Experts are both tutors and approved peer reviewers. Each expert will have created at least one course, often several, in their acknowledged sphere of expertise. A number of selected tutors are appointed to peer review course submissions and to ensure both quality, accuracy and validity are maintained to the highest levels.
The current experts are unashamedly focused on the Starch Industry, as that is where our first set of courses originated but this page will develop as our range of courses expands into Confectionery, Paper & Board, Product Safety and Security and the Sugar industries.
TTC’s starch expert team brings together a growing group of specialists with extensive experience across the industry and currently includes:-
Dr. Roland Beck, Dipl.-Ing.
Technical and commercial specialist food ingredients
Roland Beck spent about half of his career in product and process development, sales and marketing with Cerestar, later Cargill, and has also undertaken a wide range of senior technical and commercial roles across the international food ingredients industry. He is author of about 70 publications and 20 patents, most of them dealing with the use of starch and its derivatives in the food and pharmaceutical industries.
Dr. Michael Radeloff
Owner of Thales-Consult Berlin
A carbohydrate chemist from Hamburg University. He held several international management positions in the starch industry in R&D, Product Development and Marketing. Michael is the owner of Thales-Consult Berlin, a long established consultancy specialised in renewable agricultural raw materials, their derivatives and applications. The consultancy services are addressing client product development strategies, are analysing market opportunities, provide technical product application assessments and develop in-house customer training programmes.
Business Development, Marketing & Training Specialist
Advising on both strategy and implementation of corporate, product marketing, branding and business development programmes in major international Business-To-Business companies, particularly in the Food and Agro-industrial product markets.
Over 30 years extensive international food ingredients business experience including senior starch industry roles, as well as flavour and dairy sector activities and active trade organisation representation at European and international level. He also works in close project collaboration with Harper Adams University, UK and the Department of Food Science and Agro-Food Supply Chain Management in the UK.