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Scott Riefler

VP of Science, Tarukino

Scott is currently VP Science for Tarukino, a leader of innovation, materials development and edible product forms within the cannabis space. He joined Tarukino in June of 2017, he and his team developed a key water born platform for cannabinoid oils for the edible industry. Previously he was a member of TIC GUMS leadership Team, a privately held producer of hydrocolloids (gums) systems for the food, nutriceutical and industrial markets.

During his tenure at TIC Gums Scott’s roles included VP of Sales, VP of Science and Technology and President. He led TIC through significant growth cycles and related challenges. Scott joined TIC in 2000 after spending twenty years in the aerospace industry with industry leader, American Cyanamid/Cytec Industries, serving the aircraft industry with structural adhesives and advanced composite systems. After his role of Global Technical Director, he became involved in mergers and acquisitions, assisting industry consolidation.

He has spent the past 20 years translating his experience and applying it to food system innovation, literally bringing rocket science into the kitchen! Scott resides with his wife Diana in the Seattle area. He holds a BS in chemistry and is a Certified Food Scientist. Scott is an active member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), National Association of Flavor and Food-Ingredients (NAFFS), Vistage and FEMA. He holds a BS degree in Chemistry awarded in 1979 from St. Bonaventure Univ. Scott has presented at numerous industry and university forums, short courses and classes.