Urbana, Ill. — Sept. 19, 2017 — The AOCS today announced that Scott Bloomer has been named its new Director, Technical Services, effective immediately. Bloomer’s knowledge of cutting-edge industry trends will help the AOCS continue to serve the evolving needs of the Society’s global scientific community.
Bloomer has over 20 years of experience in the fats and oils industry. Most recently, he was a principal scientist and senior patent agent at Archer Daniels Midland Company. In that role, he assessed the value of new process technology and product development and prosecuted patents in the areas of food oil, biodiesel and renewable chemicals from oils.
“Scott’s in-depth knowledge of the science and technology driving innovations in the fats and oils industry allows him to put his finger on the pulse of where the industry is going,” said Patrick Donnelly, Chief Executive Officer of the AOCS.
“His knowledge and many years of volunteer service with AOCS make him a unique and invaluable member of the AOCS team serving the Society,” Donnelly added.
As Director, Technical Services, Bloomer will lead AOCS technical products and services and represent the scientific interests of AOCS with key scientific and technical stakeholders in government, academia and industry.
“The breadth of fats and oils experience held by the members of the AOCS is surpassed only by the energy and enthusiasm they devote to the expansion of their knowledge. I am delighted to join the AOCS team and am looking forward to supporting the members in their advancement of the science and technology of fats and oils,” Bloomer said.
In addition to his work at ADM, Bloomer was a senior research scientist and corporate patent liaison at Land O’Lakes Inc. and senior research scientist in oilseed technology at Cargill. He holds a doctorate in bio-organic chemistry from the University of Lund, Sweden.
The AOCS advances the science and technology of oils, fats, surfactants and related materials, enriching the lives of people everywhere. The Society provides technical services, including analytical testing methods, laboratory proficiency testing and reference materials, and administers the US position for several ISO technical committees and subcommittees. Discover the latest industry news by reading the Society’s magazine, INFORM, and following @aocs.
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