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Mennel Names Osborne VP of Innovation

June 21, 2018

The Mennel Milling Company announces the hiring of Dr. Scott Osborne as Vice President of Innovation, effective June 25, 2018. Scott will be responsible for leading product development and innovation efforts to ensure superior product quality and top-notch technical service.  

In his new role, Scott will be responsible for continued education around new science, technology developments, ground-breaking processes, and ingredient innovations through the oversight of the company’s research and development, quality assurance and technical service departments.  

“The key to Mennel’s more than 130-year history is our commitment to quality, uniformity and service,” said Ford Mennel, Fifth-Generation President, The Mennel Milling Company. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Scott Osborne to the team as his experience and dedication will undoubtedly continue to raise the bar at Mennel, and most importantly serve as an additional resource to our customers in the area of research and development.”      

Dr. Scott Osborne received his B.A. degree in chemistry at DePauw University (Greencastle, IN), his Ph.D. degree in Bioorganic Chemistry at the University of Michigan and his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Molecular Biology at Indiana University. Scott was employed as a Scientist at the Procter & Gamble company in Cincinnati.  Over his 20-year career at P&G, he led multiple research programs across the Paper and Beauty sectors in Cincinnati, Singapore and Germany. Scott was also honored with several research awards including the Dr. Percy L. Julian Scholar (DePauw) and Kasimir Fajans Dissertation Fellowship (Michigan), and has over 30 presentations, publications and patents.   

"I am thrilled to be joining the Mennel Milling team and am looking forward to growing the innovation program,” said Dr. Scott Osborne. “I will be committed to building elite capabilities across the research and development, quality and technical service departments in order to deliver relentless quality, enhanced productivity and innovative products and processes."

To learn more about Mennel's research and development program, click here.