Friday, February 10, 2023

AOCS Announces Retirement of Director, Technical Services

Long-time AOCS member and AOCS Director, Technical Services, Scott Bloomer, announced his intention to retire from the post at the end of the year. Under Dr. Bloomer’s leadership, the AOCS Technical Services has built a team of dedicated professionals, expanded the scope of AOCS’ portfolio of products and services, and grown revenue.

“Scott has served AOCS with dedication and distinction. He transformed the technical services department by building an outstanding staff team and putting in place a number of reforms and new programs that will help AOCS be successful for many years to come. The entire AOCS staff team is grateful, not only Scott’s leadership and technical contributions, but for his humor and warmth which contributed to the culture of the entire organization,” said AOCS CEO, Patrick Donnelly.

Dr. Bloomer become a member of AOCS in 1995 while working as a Senior Research Scientist at Cargill. He also held positions at Land O’Lakes and Archer Daniels Midland before joining AOCS as its Director of Technical Services in 2017. He published his first peer-reviewed research paper in JAOCS, and later served as a peer reviewer and Associate Editor of JAOCS.

“I have considered AOCS to be my professional ‘home’ from the time I was in graduate school, where I spent many hours in the library stacks learning lipid science through the pages of JAOCS. As a member, meeting and learning from lipid specialists at annual meetings was enriching professionally and led to many fruitful opportunities. Working on staff at AOCS offered the chance to work much more closely with AOCS members and support their input as volunteers. I treasure the deeper relationships I have formed with many stellar scientists as we have worked together to advance the state of knowledge in the many fields represented by AOCS members,” said Bloomer.

AOCS has initiated a search for the next Director, Technical Services (PDF). Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining interest and qualifications to no later than April 3, 2023.

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