Blue Diamond Almonds appointed Jennifer Eastman as a research and development food scientist. Eastman will focus on new product development and technology for Blue Diamond Almonds’ industrial products division.
Eastman will take projects from concept through production and final testing for almond products used as ingredients in a wide variety of applications. She also will provide support to the sales team who work with national and global companies in the processed food and confectionery industries. Her expertise includes applications for baked goods, health and wellness bars, confectionery and snacks.
Prior to joining Blue Diamond Almonds, Eastman worked as a product development manager and scientist for PGP International, Grace Cocoa and the American Institute of Baking. She holds B.S. degrees in bakery science and food science from Kansas State University, a M.S. degree in grain science from Kansas State University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Memphis. She is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).