The Association for Dressings and Sauces Honors Charlie Wind of Brooks’ Bottling Co.
(October 20, 2020) ATLANTA, GA – Charlie Wind of Brooks’ Bottling Co. was presented with the 2020 Technical Service Award from The Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS). The announcement was made during the ADS Technical Meeting “Face2Face” held virtually October 5-7.
Each year, the ADS Technical Service Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated dedicated service to the ADS technical programs. Nominations for this award are taken from the general ADS membership and then voted on by ADS’ Executive Technical Board, the group that oversees the Association’s technical activities. At the Technical Meeting, members share their expertise on a variety of industry-specific topics including packaging, food safety, emulsions and quality.
Charlie Wind played a critical role in advancing a number of key ADS projects. As a member of ADS’ Executive Technical Board, he served on ADS’ Research Subcommittee and provided exceptional scientific support and knowledge related to the Buffering Capacity Study and the Risk Assessment Study. Charlie was the lead author of ADS’ best practices paper, “Key Considerations for Determination of Acid and Acidified Food Products.”
“It is always a great honor to be recognized by your peers, so thank you very much. The ADS plays a role in being the voice of the industry for condiments, salad dressings and sauces and I encourage fellow members to join the various committees so their knowledge and experience can be utilized to advance our industry. The purpose of the best practices paper was to provide a reference document that member companies could use to support the regulatory classification of their products based on this new research,” said Charlie Wind, Quality Assurance Director with Brooks’ Bottling Co.
About Charlie Wind
With 40 years’ experience in the food industry, Charles Wind, Quality Assurance Director, recently retired from Mullins Food Products (Liquid Products Division of Newlyweds Foods) and now working with Brooks’ Bottling Co.’s, earned his Bachelors in Biology/Biological Sciences from Northern Illinois University and earned his Master’s in Food Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his tenure at Mullins Food Products, the company was the recipient of the McDonald’s Corporation Systems Food Safety and Quality Award (2014, 2019) and Supplier of the Year Award (2014). Charlie has also authored two scientific reference articles.
With over 60 years in the BBQ industry, Oneonta, New York-based Brooks’ Bottling Co., provides recipe formulation, brand development, sauce bottling, co-packing, selling, and distribution. For more information, visit Brooks’ Bottling Co.
About The Association for Dressings and Sauces
Founded in 1926, the Association for Dressings & Sauces is an international trade association of manufacturers of salad dressings, mayonnaise, condiment sauces and the suppliers to the industry. For more information about ADS, visit the Association’s website. For more information, contact Stan Samples, Director of Communications for the Association for Dressings and Sauces, at [email protected] or 678-303-2996.