Speakers for District Meetings

​The individuals and/or companies listed below are willing to travel to the Districts, upon invitation, to do the following presentations or to assist you in finding speakers. Most will not charge expenses, but some will. Contact the individuals below for further information. If assistance is required, contact MBAA at +1.651.454.7250 or mbaa@mbaa.com.
3M Purification (formerly CUNO) is available to provide lectures on beer microfiltration as well as general filtration topics and bioluminescence-based hygiene monitoring in the brewery. Contact Conor O'Hara, Global Marketing, Food & Beverage, 3M Purification. Conor can be reached at + or e-mail cjohara@mmm.com
Chris Atkinson, a senior technical sales representative for Gusmer-Cellulo, is an unlimited resource for all brewing applications: supplies, equipment, instrumentation, microbiology, filtration, and more. Contact Chris by phone at +1.401.245.1484 or by e-mail at catkinson@gusmerenterprises.com. Visit the website at www.gusmerenterprises.com.
Andy Brewer, Vice President - Sales with Petainer. Andy can speak on kegging systems in general. Topics include: Washing and filling techniques and best practices; How to reduce utilities on your keg line without reducing quality or throughput. Contact him at andrew.brewer@petainer.com or +1.636.448.8474. Visit the website at www.petainer.com
Rick Brundage, brewing industry technical consultant for ChemTreat, Inc., is available to talk on pasteurizer, utilities and waster water treatment, and other topics. Contact Rick at +1.804.366.0948 or by e-mail at rickb@chemtreat.com.
Doug Cuss, president, Leo-Chem Enterprises Inc., and Canadian rep for JRS-USA, is offering to do presentations on the use of all natural filtration aids at MBAA meetings. Doug can be reached by phone at +1.905.338.3010; fax +1.905.338.1368; or e-mail at doug.cuss@sympatico.ca.
George K. Crochiere, Crochiere & Associates, LLC, Pepperell, MA, is available to talk about oxygen and contaminant ingress, and carbonation and moisture loss through closures, closure liners, and plastic bottles as well as oxygen incorporated during the filling process. Crochiere & Associates, LLC is an independent consulting and testing firm with 20-plus years experience in sealants, coatings, barriers, and scavengers, specializing in full package testing with package abuse to simulate real world conditions and accurately predict product shelf life. For further information, contact George at +1.978.618.7656 or crochiere_assoc@hotmail.com.
Rick Davis is the EH vice president of sales for eps corp, Austin, TX. Rick has a long professional history of business development and corporate strategy extending across a variety of industries and companies of all sizes. Rick has a J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law, an M.B.A. degree from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, and a B.A. degree with honors from Rice University. Rick is available to speak on the areas of energy efficiency, sustainability, or carbon emission reduction. He can be contacted by e-mail at rickd@epsway.com or by phone at +1.512.419.7785.
Ecolab, Inc. of St Paul is available to lecture on "Practical Aspects of Brewery Sanitation" and also on "Chlorine Dioxide for the Brewing Industry." Ecolab has also just introduced a new food grade oil and grease preservative system for packaging lines; they call the system "PureGuard" and may be willing to present on this topic also. If interested, contact Joe Dirksen of Ecolab at +1.651.784.5758.
