AACC International Rebranding Update
Dear AACCI Members,
In previous communications, I’ve shared updates on the branding process and efforts that have been underway for our association during the past year. I am pleased to notify you that during the meeting in London, we announced that the name “Cereals & Grains Association” was approved by a majority of the voting members.
A little more work needs to take place now that we have the approval from the membership, and we anticipate a full launch of the new brand and name by mid-2019. A transition plan is currently in development for outlining communications leading up to the brand launch.
The board is very excited to have this future-focused branding approved and underway. The impressive response and success in London are definitely a great sign of the next phase for the association! Thanks to all of you for your continued dedication and commitment to move AACCI forward! If you have any questions or suggestions in this regard, feel free to contact any member of the AACCI Board.
Laura M. Hansen
AACC International Chair of the Board
New AACCI Divisions Announced
The AACCI Board of Directors officially announced in London the addition of two new divisions: the Food Safety and Quality Division and the Pet and Animal Food Division. Each of these divisions hopes to help support current and emerging member interests and attract new members. Members are encouraged to sign up through their renewal forms to become active members of these divisions.
The Wheat Marketing Center (WMC) has announced the selection of Jayne Bock as its new technical director. Bock will lead WMC’s research and technical training efforts focused on demonstrating the value of U.S. wheat. Bock is an experienced research leader with a specialty in grain and flour quality. She earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in food science at Kansas State University and her Ph.D. degree in food science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She spent several years at the University of Guelph as an adjunct professor and, more recently, as global technical leader with Brabender Instruments and as a consultant with CHOPIN Technologies. Bock is also active in wheat industry associations, including AACC International and has coauthored an impressive list of refereed publications. For more information about WMC visit www.wmcinc.org.
Aigbe, M., School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, U.K.
Basto, D., University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Benavent-Gil, Y., graduate student, IATA-CSIC, Paterna-Valencia, Spain
Bohmdorfer, S., BOKU–University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Tulln An der Donau, Austria
Cannata, A., University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Carcea, M., IRAN, Rome, Italy
Daang, T. C., quality assurance analyst, Pilmico Foods Corporation, Illgan City, Philippines
Detzel, P., health economics manager, NESTEC, Vevey, Switzerland
Ferrazzi, I., University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Funkquist, O., innovation, Oatly, Lomma, Sweden
Gangur, V., associate professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A.
Grausgruber, H., BOKU–University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Tulln An der Donau, Austria
Gregory, G. D., senior vice president of business development, Western Foods, Decatur, IL, U.S.A.
Guilfoyle, E., R&D project manager, T. Marzetti, Columbus, OH, U.S.A.
Hong, M. G., Gachon University, Seongnam, South Korea
Joyce, G. E., graduate research assistant, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, U.S.A.
Kong, Z., CEO, Outsect Corporation, Oceanside, CA, U.S.A.
Larkin, P. J., CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Li, C., Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China
Miller, R., chemist, Ingredion, Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A.
Morantes, G., director of food safety, Buhler Inc., Plymouth, MN, U.S.A.
Nagel, E., president, H. Nagel & Son Co., Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.
Ozpinar, F., Pak Gida, Izmit, Turkey
Saibene, D., PepsiCo, Leicester, U.K.
Sakakibara, M., Fujimino-City, Saitama, Japan
Schuhmacher, T., Arbeitsgemeinschaft Getreideforschung e.V., Detmold, Germany
Seegers, S., technical operations manager, Bunge, St. Charles, MO, U.S.A.
Sim, Y.-E., Gachon University, Seoul, South Korea
Talia, M., University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Velazquez, J., R&D supervisor and chef, Ateeco, Inc., Shenandoah, PA, U.S.A.
Vercesi, F., University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Whelan, K., King’s College London, London, U.K.
Zorrilla, W., Earth’s Harvest, Manhattan, KS, U.S.A.