Cultured Products Staff

Kimberlee J. Burrington
Dairy Ingredient and Cultured Products Coordinator
KJ brings a wide range of experiences to CDR having spent more than 25 years in the industry. She worked in product development at a major food companies and also as a consultant to the baking industry before coming to CDR nearly 15 years ago. She has a Bachelor's and Master’s degree in Food Science. Her current research projects focus on dairy ingredient functionality and applications with an emphasis on yogurt, nutrition bars, and protein enhanced beverages.
Phone: 608-265-9297 | email burrington@cdr.wisc.edu

Mike Molitor
Senior Instrumentation Technologist / Process Pilot Plant Manager
Mike manages CDR’s Process laboratory activities, especially the projects utilizing pasteurization, MF, UF, NF, RO filtration, evaporation and/or spray drying equipment. This includes "fee for service" work for the U.S. dairy related industry as well as projects for CDR, Food Science and our funding agencies. The majority of CDR's process equipment capabilities were improved or built using Mike's process engineering skills. He is available as a technical resource to domestic dairy manufacturers including on-site process consulting for Wisconsin manufacturers. Mike has a B.S. in Chemistry and 18 years of experience working for dairy manufacturing cooperatives with multiple plant locations. Including the six years managing the CDR pilot plant, Mike has over twenty years experience leading R&D, process improvement, scale up and dairy ingredient manufacturing activities.
Phone: 608-265-5919 | email molitor@cdr.wisc.edu