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Tucker Bade

Tucker Bade

Food Scientist and Coman Professional
Pittsburgh, City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny

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About Tucker Bade:

Experience 

Del Monte Foods / Manager, Contract Manufacturing 2022-Present ● Manage and maintain relationships with copackers and remanufacturers ● Manage new product development/innovation with copack partners ● Seek out suppliers for new products and increased production capacity ● Negotiate contract conditions and product pricing ● Develop Annual Operating Plan for all vendors ● Initiate value engineering projects, generating savings > $500k/yr ● Annual spend > $120M 

Ameriqual Foods / R&D Food Scientist 2019-2022 ● Generated cost savings of $1.5M/yr through reformulation and process optimization ● Received recognition from CEO for process improvements implemented in 2020 resulting in largest per-unit cost reduction in company history ● Wrote programs using Visual Basic to reduce team workload ● Customer liaison and project leader for multiple commercial clients ● Coordinated with various departments to purchase, install, and validate new equipment ● Traveled to clients and suppliers to present project results ● Developed 3 new milk-based RTD coffee beverages from benchtop to production ● Developed and launched innovative chicken products for a leading national brand ● Developed and launched various side dishes for a major national brand ● Created new baby food avors for various clients ● Remained on-call to troubleshoot production issues, taking appropriate actions to ensure continuity of plant operations ● Wrote procedures for operator use in production ensuring quality and operations standards are met ● Updated documents in document control system for accurate record keeping ● Supervised lab, technicians, and production oor for R&D trials 

T. Marzetti Company / Quality Assurance Analyst 2018-2019 ● Maintained and calibrated/audited laboratory equipment ● Organized and maintained retain samples for regulatory purposes ● Prepared and maintained audit documents for various clients and organizations 

 

Education 

The Ohio State University / B.S. Food Science and Technology 2019, Columbus OH ● Studied under graduate students in the J.T. Parker Endowed Chair laboratory on dairy product development and utilization of acid whey waste ● Educational foundation in Chemical Engineering 

 

Skills 

● Marination 101 Seminar, Mississippi State University September 2021 ● Food Label Conference, Prime Label Consultants June 2020 ● HACCP certication, The Ohio State University May 2019 ● Better Processing School, The Ohio State University August 2019 ● Job Instruction Training Certication, University of Southern Indiana August 2019

Experience

Del Monte Foods / Manager, Contract Manufacturing 2022-Present 

● Manage and maintain relationships with copackers and remanufacturers

● Manage new product development/innovation with copack partners 

● Seek out suppliers for new products and increased production capacity 

● Negotiate contract conditions and product pricing 

● Develop Annual Operating Plan for all vendors 

● Initiate value engineering projects, generating savings > $500k/yr 

● Annual spend > $120M

 

Ameriqual Foods / R&D Food Scientist 2019-2022

● Generated cost savings of $1.5M/yr through reformulation and process optimization 

● Received recognition from CEO for process improvements implemented in 2020 resulting in largest per-unit cost reduction in company history 

● Wrote programs using Visual Basic to reduce team workload 

● Customer liaison and project leader for multiple commercial clients 

● Coordinated with various departments to purchase, install, and validate new equipment 

● Traveled to clients and suppliers to present project results 

● Developed 3 new milk-based RTD coffee beverages from benchtop to production 

● Developed and launched innovative chicken products for a leading national brand 

● Developed and launched various side dishes for a major national brand 

● Created new baby food flavors for various clients 

● Remained on-call to troubleshoot production issues, taking appropriate actions to ensure continuity of plant operations 

● Wrote procedures for operator use in production ensuring quality and operations standards are met 

● Updated documents in document control system for accurate record keeping 

● Supervised lab, technicians, and production floor for R&D trials

Education

The Ohio State University / B.S. Food Science and Technology

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