CONSUMER STAPLES SECTOR
FOOD PRODUCTS INDUSTRY
Jean E. Spence
Executive Vice President of Research, Development & Quality, Mondelez International, Inc.
Ms. Jean E. Spence has been an Executive Vice President of Research Development & Quality at Mondelez International, Inc., (formerly, Kraft Foods Inc) since January 2004. Ms. Spence joined Mondelez International in 1981 as a Research Engineer for Maxwell House coffee research and holds three U.S. and worldwide patents for her development work. She held a variety of management positions in Research and Development and Quality before being named Quality Assurance Director since 1993 at Mondelez International. Since 1994, Ms. Spence served as Research Director, Beverages and Group Director for Beverages and Desserts since 1995 at Mondelez International. She also served as Vice President of Technology since 1996 and Vice President, Worldwide Quality and Scientific Relations since 1999 at Mondelez International.
Since November 2001, Ms. Spence served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Quality, Scientific Affairs and Compliance for Kraft Foods North America and was responsible for quality on a worldwide basis, coordinating global compliance programs, scientific relations, regulatory issues, microbiology and auditing.
Since August of 2003, she served as Senior Vice President, Research & Development at Kraft Foods North America. In that role, she oversaw basic research, nutrition and product, product, package and process development.
Prior to Kraft, Ms. Spence worked in manufacturing as a Process Supervisor for Procter and Gamble in Staten Island, NY.
She has been Member of The Supervisory Board at GEA Group AG since April 2011. Ms. Spence is on the board of the Junior Achievement, Girl Scouts Illinois Crossroads Council, a Clarkson University trustee, an International Life Sciences Institute trustee, and is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists.
She serves on the Department of Homeland Security Private Sector Advisory Council. Ms. Spence received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
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Spence, Jean E. [MC1982]
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