Distinguished Service Awards Winners 2013

3 May 2013

Distinguished Service Awards were launched in 2001, and have since been presented at the Society's AGM. The awards celebrate the hard work and goodwill of longer-serving Members of all component parts of the Society, where they give their time as volunteers to organise conferences, edit or peer-review the material published in our journals, share their enthusiasm, or lend their leadership and vision to sustain regional or technical group activities.

SCI is pleased to announce this year's winners: 

Mr David Beckman
Mr Beckman is the President and CEO, and one of the founders of Zeton Inc, a company that specialises in the design and fabrication of pilot and demonstration plants.  Mr. Beckman has been the Chair of SCI Canada for the past five years. SCI Canada is the Canadian international group of the SCI.

Professor David Reid
Professor Reid joined the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis, in 1981 where he continues his studies into the role of water in foods. Professor Reid serves on scientific advisory committees for both AFFI and GCCA. He is a Fellow of IFT (2003) and also of IAFoST (2006), and was presented with a Career Leadership Award by AFFI in 2007. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture since 1999 and currently serves on the Publications Advisory Committee.

Dr Bernard West
Bernard West holds BSc and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Manchester, where he also taught for 6 years. Dr West is currently President of Westworks Consulting Limited with clients in Canada, USA and Zimbabwe. He also Chairs of the Board of Ontario BioAuto Council, Vice-Chairs of the BioIndustrial Centre / Sustainable Chemistry Alliance, and Co-Chairs of the Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Network, He also an Associate Member of the IUPAC Committee on Chemical Industry representing Canada, the Co-ordinator of the IUPAC-COCI Safety Training Program, a member of the SCI Canadian Group Executive, and a member of the Board of Life Sciences Ontario.

Mr Tim White
Mr. White joined SCI in 1980, and became active in the then Water and Environment Group as a committee member, moving on to become Hon Secretary and subsequently Chairman.  He remains active on the committee.

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