Why did I want to be elected to the ISBT board of directors?
I am striving to bring groups together and align their interests for the benefit of ISBT members. I bring a truly international flavor to ISBT with my experience in internationalizing an innovative company out of Vienna and selling it to a large US chemical corporation. I love working with people in the beverage industry for both the technical and the social aspects.
How long have you been a member of ISBT?
How has membership benefitted you?
I learned to listen to the specific needs of the different beverage industry stakeholders and learned how to achieve common goals. At ISBT I met great people from all over the world who inspired me during a very important phase in building my company. The membership opened doors to fruitful conversations with industry partners and customers. Also, some of the keynote speakers over the past years provided good answers to some strategic questions I had concerning my business.
Tell us about some of your contributions, projects, efforts or activities with ISBT.
2004: Fountain Committee: “New Standards for the Sanitation of Fountain Drink Dispenser Systems”
2005: General Session/BevTech: (with Don Sellers/ Carolina Canners):“CIP-Optimization”
2010: Fountain Committee: “Fountain Hygiene Verification with Smart Phone App”
2011: General Session/BevTech: “Verifying CIP- Optimization Potential”
2013: Fountain Comm.: BIB Beverage Concentrate Supply Lines Cleaning/Technician Guideline: UPDATE
2014: General Session/BevTech: “Sanitation Guideline Update”
2017: RE&FT-Committee: Cleaning Methods for Syrup and Water Supply Lines - An international View
Since Oct 2013: Chairman of the “RETAIL EQUIPMENT & FOUNTAIN TECHNOLOGY” committee
GUIDELINES & PUBLICATIONS:
2011: Beverage Dispenser Cleaning Guidelines
2014: Beverage Concentrate Supply Lines Cleaning & Sanitation
2017: Ice Maker and Bin Cleaning and Sanitation Food Safety Guideline for Operators
2018: Ice Maker, Bin Cleaning, and Sanitation Food Safety Guideline for Technicians
2018: Dispensing Operations During a Water Quality Disruption
2018: Best ISBT Committee Award for the RE & FT Comm.
What do you hope to accomplish as a board member?
I would love to help newer members integrate into the ISBT group quickly and be a role model for them on how beneficial ISBT work can be. Another goal is to assist the ISBT leadership team with the specific tasks I will be given in order to help navigate the organization in the right direction. I want to learn how the ISBT leadership works and offer my skills and experience to the organization when needed.
Are there any goals you would like to help the ISBT achieve?
I have true passion for international business development and would love to assist on even better international recognition and networking. Also, with today’s rapidly changing communication methods, I would like to assist in keeping the perception of ISBT current with the latest standards.
What does being a member of the ISBT mean to you?
I am thankful to be an ISBT member; this membership has helped me shape my perception of the beverage industry and meet the technical decision makers in my specific field of interest. I feel the responsibility to represent ISBT in my business environment as a very valuable organization. AND I’ve met really great people, had a lot of fun, and found good friends at the ISBT!