B. Thomas Carr, principal of Carr Consulting, Wilmette, Ill., has received the David R. Peryam Award from ASTM International Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products. The Peryam Award recognizes outstanding professionals in the applied sensory science field.
A member of ASTM International since 1989, Carr works on several E18 subcommittees and is vice chairman of Subcommittees E18.01 and E18.02. Committee E18 has recognized his contributions with two Awards of Appreciation and presented him with the Award of Merit in 1997. Carr also serves on Committee E11 on Quality and Statistics and on the ASTM Standing Committee on Publications.
Carr specializes in the optimization of the formula, process and packaging of consumer products and ingredients with special emphasis on how the sensory properties of the products affect consumer acceptance. Prior to beginning his consulting business in 1995, he held research and statistician positions at The NutraSweet Co., G.D. Searle & Co. and Best Foods/CPC International Inc. He is also an adjunct professor at Charles Sturt University, one of Australia's national universities, which offers around 400 courses to approximately 38,000 students worldwide.
A graduate of the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo., where he received a master’s in statistics, Carr also holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. He is a regular lecturer at the Center for Professional Advancement, Sensory Spectrum Inc. and the Siebel Institute of Technology and serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Sensory Studies.
In addition to ASTM International, Carr is a member of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Food Technologists, the International Organization for Standardization and the Sensometric Society.
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February 22, 2013