Innovator / 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. He joined CDR in 2006 and thus, including the time spent in industry, Mike has over twenty years of experience leading R&D, process improvement, scale up and dairy ingredient manufacturing activities.