In May 2019, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) extended the work of Purdue’s Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Processing and Post-Harvest Handling (FPL) for another three years (2019 -2022). Tim joined as the Managing Director of the FPL in July 2019. The FPL leads research to develop sustainable, market-driven value chains that reduce food losses, improve food and nutrition security, and contribute to economic growth for smallholder farmers and food processing entrepreneurs in Kenya and Senegal. Tim comes from the University of Illinois where he was a project manager with the Appropriate Scale Mechanization Consortium as part of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification. He has a background in Agricultural and Biological Engineering and has international agriculture experience in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Bangladesh, and Sierra Leone.