Editor in Chief
Dave Fusaro has been editor in chief of Food Processing since 2003. Before that, he was editor in chief of Dairy Foods and managing editor of Prepared Foods, so he’s been covering the food and beverage industry for 27 years. Dave has won national writing awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors for company profiles of Mars Inc., Heinz, Hormel and Nestle. He has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Earlier, he was an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing. Dave holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University.
Senior Directory, Food Safety
The Acheson Group
Dr. Liliana Casal-Wardle, Ph.D., had 25 years of experience in private industry before joining The Acheson Group. She had technical and global leadership roles managing supply chain food safety and product quality at The Hershey Company from 2002 to 2019. She's managed a diverse group of food platforms within the scope of chocolate, sugar and snack manufacturing, from high to low water activity products and commodities, with primary focus on food safety culture, risk mitigation and project and process design for brand and consumer protection. She has provided guidance and direction to more than 200 facilities.