Passionate and successful food industry R&D leader with expertise in driving and supporting innovation, delivering successful results.  Experienced in multiple food categories from formulation to commercialization, managing teams, projects and client/vendor relationships.

• 15 years leading and developing food and beverage products (baked goods, frozen foods and beverages)
• Developed new platforms for  Beverages – A line of Iced Tea and Hispanic inspired carbonated soft drinks
• Functioned as NA Line Information Manager in the development, training, testing, and cut-over/go live of a new SAP-PLM application used by all cross-functional departments
• BS in Dietetics Nutrition from University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI
• MS in Food Science from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
• MBA from Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI

Ideal position
• Manager, Sr. Manager, Director R&D, Quality, and Operations
• Northeast area: Primarily CT, Providence, RI, and Boston, MA

Meet Your Recruiter

Nancy Furgason

Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group. Nancy brings unparalleled marketplace knowledge and food industry expertise gained from relationships built over 20 years of executive recruiting at Kinsa. An alum of MATC, she is regularly requested and acclaimed for her ability to identify and place top talent at Kinsa’s food and beverage processing company clients.
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