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Anthony Pracek

Anthony Pracek

OCIRC Chair ,Plant Manager, Ardent Mills Streetsville

Anthony obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Management at the University of Phoenix in 2011. He has 25 years of milling experience specializing in soft wheat, hard wheat and other wheat blends. Anthony is also a member of International Association of Operative millers and held Chairmen duties for the Niagara District from 2007-2009.

 

 

 

Gang Guo, PhD

Gang Guo, PhD

Director of  Wheat Research and Quality, Ardent Mills LLC

Gang had a PhD education in Food Science and Technology, PhD minor of Biostatistics, MS of Engineering Science and BS of Chemistry. He has 25+ years working experience in the fields of cereal chemistry, food science, and grain processing.

He is an active member of American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI), American Chemical Society (ACS), International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) and Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

 

 

Sunny Mathew

Sunny Mathew

Manager-Food Safety & Organic Processing, P&H Milling Group

  • Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry specializing in Cereal Chemistry
  • Cereal Milling and Quality training from Buhler Milling School - Germany
  • Over 30 years of experience in the cereal industry in different capacities as Production
  • Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Food Safety and Organic Processing Manager
  • Worked in the cereal industry in North and West African Countries as well as in the middle-eastern countries
  • Sunny joined Hayhoe Mills Ltd. in 1997 and the mill was later bought out by P&H Milling Group
  • Currently he has the P&H corporate responsibility on food safety and quality.
  • Sunny has been the Chairman of the P&H Quality Group involving all P&H Milling divisions since 2009.
  • Current: Member of Ontario Cereal Crop Council (OCCC) for quality and American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC)

Josh Cowan

Josh Cowan

OCIRC Vice-Chair

Manager, Research & Innovation with Grain Farmers of Ontario

Josh Cowan is responsible for managing the Ontario barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmer members’ investments and involvement in research. Josh has been part of the Grain Farmers of Ontario research team since 2012, first as a Research Coordinator and, since 2014, as Manager, Research & Innovation. Josh has also been Project Manager for the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance (CFCRA) since 2012, managing CFCRA partner public plant breeding research investments in barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat leveraged through the federal Growing Forward and Growing Forward 2 research investment programs delivered by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada.

Josh graduated in 2011 from the University of Guelph with a PhD in plant pathology and in 2006 from Acadia University with a BScH in biology. Josh was part of the Regulatory Affairs team at Syngenta Canada for one year before starting at Grain Farmers of Ontario in 2012. Josh lives in Guelph, Ontario with his wife and two young children.

YuLai Jin

YuLai Jin

Senior Food Development Chemist in the W.K. Kellogg Instute for Food and Nutrition Research.

YuLai Jin is Senior Food Development Chemist working in the W.K. Kellogg Institute for Food and Nutrition Research with responsibilities for cereal chemistry and applications.

Kellogg Company, founded in 1906, and its subsidiaries are engaged in the manufacture and marketing of ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods, such as cookies, crackers, savory snacks, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks, frozen waffles and veggie foods. These products were manufactured in 18 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries.

Joachim Baur

Joachim Baur

Joachim Baur, Senior Manager Product & Process Innovation, Griffith Foods Ltd.

Joachim is a graduate from the University of Toronto, department of Nutrition and Food Science, Joachim is celebrating his 38th year with Griffith Foods Ltd. Established almost 100 years ago, Griffith Foods is a family owned manufacturer of food ingredients, operating in 19 countries around the world.  Working with their retail and foodservice customer partners, Griffith enhances the taste, texture and appearance of the foods consumers love. With Joachim’s extensive experience in ingredient science and process technologies across the various product categories, he has focused on bringing creative innovation to the marketplace for more than a quarter century. His many patents and applications continue to provide substantial contributions to the business and deliver on the purpose of Blending Care and Creativity to Nourish the World. His achievements, combined with passion, mentorship and leadership, has garnered Joachim the prestigious title of Science Fellow.  He participates on numerous external technical advisory committees, is an ongoing guest lecturer at several leading universities and leads Griffith Foods’ global Coatings Centre of Excellence.

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Grimsby, Ontario
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