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Jacqueline H. Beckley Honored by ASTM International with David R. Peryam Award

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ASTM International presented the David R. Peryam Award to Jacqueline H. Beckley, chief innovation officer at The Understanding & Insight Group, for her outstanding contributions to the field of basic and applied sensory science.

The award, established by the ASTM International committee on sensory evaluation of materials and products (E18), recognizes outstanding professionals in the field of applied sensory science. It is granted to individuals who best exemplify the life and career of Dr. David R. Peryam, the "father" of sensory evaluation and major contributor to E18. 

Beckley is a current member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), European Society for Opinion and Market Research, American Marketing Association, Society of Sensory Professionals, and Product Development Management Association.

An ASTM International member from 1975 through 1998, Beckley has also received the Certificate of Appreciation (1981) and the Award of Merit (1988) from E18. Beckley is the recipient of other industry awards including the Award of Distinction from the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis (2015). She has also been named a fellow (2006) and presented the Sensory and Consumer Sciences Achievement Award (2018) by IFT.

Beckley has served in her current position since 1999, having previously held positions at Nabisco Foods, Peryam & Kroll Research, Quaker Oats, and Amoco Corporation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in food science from University of California, Davis, a master’s degree in business administration from Dominican University, and a registered dietician certification through Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital. 

She authors textbooks and book chapters related to product innovation, product design, and the value of deep conversation to understanding product and services creation.

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