Guelph, Ontario – GFTC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Valerie Melega as Business Development Manager – Technical Services. Ms. Melega commenced her duties March 15, 2007.
Valerie holds an Honours B. Sc. in Food Science from the University of Guelph and has had more than fifteen years of industry experience, both in product development and sales. She began her career with Redpath Sugars where she worked both as a Food Scientist developing value-added sugar products and as a Technical Sales Representative. From there Valerie became Director of R & D and Quality Assurance for Nalley’s Canada Ltd. in Vancouver, manufacturer of potato chips, snacks, salad dressings, sauces and pickles.
Valerie’s sales career includes work with Air Liquide as Food Market Manager, Western Canada and with StoneCor, Division of RPM Canada and Cedarome Canada, a flavour company. She has also worked as a food safety auditor for Silliker Inc. in food processing, retail and foodservice, and for Thrifty Foods, the Victoria-based food retailer.
Valerie will report to Gary Fread, President & CEO, and will work exclusively with the Technical Services business unit to generate new clients and business opportunities that will result in increased profitable revenue for GFTC.
We are pleased to welcome Valerie Melega to the GFTC team.