Global Director of Applications Research & Quality Assurance, Alltech; Global Technical Director, Alltech Algae
Becky Timmons is the global director of applications research and quality assurance for Alltech as well as the global technical director of Alltech Algae. Timmons graduated with degrees in chemistry and biology from the University of Kentucky and holds a master’s degree in brewing and distilling from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland. Prior to joining Alltech, Timmons carried out research for a flavor company in the alcoholic beverage sector. At Alltech, she has held a number of positions both in the quality area as well as new product development, including director of fermentation and director of flavor development. As global director of applications research and quality, Timmons ensures that all Alltech products meet the high standards demanded by the company through its Alltech Quality System (AQS), which was established to meet or exceed all global and regional standards of quality. In the area of product development, Timmons oversees several pilot plants and manages a department that includes food scientists, registered dieticians, chemists, microbiologists and engineers.