Aug 7, 2017
CIFT hires Stermock as development specialist

Michael Stermock has joined the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT), as agribusiness development specialist.  He is responsible for exploring new opportunities to advance agribusiness initiatives in Ohio, according to Rebecca A. Singer, president and CEO.

Michael Stermock

Stermock has experience in water quality, conservation practices, new agricultural operations, and as a design engineer working on irrigation systems for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in California and Michigan. He served as a state advisor on engineering ethics, civil rights and safety in Michigan.  Throughout his career, Stermock has also served as a public defender and professional association attorney.

He holds bachelor’s degree in agricultural and biosystems engineering from South Dakota State University, a master’s degree from the University of North Dakota, and a juris doctorate degree from Villanova University.

The Toledo, Ohio-based CIFT is a developer and provider of technical innovations and solutions for the food processing, agribusiness and agricultural sectors of the economy in our region, our state and beyond. These innovations and solutions are developed in order to enhance the economic performance of the food processing and agricultural sector. CIFT is an affiliate of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, designed to help small to mid-sized manufacturers in Ohio become leaders in their industry.

The Ohio MEP program is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute for Science and Technology, Ohio Development Services Agency and local partners including CIFT.  MEP’s focus is on small and medium sized enterprises.

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