Dr. Darrel Suderman, President, has held executive vice president and technical leadership positions in Fortune 100 and 500 companies within the QSR restaurant, retail packaged goods, software systems integration, and IT manufacturing and supply chain management consulting industries – including PepsiCo, Yum Brands, KFC, Church’s Chicken, Quiznos Subs, Hinz Enterprise Solutions, Real Enterprise Solutions, and Food & Restaurant Solutions International LLC. He holds B.S./M.S. Agriculture Education and Ph.D. Food Science degrees from Kansas State University. He has been a Foodservice Advisory Board Member for Tyson Foods, Basic American Foods, and Surlean Foods.
Throughout his career, Dr. Suderman has championed food product, food service equipment, and information technology consulting innovation within the food and beverage industry that has resulted in record food sales and profit growth, multiple U.S. patents, a food processing book, peer reviewed research papers, and numerous industry white papers and trade magazine publications. He developed, industry tested, and trademarked the innovative IT systems concept of “Real-Time Manufacturing Operations Performance Management™”. He has been a guest lecturer on Supply Chain Management at University of Denver’s Daniels Graduate Business School, and author of a graduate level course in “Manufacturing Systems”.