The IBD Welcomes Two New Fellows

Steve Price, IBD Trustee and member of the Midlands Section, and Jon Meneses, 37th Asia Pacific Convention Chair and member of the Asia Pacific Section have been elected as Fellows of the Institute.

The IBD Fellowship recognises those members who have made a significant contribution, not just within the IBD but also to the profession and the industry. Jon and Steve have contributed significantly with their talent, passion and encouragement for others to succeed too.

Steve Price joined the IBD in 1977 and has been an IBD Trustee since November 2018, bringing a wealth of knowledge and broad expertise in research, development, branding, innovation technology and science.

His career began at Bass Brewers, latterly Molson Coors, where he worked for 33 years. He spent most of his career in research and development or innovation roles, including a stint as Senior Brand Manager.

In 2006 he was promoted to Director of Insight and Innovation in the company’s North America supply chain, based in Toronto where he was responsible for creating and deploying a 3-year rolling innovation funnel for each of their core brands. He was also closely involved in devising the Innovation and Technology Strategies for Molson Coors.

Steve joined Diageo in 2011 and moved to Dublin first as a Technology Development Director and then as Science and Technology Director. He later joined the International Centre for Brewing Science at the University of Nottingham as Industrial Fellow, subsequently being appointed an Honorary Assistant Professor.

Steve holds a bachelor's degree (Hons) in Biological Science and a Masters in Brewing and Malting Science from Birmingham University. He also has a Diploma in Management Science and passed his IBD Master Brewer examinations in 1982. He is the co-author of a paper on ‘Yeast Distribution in Conical FVs’ presented at EBC Venice and the named inventor of six patents.

Dr Jon Meneses joined as a member in February 1988 and since then has been a long standing and passionate contributor to the IBD and, more broadly, to the brewing industry and brewing science. He has been generous with his knowledge and contributed to the academic and professional development of many people in the industry.

He has been a strong contributor to the IBD over the last two decades, with involvement in the Analysis Committee and the Technical Committee to review papers for the IBD Asia Pacific Conventions.

Jon joined Coopers Brewery in 1988 and since then has filled several roles within, including Quality Assurance Manager, Technical Brewer and Brewing Manager. He is currently deploying his technical knowledge in the dual position of Brewing and Supply Chain Manager.

Jon completed his first degree in Chemistry and Microbiology at the University of South Australia. This was complemented by a Graduate Diploma in Computer and Information Sciences at the University of South Australia between 1993 – 1995.

Jon continued his passion for lifelong learning with a Doctorate (PhD) at the University of Adelaide where he studied the physiological and genetic characteristics of wort sugar fermentation by industrial strains of yeasts used in the brewing, baking and wine industries between 1998 – 2002.

During his PhD study, Jon created hybrid yeast strains using spheroplast fusion of two different brewer's yeast strains, to generate a robust homebrew yeast that is currently used in homebrewers’ kits. He also holds the IBD Diploma in Brewing.

Jon led the Coopers brewing team in the creation of new beers including Coopers Clear, Pilsner 62, Artisan, Dry, Dry 3.5, Pacific Pale Ale, XPA, Hazy IPA, Aussie IPA, Regency Park Red Ale and Vintage Ale (from 2004 onwards).

Jon also has been responsible for the brewing of international beer brands at Coopers, namely Carlsberg, Kronenbourg 1664, Sapporo, Brooklyn Lager, Miller Chill, Miller Blood Orange, Coors and Miller Genuine Draught.

Welcome Jon and Steve to the IBD Fellowship.

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