John Budin, McCormick Flavor Solutions
John Budin
Quality Director, Specialty Flavors
McCormick Flavor Solutions

John Budin is the Quality Director of Specialty Flavors at McCormick. John obtained his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Minnesota. He started his career on the faculty in the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Enology at Fresno State University. Dr. Budin’s work experience includes 5 years as a Corporate Director of Chemistry in the food testing industry and 20 years experience in the flavor industry. John is currently Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Institute for Food Safety and Health at the Illinois Institute of Technology and serves on the Executive Committee of the Technical Division of Reference Materials within the AOAC. John currently teaches food chemistry, food analysis and food quality in IFT’s Certified Food Science Prep Short Course. John has served many roles in the Chicago Section IFT including Chair, Treasurer and executive committee. John has served as Treasurer of the Chicagoland Food Science Foundation, the organizing committee of the North American Chemical Residue Workshop, previously a member of GMA’s Food Industry Analytical Chemists, on the Advisory Council to the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota and as a lecturer for short courses offered at the University of Minnesota and IFT.