David Stein is currently a Senior Manager in PepsiCo’s Global R&D organization; he received his Chemical Engineering degree from Purdue University in 2003 and an MBA from Indiana University in 2010. After a number of internships across healthcare, technology and oil and gas, David started his career at Abbott Labs in 2003, working on a variety of drug and healthcare related programs. He spent most of his time in a process engineering role developing microparticles for hospital testing. He joined PepsiCo in 2008 working in Frito Lay on their process for Lay’s Potato Chips; he helped develop and roll out new ways to manufacture all brands of potato chips (Lay’s, Ruffles, Wavy Lay’s) to Frito Lay’s fleet of North American plants. A couple years later David joined PepsiCo’s Global Foods R&D team working on R&D strategy and its new dairy business. He also had a short term assignment working in Bangkok, Thailand in the Asia Pacific R&D organization leading the Sensory and Strategy groups within R&D supporting both snacks and beverages for the company. David is now based in Plano leading the Applied Technology group for the Global Snacks R&D team focused on Tortilla Chips. Focused on the global tortilla chip business, including Doritos his team works on technology programs supporting product quality, new market launches and innovation. He lives in Frisco, Texas with his wife Megan and two children, Lily and Will.