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ABOUT US

MEET
OUR TEAM

 

who are we?

  • The Food Industry's Most Exciting & Dynamic Networking Group

  • 10 Consecutive Years of Record Growth & "Section of Excellence"

  • Our "Suppliers Night" Food Industry Expo routinely sells out with 100's of Exhibitors from all over the country 

  • Not a community of only scientists: members come from Purchasing, Sales, Supply Chain, and more!  

  • Join Us at any of our 5 Annual Events!

  • Connect with Us:  Email List HERE or Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT.org) is a global community advancing the business and science of food. The IFT Florida Section connects 500+ members across Florida with other food professionals, sharing knowledge and developing relationships.

To join IFT: CLICK HERE

 

OUR TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS

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Russ Widger

President

solitsocial.com

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Ariana Frangos

Past-President

Customer Development Manager

Caldic, USA

  • Ariana Frangos
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Hunter Prater

President-Elect

Executive Recruiting Manager at Jobot

  • Hunter Prater Staffing
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Aaron Huckabee

Treasurer

Director of Sales, Eurofins Technologies North America

  • Aaron Huckabee
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Marika Lodle

Secretary

Food Scientist

The National Food Lab, Inc.

  • Marika Lodle
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Luis Martinez

Suppliers Night Chair

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Vice President, Research & Innovation

Rubix Foods

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Paulina Widger

South Florida Coordinator

Director of Sales, Human Nutrition

Barentz

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William Melnyczenko, Q Laboratories

William Melnyczenko

Member at Large

Digital Solutions at

Mérieux NutriSciences

  • William Melnyczenko LinkedIn
John Chambers, AIC

John Chambers

Golf Outing Coordinator

Product Management & Technical Support at AIC

  • LinkedIn
Round Podium

Open Position

Member at Large

  • Sharim Lane Bloomin Brands
Beige Podium

Open Position

Member at Large

  • LinkedIn
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Marisabel Martinez

Suppliers Night Coordinator

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Carolina Krivoy

Student Representative

UF Food Science

  • LinkedIn
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Amaris Turner

Student Representative

Florida A&M University

  • LinkedIn