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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.

John Lillard

John Lillard

John Lillard is a Senior Technologist in R&D at Campbell Company of Canada.

John received his undergraduate degree in Dietetics from the University of Florida. He worked for a few years as Manager of the Food Science Department at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, but a desire to develop nutrient dense foods at reduced energy costs led John to further his education. He moved from Florida to North Carolina and received his Master’s in Food Science at North Carolina State University with a focus on rheology. John has published papers in the Journal of Dairy Science, Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, as well as the Journal of Sensory Studies and received a patent for his work on cold gelling whey proteins. He now enjoys making healthy and delicious soups for millions of Canadians.

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

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