Ray joined Prinova in 2016 to lead the quality programs for the flavor division. The department’s scope then expanded to include leading food safety and regulatory for Prinova USA. Currently, Ray is the Vice President of Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory and serves as a member on the executive team.
His responsibilities include leading global standard councils that develop policies and programs to ensure quality and regulatory compliance, sustainability and a food safety culture.
Before joining Prinova, Ray began his career with FlavorFocus, LCC currently known as Brookside Flavors. He held quality control positions and by the end of his tenure was the Quality and Regulatory Manager. In this role he was responsible food safety, quality assurance, quality control, regulatory and safety.
Ray received a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and minors in Biology, Chemistry, and Physiology from Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois, and a master’s of business administration from Loyola University – Chicago Quinlan School of Business.
Day 1: Oct 26, 2021
PANEL: Innovation and Novel Foods
How can we ensure innovation while keeping food products safe and compliant
R&D is essential to improving product offerings and optimizing consumer health. Products that claim to provide improved energy, better sleep and improved mental focus are driving product innovation – and higher sales. Create your blueprint to:
- Build an innovation pipeline that will design and align with regulatory policy
- Drive innovation while managing risks and ensuring food safety and quality
- Partner with regulators to ensure your novel products are compliant
- Create innovative products that build consumer confidence while complying with regulations
Build an innovation-based product line that is compliant and safe
Day 2: Oct 27, 2021