• Ithaca, NY
  • Lafayette, CO
  • Livermore, CA
  • Naples, FL
  • Plymouth, MN
Food and Consumer Product Development
A Rich History with Broad, Innovative Thinking
Our company combines the consulting legacies and capabilities of the National Food Lab, Food Perspectives and other industry leaders to bring comprehensive food solutions.

The Team

The National Food Lab Team

The National Food Lab [NFL] delivers globally known experts in product development to solve product challenges. Many are PhDs in their field, with experience in both Top 20 and startup food, ingredients and consumer products companies. Only The NFL combines unique insights in consumer guidance, formulation, sensory science, scale up and market acceptance to offer a complete partnership from market need to market success.

Product and Process Development

Ed Collins

Director and Practice Lead, Product and Process Development

Terry Berman

Senior Technical Manager, Process Development

Brett Ceurvels

Product Development, Naples Site Leader

Eric James

Product Development, Ithaca

Catalin Moraru

Technical Manager, Product Development

Mike Orlando

PLM and Specifications Management, Ithaca

Juan Pellecer

Senior Technical Manager, Product & Process Development

Consumer Insights and Sensory

Joyce Lizzi

Consumer and Sensory Practice Leader and Plymouth BU Manager

Kathy Brewers

Client Service Director, Plymouth

Jenna Windle

Jenna Windle

Sensory Panel Leader, Plymouth

Megan Aubrey

Team Account Leader, Sensory and Consumer Research Director

Michelle Montalvo

Client Service Manager


Alan Roberts

President and Commissioner

Pavel Escobedo

Innovation Insights, Plymouth and Los Angeles

Rachel Taylor

Innovation Services Manager, Denver

Contact Us

    The National Food Lab
    13755 First Avenue North
    Suite 500
    Plymouth, MN 55441

    Rachel Taylor, Innovation Services Manager

    [email protected]

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