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Marcia Walker, Ph.D.

Director of Food Innovation

Marcia Walker, Ph.D, is Director of Food Innovation at 915 Labs. She leads the company’s product development, FDA validation, analytical and training services.

An innovative food professional with extensive product development experience, Marcia has helped build several major packaged food and beverage brands. She has both a master’s degree in food science and nutrition and a doctorate in food science and technology and significant experience working with novel food and beverage processing technologies.

Marcia helped drive the commercial application of high pressure processing (HPP) from the academic lab to commercialization and was integral to development of the highly successful retail brand Wholly Guacamole. For Starbucks, she helped establish a new 265,000 square foot juicery after the company acquired the cold-press juice producer Evolution Fresh. Most recently, she worked as a technical business scout in global R&D for PepsiCo/Naked Emerging Brands.

At 915 Labs, Marcia will leverage her knowledge and experience to accelerate the application of MATS and MAPS around the world by guiding the formulation of new food products and helping companies quickly get the results they want.