Darzel Price is an experienced Senior Research and Development Technician who has worked in the Confectionary Industry for the past 34 years. He currently works for Merisant, Inc. which manufactures and markets tabletop sweeteners and other products. Prior to this position, he worked in various capacities for the Wrigley Manufacturing Company from 1983 to 2009. His responsibilities included sampling and testing incoming ingredient’s, conducting factory and process capability trials, developed job aid procedures, conducted GMP training for new employees and summer interns, generated certificates of analysis and he assisted the Corporate Quality Assurance Group with 2nd Party Supplier Audits. Darzel obtained certificates in the following areas, Food Safety, HACCP, Lean Manufacturing, Analytical Trouble Shooting, Statistical Process Control, Supplier Quality Assessment Training, Sensory and The Resident Course in Confectionary Technology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
In addition to his career, Darzel is a motivational speaker who has been to numerous schools in the Chicagoland area. He is also frequent panelist on the Clarise Mason Show which can be seen on CAN-TV21 in the Chicagoland area. He has spoken on the topics of Mentoring, Parenting, Education, Voting, Police Brutality and the Nuclear Family.