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Staff Profiles

BIO|FOOD|TECH is a multilingual and multicultural company. In addition to fluency in English of each of our staff members, collectively the BIO|FOOD|TECH team has working knowledge of French, Chinese (Mandarin), Polish and Spanish. Our staff members have a unique understanding of the international market and are well equipped to identify and satisfy global opportunities.

Management Team:

  • Jim Smith, PhD, MBA, FIFST, FCIFST, CSci, CFS, Executive Director
  • Edward Charter, PhD, PEng, Food and Bioscience Technology Manager
  • Ebo Budu-Amoako, PhD, Senior Food Microbiologist/Laboratory Manager
  • Joy Shinn, MSc, Food Scientist & Business Development Manager


Food Technology:

  • Leigh Gao, PhD, Senior Process Scientist
  • Liping (Lilian) Yu, MSc, PEng, Food Scientist
  • Jin Aye LIM, MSc, Food Scientist


Bioscience Technology:

  • Geoff Ralling, PhD, Senior Process Scientist
  • Gosia Zawadzka, MSc, Senior Analytical Technologist
  • Stephen Gould, CET, Senior Extraction Technologist


Lab Services:

  • Vanessa Neale, BSc, Senior Microbiology Technologist/Quality Coordinator
  • Wendy MacRae, Microbiology Laboratory Technologist