a non-profit professional organization for the support of the food industry in
Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Welcome to the Northeast Section of the Institute of Food Technologists,
a professional society for the food industry, encompassing Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Maine. The depth of knowledge, diversity, and technology that is represented by the people and companies of this region is extensive. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, you can be sure to learn something through the interesting people, informative speakers, and outstanding tours that the programming committee presents each year.

We welcome any comments or questions and look forward to hearing from anyone interested in participating on any committee, making phone calls or sharing ideas for future meetings. Please feel free to contact anyone on the Executive Board, using the link above.

Career Opportunities
Upcoming Events

Director of R&D
Quality Assurance Supervisor
National Accounts Manager
Customer Service Manager
Maintenance Supervisor
Product Applications Technologist
Quality Control Supervisor
Research Scientist I

QA/AC Inspector
Food Scientist
Associate Food Scientist
Quality Assurance Manager

Check our '' Career Opportunities" Page for full listings!

Looking to fill those internship positions? We have students ready!
Email the details to shirley@maine.rr.com

Food Industry Expo and Golf Outing
May 18 & 19, 2016
DCU Center, Worcester, MA

Info available on December 1

In Memorium...

Lawrence Sanford Spiegel, Ph.D. (“Laurie”) of East Sandwich, died peacefully on March 24 after a long illness. Born in Salem, Mass. to parents who had emigrated from Russia and Lithuania, Laurie was the youngest of six children. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Lena Spiegel; stepmother, Anne Aronstein Spiegel; brothers, Jack and George; and sisters, Fran, Evelyn, Gertrude. He leaves the love of his life, wife, Mary, and their children, Evelyn and Brandon. He also leaves his daughters, Marsea, Patti, and Lisa from his first marriage to Barbara Ann Gordon; six grandchildren, (Sarah and Adrian Baker, Matthew Givens, Jonathan, Noah and Ben Morasch), and many nieces and nephews.

Laurie graduated from the Citadel in 1952 and earned his Master’s degree in biochemistry from Boston University and his Ph.D. in food technology at M.I.T. His professional career as a food consultant brought many delicious adventures (and a few disasters) to his kitchen as he developed new products and technology for the food industry. Career highlights included a speech at the United Nations World Health Organization and work with the Nez Pierce tribe through the World Council of Churches. He lived in Andover for many years where he served on the Merrimack Valley Economic Development commission, including four years as chair.





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