IFT Names New Vice President To Lead Communications

CHICAGO —The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announces that Jerry Bowman has been named vice president of communications and media relations, a newly created key position in charge of strategic communications initiatives at the international not-for-profit food science society.

Bowman was appointed to the position following the retirement of Roy Hlavacek who served IFT as vice president of communications since 2002.

Hlavacek joined IFT in 2001 as director of publications and associate publisher of IFT’s flagship monthly magazine Food Technology. Initially launching his career as a project engineer in the food industry, Hlavacek established a distinguished career that spanned four publishing companies.

As Hlavacek’s successor, Bowman will oversee several additional duties.

For more, see: http://www.ift.org/cms/?pid=1001671

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Founded in 1939, and with world headquarters in Chicago, IFT is a not-for-profit international scientific society with 22,000 members working in food science, technology and related professions in academia, government and industry. As the society for food science and technology, IFT brings sound science to the public discussion of food issues. For more on IFT, see www.ift.org.

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