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Technical Committees

Technical Committees

Technical Committee activities include preparation of papers and seminars for presentation at the Annual Meeting, preparation of industry manuals, quality guidelines and procedures, discussion of mutual technical issues new packaging and new equipment developments, etc. Much of the Technical Committees' work is accomplished by the members outside of the actual meetings.

Each Technical Committee holds a committee forum during the Annual Meeting. Committee forums are scheduled in groupings to permit participation in three Technical Committees, if desired. We encourage active participation by members in at least one Technical Committee.

It is most beneficial to ISBT members and to their company for the member to be an active participant in ISBT's Technical Committees and Subcommittees. This is where the work is done. This is where new voluntary guidelines and test methods are developed. This is where new ingredients, processes, equipment and packages are discussed. This is where issues are solved. To receive the most benefit from your ISBT membership - Be a participant. Be active.

There is a Technical Committee covering every phase of the industry.

Here is a list of the committees and their current Chairs:

Beverage and Ingredient R&D
Emina  Goodman

Emina  Goodman Company / Position: Archer Daniels Midland Company / Sr. Director PD&A ADM Nutrition
ISBT Member Since: 2010
What I Love About ISBT: I have been member of ISBT for 9 years and every year I am more and more delighted with growth, amazing program and amount of beverage professionals in one place. ISBT offers large Committee variety so if you are part of the Beverage Industry you can relate on so many levels. Every year I look forward meeting a new members and catch up with longtime Beverage Industry Friends all in one place. We have many competitors in the same room that would not normally talk and associate but when we all share the same industry problem we are all one team and one voice. We are also Global Team and we have a Global presence.

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Beverage Gases
Bob Yeoman

Bob Yeoman Company / Position: B&R Compliance Associates LLC / President
ISBT Member Since: 2014
What I Love About ISBT: The work done by ISBT serves to create a lasting legacy. Future generations in the beverage industry will use ISBT to learn from as they start and expand their career. Similarly, the ISBT Guidelines help guide and ensure the quality and safety of beverages globally. Helping to shape and create that legacy is personally very rewarding.

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Beverage Operations & Processing
John Mojonnier

John Mojonnier Company / Position: Mojonnier Ltd / Chairman Emeritus
ISBT Member Since: 2015
What I Love About ISBT: I have found the range and depth of technical information and experience shared by members at ISBT meetings to be both impressive and timely. Papers at General Session address state-of-the-art issues in tune with ever-changing industry needs and trends. Presentations and discussions at the Technical Committee level are always practical and enlightening, providing opportunities for networking with top technical leaders and professional growth. The supplier Expo offers hands-on experience, expanding knowledge of new technologies which improve quality and performance. ISBT has provided me with a breadth of industry knowledge and understanding available nowhere else.

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Packaging Technology
Lana Giddings

Lana Giddings Company / Position: Plastipak Packaging / Project Manager - Process Teams
ISBT Member Since: 2001
What I Love About ISBT:

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Quality
Matt Lecky

Matt Lecky Company / Position: Keurig Dr Pepper / Director, Sensory and Consumer Science
ISBT Member Since: 2010
What I Love About ISBT: The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) offers our industry a great forum to collaborate on the challenges and threats to our business. The best part of ISBT is how technically focused we are. Experts from across the industry are able to work together, share knowledge, network, and create change. The Guidelines generated from ISBT allow the industry to harmonize and focus. The programs and meetings are able to inform on key concerns, trends, and new technology which will drive us forward. Being able to develop relationships, both professional and social, here in ISBT is what keeps me coming back every year.

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Retail Equipment and Fountain Technology
Peter Zhang

 Peter Zhang Company / Position: PepsiCo / Senior Manager
ISBT Member Since: 2018
What I Love About ISBT: ISBT is a focal point for beverage industry professionals to meet and collaborate. The scale and diversity of the members are second to none and encompass the entire globe. Each year, people from all over the world congregate at the BevTech conference. During the year, various technical committees meet on a monthly basis to address current and most critical issues that the industry is facing. Being a member of ISBT, you benefit from the best of the best that the beverage industry has to offer. Through the annual and monthly activities, you will have the pulse of the industry at your fingertips and will always have a place to go to get answers to the most challenging questions that you may have.

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Sanitation and Microbiological Control
Bret Vastano

Bret Vastano Company / Position: PepsiCo / Director, Quality Assurance
ISBT Member Since: 2010
What I Love About ISBT: ISBT is an outstanding forum that brings together beverage industry leaders and technical experts to engage on important issues for the overall benefit of the industry. The output from the ISBT Technical Committees is a fantastic source of technical information that all of our members can leverage. Most importantly, ISBT enables you to connect with colleagues throughout the industry and build a strong network for years to come.

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Sweetener
Bill Kennedy

Bill Kennedy Company / Position: Carry Transit / VP of Compliance & Training
ISBT Member Since: 2007
What I Love About ISBT: ISBT is an international society of beverage industry leaders and technical experts that are able to work together for the common goal of educating and providing guidelines to the beverage industry. The technical committees are able to bring together members from different expertises providing the forum, which allows them to focus on timely international issues for the overall benefit of the industry. Being an active member allows you to connect, collaborate, and to share your ideas, having input into the continuous improvement of the beverage industry.

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Water Quality & Treatment
Sanjay Srivatsa

Sanjay Srivatsa Company / Position: Solecta Membranes LLC / Vice President, Food & Beverages
ISBT Member Since: 2011
What I Love About ISBT: It provides an informal, thought provoking forum where producers and solution providers can come together, exchange ideas, and further the cause of improving state of ART in beverage production. It also facilitates production of unique guidelines, assembled by industry experts, as well as several good refresher topics in the basics of Beverage manufacture. When it comes to beverages, if you have problems, you will most likely locate possible avenues to pursue solutions at ISBT.

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Objectives