Peter Elliot, project engineer, food, beverage, and brewing industry for GE Betz, is available to present technical papers at MBAA meetings. Peter can address issues relative to biocide applications, dome staining, crown rusting, pasteurizer chemical treatment, water treatment, and odor control. Contact Peter at +1.215.942.3013 or by e-mail at Peter.Elliott@gesm.ge.com.
Bill Forsythe, a speaker at the MBAA Packaging Course in Madison, is available to lecture on Can Double Seam Technology, emphasizing double seam control to any interested District. Contact Bill at +1.808.794.8076. Bill is an independent consultant, your District will have to pick up his expenses.
Jeff Gunn, IDD Process & Packaging, Moorpark, CA, is available to make presentations on flash pasteurization, Sankey kegging systems/concepts, and yeast propagation equipment. Contact Jeff by phone at +1.805.529.9890 or by e-mail at IDD2Jeff@aol.com.
Scott Helstad, technical services manager, Cargill's North American Sweetners Division, is available to talk on liquid adjuncts - their production and utilization in the brewery. Contact Scott by e-mail at scott_helstad@cargill.com or by phone at +1.937.237.1236.
Ginger Johnson, Women Enjoying Beer (WEB), is available to speak/teach on taking technical terminology of the beer community to the consumer, and back again; for example, a presentation on how to remove jargon and simply talk in everyday terminology to consumers. WEB is based on research of the female beer consumer and her relationship with beer. We develop and serve the female consumer from her perspective and assist the brewing community with that knowledge. Ginger can be reached by phone at +1.515.450.7757 or e-mail at ginger@womenenjoyingbeer.com. Visit the WEB website at www.womenenjoyingbeer.com.
Brent Jordan, commercial director, AB Vickers Ltd., Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, is available to make presentations on beer clarification/stabilization. Contact Brent by phone at +44.1283.563268 or by e-mail at bjordan@lallemand.com.
Jim Joyce, corporate quality department, MillerCoors, Milwaukee, WI, is available to discuss aspects of "Reality at Retail," which provide perspective on how to assess and evaluate distributors for product management and handling practices as well as trade or retail quality evaluation concepts and tools. You can contact Jim at +1.414.931.3064 or +1.414.803.4849; e-mail cq09@mbco.com.
David Kapral, the owner of Brewing Consulting Services located in Boise, ID, is available to speak on practical brewing topics regarding brewhouse operations, fermenting, and CIP. David is a regular speaker at MBAA District Madison and was awarded the Inge Russell Award for work on stratification in fermenters. Contact David at +1.208.938.2064 or kbrewconsult@q.com.
Mike Lammers of JohnsonDiversey has informed us that speakers from JohnsonDiversey, Inc. are available to speak on the following topics: CIP Optimization in Brewing and Packaging; Chlorine Dioxide in the Brewing Industry; Bottle washing in the Brewing Industry; Track Treatment in the Brewing Industry with emphasis on new chain lubricant technology; Pasteurizer Treatment in the Packaging Hall and Acidic Cleaning in the Cellars. Mike, the contact person for North America, can be reached by e-mail at mike.lammers@johnsondiversey.com.
Don Lovell of Mason, OH, is available to speak on practical aspects of process automation. Subjects could include process sensors (press, temp, flow, etc.), PLC and DCS, control theory, and loop tuning. Other discussions could include planning for a project by developing an automation road map. Don instructs for the International Automation Society (ISA) and IDC-Tech in Perth, Australia. He has also conducted presentations for MBAA's brewing courses and conferences. He can be contacted by e-mail at don.lovell@gmail.com or by telephone at +1.513.573.9384.

