Scott Bush – Probiotics Consulting (IPA Secretary)
Scott Bush has been a long-standing member of the IPA board of directors in addition to serving terms as Vice-President and President of the organization. Most recently he has participated on the By-laws Task Force, IPA – IPA Europe Integration Task Force, and Strategy Task Force. Scott is an active participant in IPA, comes prepared to meetings and is willing to serve on task forces / committees. He has the interests of the largest and smallest members of IPA at heart, having represented both ends of the spectrum in IPA. Currently Scott is President of Probiotic Consulting, LLC, a consultancy delivering expert marketing, operational, strategy, supply chain and technical, guidance to companies wishing to enter into, or expand their presence within, the probiotic market. Previously Scott was Global Probiotic Business Leader at DuPont, and its predecessors Danisco and Rhodia, where he directed probiotic activities for the dietary supplement, infant formula and food and beverage businesses.
Michael H. Lee – Nestlé Health Science S.A. (IPA Treasurer)
Garden of Life - Atrium Innovations
Michael H. Lee, MS, MBA, is Senior Director of Product Development at Garden of Life, LLC, a subsidiary of Nestle. Mr. Lee has been formulating probiotic-based products for 14+ years, a well as other supplements and functional foods. He solidified Garden of Life/Atrium’s IPA membership in 2009 and currently serves the IPA as a BOD member (since 2011), as well as Executive Committee Member & Treasurer (since 2012). He received his MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management (AZ, USA) and MS and BS in biological sciences from South Korea.
Kevin Mehring – Chr Hansen (IPA President)
UAS Laboratories LLC
Kevin Mehring received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Chemistry in 1994. While advancing rapidly through his first career phase at the global chemical/coatings company PPG Industries, Kevin obtained his MBA from Marquette University. In 2007, Kevin joined probiotic ingredient manufacturer Danisco A/S (now DuPont Nutrition & Health) where he held three positions over 6 years – Global Product Manager, Global Business Director and finally Director of Sales – Americas – Supplements & Pharma. In 2013, Kevin joined forces with Lakeview Equity and his business partner, Dr. Greg Leyer, to acquire majority ownership of UAS Laboratories where he serves as President/CEO.
Amy Smith – IFF (IPA Vice President)
Danisco USA, Inc.
Amy earned a doctorate degree in Microbiology from Louisiana State University, minoring in virology and molecular biology. After years conducting research on microbial pathogenesis and molecular detection methods, Amy began a career with DuPont, and is currently the Regulatory Global Lead for DuPont Probiotics. Amy’s ability to understand science, regulation, and real-world industry promotes a forward-thinking probiotics industry platform for the success of DuPont probiotics, all at the current pace of immense industry growth.