About Tom Carr

Tom Carr is Principal of Carr Consulting, a research support organization that provides project management, product evaluation, and statistical support services to the food, beverage, personal care and home care industries. He has over twenty years experience in applying statistical techniques to all phases of research on consumer products. Prior to founding Carr Consulting, Tom held a variety of business and technical positions in the food and food ingredient industries. As Director of Contract Research for NSC Technologies/NutraSweet, he identified and coordinated outside research projects that leveraged the technical capabilities of all of the groups within NutraSweet R&D; particularly in the areas of product development, analytical sciences and sensory. Prior to that, as Manager of Statistical Services at both NutraSweet and Best Foods, he worked closely with the sensory and product development groups on the design and analysis of a full range of research studies in support of product development, QA/QC, and research guidance consumer tests.

Tom is actively involved in the continuing education of scientists, both in the United States and internationally. He is co-author of Sensory Evaluation Techniques, 3rd Ed. and Sensory Evaluation in Quality Control and is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Sensory Studies. In addition, he serves in Chairman and Delegate capacities for the ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) and the ISO (International Standards Organization).

Tom earned his B.A. Degree in Mathematics from the University of Dayton and his M.S. in Statistics from Colorado State University. He is a member of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Food Technologists.

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