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About CIFT


Rebecca Singer
President and CEO

Kathy Hermiller
Vice President, Finance and Administration

Shari Plimpton, Ph.D.
Vice President, Director of Food Industry Programs

Jim Konecny
Manager, Marketing and Communications



Paula Ray
Small Business Coordinator

Troy Wildermuth
Director of Manufacturing
Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Stacy Vernon
Project Manager

Cathy Witte
Food Market and Technology Analyst

John Harkness
Manufacturing Engineer

Nancy Hansen
Database Administrator/Administrative Assistant

Mike Gooden
Business Development and Supply Chain Analyst

Holly Clapp
Accounting Clerk and Human Resources

Isabel Montez

Outreach Technician

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