CIFS-IPP Executive Board

The CIFS-IPP Executive Board serves a stewardship role by guiding the program to ensure that it best meets industry needs. The Board meets once a year at the Cornell Food Systems Global Summit.

All Gold-level Partners have company representation on the CIFS-IPP Board.

Jeff Boutelle

Beech-Nut Nutrition Company

Jeff began his career as an accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick in Cincinnati.  After graduate school, Jeff returned to Cincinnati with Procter & Gamble where he served in a variety of roles on well-known brands such as Charmin, Puffs and Pampers. Read more

John Johnson

John Johnson

Continuous Improvement Engineer

Baldwin Richardson Foods

John Johnson is the Continuous Improvement Engineer for Baldwin Richardson Foods, a leading manufacturer of specialty products for the food industry, including sauces, condiments, beverage and pancake syrups, dessert toppings and specialty fillings. Read more

Hasmukh Patel

Hasmukh Patel

Senior Principal Scientist and Section Manager, Dairy Foods Research and Development

Land O’ Lakes, Inc

Dr. Hasmukh Patel is a Senior Principal Scientist and Section Manager, Dairy Foods R&D at Land O’ Lakes, Inc. Dr. Patel has nearly 20 years of valuable experience working in dairy and food industry as well as in Academia. Read more

William Strassburg

Wegmans Food Markets Inc.

Bill Strassburg joined Wegmans in 1977. Bill has worked in marketing research, pricing, special promotions, marketing, real estate, operations, special projects, and strategic planning for Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council and FLX Food. Read more

Mike J. Suever

Mike J. Suever

Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Engineering and Procurement

HP Hood LLC

Mike Suever is Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Engineering and Procurement at HP Hood LLC, headquartered in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Read more