Charles A. Becker
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|Dr. Charles Becker|
|Born||February 8, 1925|
|Alma mater||University of Florida
Michigan State University
|Known for||His contributions to the Institute of Food Technologists|
|Notable awards||IFT Fellow
Received the Calvert L. Willey Award
College and career
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A native of Florida, Becker earned his B.S. in general agriculture and M.S. in dairy science from the University of Florida, then worked toward a Ph.D. at Michigan State University but did not complete it. He spent his career in the food industry, retiring as President of Roland Industries, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri in 1996, a company he joined in 1977 as Vice President and Manager of the Specialty Foods Division. At Roland, he worked in quality assurance, marketing, and product development.
Involvement with IFT
A member of IFT from 1960 until his death in 1999, Becker served in two section as councilor (Mohawk Valley, St. Louis). He was involved in the national IFT, serving in membership, finance, awards, and meeting site selection. Becker also served as assistant treasurer for four years and treasurer for three years. He was named an IFT Fellow in 1988 and received the Calvert L. Willey Award in 1995.
Other professional activities
Becker was also an active member of the American Association of Cereal Chemists, serving on the Board of Directors from 1983 to 1986 and acting as chair of that organization's Milling & Baking Division in 1983—4.
Becker died in Kirkwood, Missouri.
"In Memoriam: Charles A. Becker." Food Technology. December 1999. pp. 19–20.