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Executive Board 2016-2017

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Sieg Mueller

Sieg Mueller

Board Position: President
Company / Position: Analytical Science and Technologies Group Inc.
ISBT Member Since: 2004
What I Love About ISBT: No other professional society has the depth and breadth of technical leaders as compared to ISBT. As an executive for a small company, I have the opportunity to collaborate with global leaders in the beverage industry, and often find our involvement has an immediate impact on technical, scientific and regulatory issues. As an active member, I've experienced significant personal and professional growth, an attribute common amongst members of the society.
Gary Robson

Gary Robson

Board Position: 1st Vice President
Company / Position: Unisensor / Head of Beverage Gases Analytical Systems
ISBT Member Since: 2001
What I Love About ISBT: The society provides the place to meet and network with the beverage industry's top technologists, it provides the most relevant and up to date information on issues and hot topics. The technology expo is where the industry's important vendors launch their latest products. I value the ISBT and what it does for me, since joining the society I have engaged with the Technical Committees and the International groups. I have served two terms on the board of directors and currently the society's 1st Vice President.
Manus Mitchell

Manus Mitchell

Board Position: 2nd Vice President
Company / Position: PepsiCo / Director, Food Safety & Quality Design
ISBT Member Since: 2002
What I Love About ISBT: Old friends, new friends, learning new things I can apply in my day job!
Cloeann Durham

Cloeann Durham

Board Position: Immediate Past President
Company / Position: Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated / Sr. Director Quality
ISBT Member Since: 2003
What I Love About ISBT: ISBT is the technical organization that offers a unique experience for anyone who joins. Our technical knowledge and leadership within the beverage industry is generated by the technical committees and their work on trending topics. The uniqueness is seen upon first contact when the industry professionals share and work together without conflict of competing businesses to influence industry positively. My time with the ISBT has been one of learning, leadership development, and industry contacts that cannot be measured. I look forward to continue the work with the teams as the industry continues to engage technology, regulatory changes and consumer interests.
Larry Hobbs

Larry Hobbs

Board Position: Executive Director
Company / Position: ISBT
ISBT Member Since: 1979
What I Love About ISBT: I found early in my career that the network of contacts in ISBT and the information that I got from the programs at BevTech were an asset that I couldn't find anywhere else. Presenting papers and working in and with the Technical Committees made me a better manager and boosted my value to my company. Most important of all though, it was and remains, fun.
Stefanie Ringo

Stefanie M. Ringo

Board Position: Treasurer
Company / Position: Cargill, Inc. / Technical Services Director, CTS AMCAS
ISBT Member Since: 1996
What I Love About ISBT: ISBT has been a tremendous resource to me through-out my career. Our collaborative culture provides access to top-notch professionals who make accountability to their profession, and the industry, a top priority. I appreciate the expertise and talent of our membership, and always look forward to re-connecting at BevTech!

Board of Directors

Jim Barker

Jim Barker

Company / Position: Niagara Bottling / Sr. Quality Assurance Manager (Regional)
ISBT Member Since: 2009
What I Love About ISBT: Ability to network with the quality professionals in the industry. Training and education for those individuals who wish to grow their knowledge and continuously improve the quality of beverages.
Sal Calandra

Sal Calandra

Company / Position: Linde North America, Inc. / Head of Quality & Food Safety
ISBT Member Since: 2005
What I Love About ISBT: I love the fact that technical people from many industries, and from across the globe, come together and develop guidelines that improve the beverage industry. The diversity of thought really strengthens the publications usefulness. Over time I have learned the value of having customers and suppliers collaborating to balance the guidelines in a way that benefits everyone in the industry.
Alicia Certucha

Alicia Certucha

Company / Position: Sucroliq / Operations Manager
ISBT Member Since: 2009
What I Love About ISBT: What I love about ISBT is the opportunity that I have had to meet so many new and interesting people with so much experience in the industry. It is great to go to a meeting each year and see familiar faces but also new members and to know that the society keeps growing. I love the combination between technical sessions and networking events that definitely make ISBT a unique Society.
Elke Kohler

