Barry Callebaut R&D project manager gains key industry accolade

Barry Callebaut’s US-based senior project manager for R&D, Eric Schmoyer, has celebrated gaining a major Stroud Jordan Award from the American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT), reports Neill Barston.

Named after Dr. Stroud Jordan, a pioneer candy technologist, the award recognises individuals for their outstanding contributions to the confectionery industry.

Welcoming his accolade Schmoyer explained that helping drive the business forwards in its US fast-developing operations has been a rewarding challenge.

He said: “I am honoured and humbled to receive the Stroud Jordan Award. My life’s passion is creating innovative chocolate solutions that give our customers the winning edge in the marketplace and which make consumers happy.”

The 13-year Barry Callebaut veteran is the first ever of the company’s employee to be honoured with the Jordan award. Eric began his career with the business as a project manager, managing projects for regional customers in the United States and Mexico, and he spent two years at the firm’s decorations facility, Mona Lisa, in Hendersonville, NC.

Now, Eric works with regional sales managers on the East Coast of the United States to provide innovative solutions and technical services to bakery, ice cream, and confectionery customers.

Schmoyer is also the host of the Professional Manufacturing Confectioners Association (PMCA) Research Chat podcast.

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