George Crochiere
Crochiere & Associates, California

George K. Crochiere graduated from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1977.

He spent 5 years at Spalding Sports Worldwide, Chicopee, MA developing rubber, plastic, adhesive, and coating materials for sporting goods.

From 1982 to 2000 he was at W.R.Grace, Darex Container Products in Lexington, MA. as a chemist, technical manager and new product marketing manager. He developed, manufactured, serviced and sold container coatings, closure gasketing, and oxygen scavenger technologies for Grace’s facilities in the Americas, Asia and South Africa.

Since 2000 he’s been a co-owner of Crochiere & Associates, LLC in Pepperell, MA a testing and consulting service for beverage bags, bottles and closures focused performance and shelf-life evaluation. They also provide consulting and technical support services in the areas of sealants, coatings, and oxygen scavengers.

He has been a member of the International Society of Beverage Technologists, sub-committee on the Standardization of Bottle and Closure Testing; the American Society of Brewing Chemists; the Master Brewers Association of America; and the American Society of Enology and Viticulture, Performance BIB and on the editorial board of Plastics in Packaging Magazine.

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