Elke Kohler

Company / Position: BioMérieux / Global Strategic Account Manager
ISBT Member Since: 2010
What I Love About ISBT: The ISBT is a great place to exchange with experts of the industry, to expand knowledge and as well understand better the hot topics and needs of the beverage industry. During all Bevtech meetings and also outside the meetings I was able to network with experts in the industry to get advice, grow my knowledge and develop my skills.
Maria Piedad Lopez

Maria Piedad Lopez

Company / Position: Pepsico / R&D QA Senior Manager
ISBT Member Since: 2011
What I Love About ISBT: what I love about ISBT is that is a wonderful society where I feel at home my professional and personal interests, where I can easily collaborate with professionals across the globe. It is a special society where competitors in the market become partners in the betterment of the industry as a whole, where diverse voices will be heard to share what we know, where we can learn and have fun along the way. I have been honoured to meet a lot of wonderful and highly skilled professionals in different areas of the industry. Many of them I am happy to call my friends. I have learned along the way with ISBT, increasing my knowledge of the industry and ISBT has enormously enhanced my professional network.
Kathy Magee

Kathy Magee

Company / Position: Lancer
ISBT Member Since: 2012
What I Love About ISBT: The Society provides the forum to network with other industry professionals, stay abreast of upcoming industry trends and threats, and a great opportunity to be proactive and shape the industry by writing practical guidelines for our member's use.
Michon Mitchell

Michon Mitchell

Company / Position: The Coca-Cola Company / Director of Strategic Initiatives and Planning (Quality, Safety and Environment)
ISBT Member Since: 2013
What I Love About ISBT: I love the opportunity to learn about the newest happenings in the beverage industry and making sure my company has input into the development of industry guidelines.
Michelle Parikh

Michelle Parikh

Company / Position: Materials Engineering and Packaging, LLC / President
ISBT Member Since: 2004
What I Love About ISBT: I joined ISBT looking to answer the question, "What is an energy drink?" I found my answer very quickly but what keeps be coming back is the opportunity to collaborate with other members to address the shared issues in our industry. Every time I attend a meeting, I have increased the knowledge and understanding of at least one fellow member, and I have learned something new.
Jim Post

Jim Post

Company / Position: Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
ISBT Member Since: 2013
Sally Potter

Sally Potter, Past President

Company / Position: Beverage Consulting
ISBT Member Since: 2000
What I Love About ISBT: I love keeping in touch with the latest industry news, I love knowing people who can answer questions about anything in the industry, I love that other people are also willing to volunteer their time to improve the industry for the benefit of everyone. ISBT is unique in the beverage industry and offers opportunities for anyone willing to participate.
Ron Puvak

Ron Puvak, Past President

Company / Position: Plastic Technologies Inc. / Director of Marketing and New Business Development
ISBT Member Since: 2002
What I Love About ISBT: The collaboration and networking makes this group unique and have helped me immensely in my career. It is great group of people to work with!
Brian Stegmann

Brian Stegmann, Past President

Company / Position: Ingredion
ISBT Member Since: 1998
What I Love About ISBT: For me, this organization has been a great experience. When I started attending the ISBT, many of the board members reached out to me to get me engaged into the technical committees. One board member, Tom Leitch, told me that I will get out what I put into it and he was right. The strength of our organization is our people and how our members work together to develop guidelines and practices that help improve the industry. I have learned a great deal and developed many friendships. Joining the board, becoming part of the Executive Board, serving as President, has help me both personally and professional. It has given me a much better understanding of the beverage industry. I am excited about our new ISBT Institute program. This program will help both our new and old members gain important knowledge that they can take back to their jobs and further show the industry that we are the premier beverage organization. As a former president, I look forward in helping our membership and giving back as Tom did to me.

ISBT Office

Dave Beebe

Dave Beebe

Company / Position: Madeleine Crouch & Company / Senior Account Executive