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AACC International Installs New Board Members for 2009

St. Paul, Minn. (October 29, 2008) — AACC International installed its new leadership at the conclusion of the association’s annual meeting, held September 21–24, 2008, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Khalil Khan, president-elect, is a professor in the Department of Cereal and Food Sciences at North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota. Khan joined AACC International in 1973 when he began his Ph.D. degree research at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. He has been actively involved in various sectors of AACC Intl. including: an associate editor for Cereal Chemistry, an AACC Intl. Board Director (2003–2006), co-chair of the Protein and Amino Acid Technical Committee, chair of the Protein Division, 2003 Annual Meeting Program Chair, chair of the Education Division, and a member of the Membership Task Force. Khan also served as chair of the Awards Committee, the Thomas Burr Osborne Medal Committee, the Applied Research Committee, and the Young Scientist Award Committee. He is also a member of the Scholarship Committee.

Gerard Downey, director, is head of the Prepared Foods Department at the Ashtown Food Research Centre of Teagasc, Ireland’s Agriculture and Food Development Agency. His main research interests lie in the application of fingerprint spectroscopic techniques (mainly near infrared and mid-infrared) and multivariate data analysis to the rapid and non-destructive measurement of food quality. He has been a member of AACC Intl. for most of his working career and has recently been active on the Membership Committee.

Craig F. Morris, director, serves as director of the USDA-ARS Western Wheat Quality Laboratory in Pullman, Washington. A member for nearly 20 years, as well as a Fellow of the association, Morris has served three terms on the editorial board of Cereal Chemistry. He has served on the Fellows Award Committee and the Publications Task Force, and is currently treasurer of the Pacific Northwest Section. He chaired the Protein Division, co-founded the Asian Products Technical Committee, and served on the Biotechnology Division, the Approved Methods Committee, the Book Publishing Committee, the Program Advisory Committee, the Eagan Press Editorial Advisory Board, the Publications Panel, and the Cereal Chemistry Task Force.

Mary Ellen Camire began her term as AACC Intl. president at the conclusion of the annual meeting. Camire is a professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Maine. She has been an AACC International member for 20 years and recently completed a term as director. Camire has chaired the Nutrition Division, the Grants Task Force, and the Membership and Book Committees. She has also been a member of the Dietary Fiber and Starch Technical Committee, Dietary Fiber Definition Committee, Barley Technical Committee, the Publication Panel, and the Publications Task Force. Previously, Camire served Cereal Chemistry as an associate editor.

Other members of the 2007-2008 board include: Bernie Bruinsma, chair of the board, Laura Hansen, treasurer, Margaret Bath, director, Jan Delcour, director, Maureen Olewnik, director, and Sergio O. Serna-Saldivar, director.

AACC International is an organization of professionals who contribute to the research, development, and processing of grains and grain-based products.