Certified Food Scientist and R&D Specialist
Dot provides leadership to our food technology and product development projects at the Rutgers Food Innovation Center, and is a Certified Food Scientist and R&D Specialist. Dot was formerly the Senior Director of Product Innovation and Application Excellence at Campbell Soup Company, and has over 30 years experience in the food industry. She has worked in leadership positions in Product Development and Quality Assurance at major global food companies. During the course of her career at Campbell, Dot led the development work on all Campbell’s Soup brands, V8 beverages, and foodservice frozen soups and entrees. She has developed and commercialized several successful new product lines both in the US and internationally. Dot served as the company’s first business quality leader, a liaison position between the business unit, R&D and manufacturing in a role that established quality processes and protocols for both internal operations and at co-manufacturers. Dot also worked closely with Campbell Soup Company's Strategic Ingredient R&D group and Procurement to evaluate and select their core flavor suppliers.
Dot started her career at General Foods as a food technologist and supported the development and introduction of ready-to-eat Jell-O Puddings and Crystal Light powdered soft drinks as well as supporting the existing Refreshment Beverage brands. Dot is an Institute of Food Technologists Certified Food Scientist and received a BS in Nutrition from the University of Delaware and completed the course work for a MS in Food Science at Rutgers University.