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Venky Narayanaswamy, PhD

Venky Narayanaswamy, PhD

Director of R&D and Quality at G&I Products

Greater Phoenix Area

Accomplished food scientist with US and International experience in new product development, technology development, clean label ingredient solutions, product renovation and productivity to enable business growth opportunities.
• Led development and launch of new products in multiple product categories
• Extensive commercialization experience from bench top through start up
• Strong food science and ingredient functionality knowledge with proven problem solving skills
• Excellent collaborator with internal and external partners to deliver results
• 7 patents, 2 trade secrets and 20+ invention records
• Received International Division Champions award for Innovation


  • Senior Food Scientist I | Product Development, Technology Development, Productivity (Fruit Snacks, Snacks Division, General Mills)
  • Graduate Research Assistant (Utah State University)
  • Research & Development Manager | New Product Innovation, Dry Baking Mixes, Frozen Dough (General Mills India)
  • Director of R&D and Quality (G&I Products)
  • Graduate Research Assistant (Utah State University)
  • Senior Food Scientist II | Technology Development, Ingredient Simplicity, Clean Label Development (General Mills)
  • Senior Food Scientist II | Product Development, Commercialization, Productivity (Meals, Old El Paso, General Mills)


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