Dr. Wedral is President and Chairman of Westreco,
Incorporated, located in Milford, Connecticut. W estreco is the
North American Research and Development arm of Nestle S.A.,
the world's largest food company, based in Switzerland. She
serves on the Research and Development Steering Committee for
Nestec, a subsidiary of Nestle S.A., which plans research and
development strategy worldwide for Nestle.
Dr. Wedral began her professional career as a Chemist at the
Campbell Soup Company. She has since held positions as Senior
Scientist in Product Development and Nutritional Services,
Director of Product Development and Vice President of Research
and Development and Technical Support Systems with Libby,
McNeill, & Libby.
Following the merger of Libby and Nestle S.A., Dr. Wedral was
promoted to Vice-President/Director of Research and Development
for Westreco, Inc., Nestle's Western Hemisphere Research
Laboratory. At Westreco she consolidated the Libby, Beech-Nut,
and Nestle Foods development groups and technical services.
In 1987, Dr. Wedral was named President of Nestle's California
development laboratory, which previously served as the Carnation
Company's research center. She reorganized that facility
and directed the planning and construction of a state-of-the-art
pet food product development laboratory in Missouri. Following
this she assumed her current position with Westreco, Inc.
She is deeply interested in the science education of our young
people and is currently affiliated with the National Alliances for
Science and the National Council for Science EdCication, whose
goals relate to optimization of our science education methods
and encouraging students to pursue careers in science.