RutgersX has assembled a talented team of mentors to support our cohort of food industry entrepreneurs. Our staff brings a wealth of experiences in a wide array of functional areas including: business strategy, marketing, sales, distribution, communications, consumer research, sensory analysis, culinary innovation, technology assessment, product and process development, and quality assurance and food safety. Together, our diverse team has over 300 years of experience in the food industry and we put our talent to work for client companies in our RutgersX Accelerator Program and our Rutgers Food Innovation Center incubation program.
Our RutgersX mentoring team is listed below, and biographies of our team members can be found by clicking over each of their names.
Founder, RutgersX; Director, Rutgers Food Innovation Center;
Associate Director, Business Development
Associate Director, Food Technology
Donna F Schaffner
Associate Director, Food Safety, Quality Assurance & Training
Robert C. Reitnauer Sr.
Senior Manager, Facilities, Production Planning, and Compliance
Senior Manager, Client Services
Special Projects Director; Marketing and Communications Specialist
Certified Food Scientist and R&D Specialist
Plant and Process Engineering Specialist