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Wade Schmelzer

Principal Food Scientist
Cargill

Wade Schmelzer is a principal food scientist within Cargill’s North American Food Applications team. He is focused extensively on providing technical leadership in support of Cargill’s high intensity sweetener business. In this role, he has been actively involved in the development and commercial launch of new stevia leaf extract products in the ViaTech® portfolio, as well as the introduction of EverSweet™ stevia sweetener. From an applied perspective, Wade has a wealth of formulation experience across a wide array of food and beverage applications. He has collaborated with application colleagues and customers on sugar reduction projects across the globe, helping to accelerate their product development cycle.

Wade received Bachelor degrees in Business and Food Science from the University of Minnesota. He also received his Master’s degree in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been working at Cargill for over 20 years supporting the development of various health and wellness focused ingredients with over 10 years of experience on formulating with stevia sweeteners.


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