Kannapolis, NC and Palmyra, WI – In order to continue to shape the company’s research and development strategy and drive its execution, Standard Process has named Gene Ford its new Vice President of Research and Development. In his new role, Gene will also serve as the leader of the Standard Process Nutrition Innovation Center.
“Standard Process prides itself on innovation, and we were looking for someone who had the experience and expertise to fill this very important role,” Charlie DuBois, President & CEO of Standard Process, said in a press release. “We’re confident that Gene is a leader who will help take our company to a new level.”
Gene brings decades of experience within the food industry and has a well-established background of leading scientific and technical teams. His background includes more than 20 years with Campbell Soup Company, more than 10 years at Nestlé, and a number of high-level R&D leadership roles. He also brings experience in process development, product development, developing technology platforms, and developing R&D strategy. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering from Michigan State University as well as a Master’s Degree of Technology Management from University of Pennsylvania.
“I look forward to working with the team to help the company keep moving forward,” Ford said. “Together, we can achieve success.”