Coordinators:
Ashley Bird and Cheyenne Cobb
Social Media Manager: Erica Hawks
Suppliers Night Technical Sessions Manager: Nitin Joshi
Suppliers Night Co-Chairs: Greg Hanks and Donna Henry 
Golf Tournament Chair: Madalyn Thibodeaux
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