Katy Galle is Ocean Spray’s Senior Vice President of Research & Development and Sustainability. In this role, she cultivates cutting-edge new products to fill the innovation pipeline for Ocean Spray. She also leads our strategic sustainability initiatives, as well as our work in Consumer Affairs. Galle is also instrumental in further strengthening Ocean Spray’s industry leadership role and unleashing the power of research and development coupled with food safety and quality assurance. “I am always looking forward – how can we connect with new consumers and create new and exciting products? And ensuring we are ideating and innovating in ways that are underpinned with science, nutrition and technology,” she noted. “As we think about the future of Ocean Spray for our farmer-owners, we must also be aiming toward our impact, and ensuring a healthier planet with healthier people.” She comes to Ocean Spray from Dunkin’ Brands, most recently serving as VP of culinary innovation, for both Dunkin’ and Baskin Robbins teams, where she led her team to create a three-year innovation pipeline aligned with Dunkin’s aggressive growth platforms across the portfolio. Galle is a-twenty year veteran of PepsiCo, where she developed an extensive background in beverage innovation and commercialization and launched many new products globally. She has held prior product development and basic research roles at Seagram’s and Kraft Foods. She has also served on the board of governors for the Flavor Extract Manufacturers Association.