Your ISBT Connection | June 1, 2024

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Thank you to Ingredion for being an Annual Sponsor of ISBT. If your company would like to learn more about ISBT Annual Sponsorships, click here.

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Featured News

ISBT Welcomes Matthew Lecky as New Board President

The ISBT announced that Matthew Lecky, Director, Product Development, at Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is the Society's new President. We would like to thank our outgoing president, Maria Piedad Lopez for her hard work and leadership as president. We look forward to working with you as President, Matthew!

The ISBT also welcomed Paige Echols from the The Coca-Cola Company; Esteban Mejia-Mesa from Diageo; Ralph Ciotti from Atlantic Analytical Laboratory; and Caitlin Jamison from Rowdy Energy as its newest members of the ISBT Board of Directors. We look forward to working with each of you!

Read more about the new officers in the BevTech 2024 Recap Connection when it comes out next month. The Recap Connection will have full photo galleries, videos and speaker recaps from the show!

Join ISBT During Expo Pack in Mexico City

Join ISBT in Mexico City at EXPO PACK June 4-7, 2024. We will be in Booth #88 at the show and invite you to a cocktail reception on June 5th from 6-7 p.m. in our booth to learn more about the association.

Also, catch ISBT Board of Directors VP Gabriela Mejía on June 7th at 4 p.m. when she will present “ISBT- International Society of Beverage Technologists Role in the Beverage Industry.” Stop by to learn how joining ISBT can benefit you!

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Member News
The Beverage Industry Resource Guide contains information from beverage industry supplier members from a promotional standpoint. It is for advertising purposes only and does not reflect the opinions or position of ISBT. 

If you have sponsored content (i.e., new products, case studies, white papers, etc.) that you would like to see mentioned in the ISBT Connection, please email Steve Guglielmo by June 26.

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Featured Catalogs
Data Key Communications is proud to introduce its Supplier Catalog Library, a great resource for those in the beverage industry who want to see digital catalogs from ISBT suppliers collected in one spot!

If you're a supplier who would like to have your product catalog hosted online in the Catalog Library with a shareable and embeddable link, receive statistics about readership and clicks throughout the year, and be featured in the ISBT Connection, please contact Zach Raynsford for more information.

BCN Research Laboratories, Inc.

Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions: Water and Process Treatment Solutions

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Beverage Institute by ISBT®

“Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done” - Robert Heinlein


Learn how to get it done. Take the Value Bundle and be fully informed on the technology of beverages.

The Packaging School (ISBT’s Education Partner) has Valuable Programs


Food Packaging Certificate

The Packaging School (TPS) is launching a new 10-course program that leads to a Food Packaging Certificate.

The first course of the certification, “Packaging and Preservation” is available now.


Packaging School Course Library Program


A Packaging School Course Library is the ideal gateway for companies to work with The Packaging School ( ). TPS has assembled thousands of learning assets with courses in multiple industries, materials, and company departments. The efficient B2B Library program enables companies to choose from a collection of courses to create a library specifically for the people you’d like packaging training for.


TPS can offer discounts for the Library Program and on courses based on various factors, contact Julie Rice at for more information.


For more information contact Tom Reimer at or visit

Did You Know?

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"Did You Know?" is a series of interesting events and changes to ISBT and the beverage Industry. If you have an ISBT tidbit or "fun fact," send it to  


Butter Eater: The ancient Greeks considered the dairy product uncivilized, and “butter eater” was among the most cutting insults of the day.

Toilet Paper: In the US, before toilet paper was invented, people use periodicals like the Farmer’s Almanac, which came with a hole punched in it to hang in an outhouse.

World’s Smallest Knot: Scientists recently tied the smallest, tightest knot ever recorded, containing just 54 atoms. The microscopic twist is in the form of a trefoil, the simplest type of nontrivial knot, with three interlaced crossings and no loose ends.

National (U.S.) Iced Tea Day - June 10th: Celebrates one of summer's favorite drinks.

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Welcome, New Members!

ISBT is proud to announce we have gained 20 new members since May 1. Please join us in welcoming them to the Society! To view the complete list of new members, click the button below. For information about joining ISBT, click Join ISBT below.

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Industry News

If you have news (i.e., new hires, personnel promotions, facility changes, etc.) that you would like to see mentioned in the ISBT Connection, please email Steve Guglielmo. The deadline for submission for the next issue of the ISBT Connection is June 26.

Coca-Cola Create Marvel "Covers" With Guardians, Cable & Deadpool - Marvel and Coca-Cola launch promotional comic "covers" showcasing superheroes.

Liquid Death Giving Away $400K Fighter Jet to Lucky Winner, Unlike Pepsi’s 1990s Debacle - A beverage company is giving away a jet to one lucky winner — for real this time.

Suja Life Acquires Cult Classic Soda Brand, Slice - Expanding its growing portfolio of better-for-you beverages, this deal marks Suja Life’s entrance into the health soda category. 

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Committee Profile

Beverage and Ingredient R&D Technical Committee

The goal of the Beverage and Ingredient R&D Technical Committee is to promote the understanding of product and ingredient technology issues facing the beverage industry and also to provide a technical forum for new ingredients, new products and trends observed within the global beverage community.

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Beverage and Ingredient R&D Technical Committee Chair Emina Goodman, ADM