- Position: Group Manager - Commercial Services
BSc (Hons) (Chem), PhD University of Newcastle
- Phone: 08 8313 6600
- Since: 4 July 2011
Eric has worked in the beverage industry since completing his PhD in chemistry at the University of Newcastle in 1997, where he held both teaching and technical positions. Initially spending four years based in the Hunter Valley with the then independent Rosemount Estates he moved to SA in 2001 to take up the role of Group Chemist with the Foster’s Wine Group based at the Wolf Blass Winery in the Barossa Valley. In 2007 he accepted the role of Global Manager Analytical Services with the Foster’s Group overseeing the integration and alignment of testing and technical services across their whole beverage portfolio on three continents. In 2010 he joined P&N Beverages in Sydney as National Technical Manager with responsibility for new product development, product QA, customer feedback and product compliance before returning to the wine industry in 2011 as the Research Manager for the Industry Applications Group of AWRI.
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Specialising in technical management he has extensive experience in successfully integrating new technologies and systems into wine production and improving those already in place. He is also a past committee member of the Interwinery Analysis Group, the co-author of a book on wine laboratory analysis and a regular speaker at industry conferences on technical issues around wine analysis and production.