Luke Grocholl earned a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of North Dakota followed by post-doctoral research in materials science at the University of Iowa. Joined Sigma-Aldrich (now MilliporeSigma) in 2002 as product manager for inorganics then moved to promote and market the newly launched materials science portfolio. He has worked in additional roles including analytical scientist and manufacturing supervisor before joining the flavors & fragrances team to lead sales and marketing efforts for flavoring ingredients, food additives, and cosmetic and household raw materials. Luke moved from sales and marketing to the quality team to lead the alignment with food safety modernization act (FSVP) requirement and establish a GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) compliant food safety management program. Luke currently serves a role in regulatory management for MilliporeSigma overseeing food ingredients and pharmaceutical excipient regulatory requirements.