David Maradyn, Staff Scientist, Brewing Technical Service, Novozymes North America Inc. David can present on "Theory and application and theory of exogenous enzymes in the brewing process," including topics such as attenuation control, wort and beer filtration improvement, brewing with non-standard cereal grains, adjunct liquefaction, barley brewing and reducing fermentation time with enzyme use. He can be contacted by phone at +1.919.339.6232 or email at dvmy@novozymes.com

Niels Mastrup, director of filtration technology, EP Minerals, LLC, is available for presentations on pre-coat filtration for brewing, covering the use of diatomaceous earth, perlite, cellulose, high purity, and blended filtration media. E-mail Niels at niels.mastrup@epminerals.com or +1.775.622.6384.

Neal E. Megonnell, corporate technical sales specialist for Calgon Carbon Corporation, is available to provide lectures on activated carbon adsorption in general and as it relates to various brewing applications, such as water treatment and carbon dioxide purification. Topics can be very general as it relates to carbon adsorption or very specific for various applications. He can be contacted at +1.412.787.6638 or on his cell at +1.412.736.8338. His fax number is +1.412.787.6607 and his e-mail is megonnell@calgoncarbon.com.
Mark E. Murphy, consultant for CDB Project Services, The Woodlands, TX, Ph: 832-773-4239: E-mail: cdbprojects@aol.com. Mark can present on CIP equipment and presented a paper on Water Savings through the CIP systems at the MBAA National Convention. The presentation compares the available in tank CIP equipment types and compares water consumption and effectiveness. Static spray balls, two dimensional balls and three dimensional machines are discussed. How they work, why they work and in which cases do they work best. What is impingement and why is it important is covered. Factors that effect a good CIP will also be discussed.
Chris Nimptsch with Profamo Inc. is available to speak on several interesting subjects, including (1) the use of a new technology for the in-line measurement of CO2, alcohol, and Plato, which uses Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR) - a real-time, direct infrared measurement of these parameters; and (2) monitoring the performance of keg lines using a data logger keg (Rotech). Contact Chris at +1.941.379.8155 or via e-mail at chris@profamo.com.
Karl Ockert, MBAA technical director, can speak on what's happening in MBAA either at a District business meeting or technical session. The District may need to pick up all or part of Karl's travel expenses depending on the status of the Technical Director's travel budget. Contact Karl at +1.503.887.1938 or via e-mail at kockert@mbaa.com.
Mustafa Rehmanji, senior research chemist/section manager, beverage products, International Specialty Products Corporation (ISP), Wayne, NJ, is available to talk on colloidal stabilization of beer. Contact Mustafa by phone at +1.973.872.4403 or e-mail at mrehmanji@ispcorp.com.
Roland Schlenker, Pall Food and Beverage, is available to speak on the following topics: "New Developments in D. E. Filtration" and "Beer Recovery from Spent Yeast." You can reach Roland by e-mail at roland_schlenker@pall.com.
Fred M. Scheer, Director of Brewing and Process Technology for KRONES Inc. is available to speak on the topic: "CombicubB - The future Brewhouse for Craft- and Regional Brewers". You can reach Fred at fred.scheer@kronesusa.com or call +1 (414) 688 - 7472
Doctor Karl J. Siebert, professor of biochemistry, food science and technical Department, Cornell University, is available to speak on topics related to "beer haze and colloidal stabilization," "visual and instrumental perception of haze," and the "perception of astringency." Travel support would be needed in most cases. Contact Karl by phone at +1.315.787.2299 or by e-mail at kjs3@cornell.edu.
Alex Speers, professor and graduate coordinator, Department of Food Science and Technology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, is available to talk on brewing quality assurance, product development, and the physical chemistry of brewing (yeast flocculation and beta-glucan and arabinoxylan polymers). Alex has worked in the QA departments of both Labatt's and Molson's. His current research interests focus on brewing science and the physical properties and behavior of food systems. He can be reached by phone at +1.902.494.3146 or by e-mail at Alex.Speers@dal.ca.
Bud Teass, Jr., president of McNab, Inc. of Mount Vernon, NY, has advised us that they are available to present lectures on yeast, haze, color, or trub measurement. Contact Bud by e-mail at info@themcnab.com or by phone at +1.914.699.1616 if interested.
Tom Thilert is a sales manager of capital equipment (food and beverage) for Seitz-Schenk. Tom can speak on filter systems and on beer filtration in general. Contact him at +1.410.518.9821 or +1.800.881.4017.
Xiang Yin, Technical Director for Cargill Malt, is available to speak on: malt quality reflected by the analytical parameters and effect on brewing process and beer quality; mechanisms of beer staling and the role of malt in the precursor management; critical points in use of specialty malt for formulation considerations; technical considerations in selecting brewing ingredients for product development; the S and D of barley, variety development and market outlook in NA. Contact Xiang by email, Xiang_Yin@Cargill.com, or phone at 952-742-2231.

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