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Aside from the day to day management of SAM, we, as scientific and marketing professionals, take part in education at Universities, publish our research in scientific journals and speak at sensory symposiums as experts in the field.

Dr. Martin Kern – C.E.O.

Dr. Martin Kern received his masters degree in Enology and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Science from the Justus Liebig University, Giessen.

As Managing Director, he is responsible for the entire Eurofins SAM Sensory and Marketing International Business Line with today 14 facilities worldwide. At the same time, he leads the German Branches in Munich and Hamburg as Managing Director.

Thomas Alex – Eurofins SAM Switzerland

Thomas Alex completed his masters degree in food engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.

He has gained a great deal of experiences at national and leading multinational companies in the food and food supplier industry. He is fluent in German, English, French and Italian. Thomas Alex is Managing Director of the Swiss Entity located in Zurich.

Olivier Gautreau – Eurofins SAM France

Olivier Gautreau completed his Master degree in Food Engineering from Agro ParisTech, France.

He has a strong background in food engineering and product development. Before joining SAM France, he was the New Product Development Manager in the fruit preparations field (dedicated to Dairy foods). He is Managing Director of the French Entity located in Paris.

Paolo Manfredi – Eurofins SAM Italy

Paolo Manfredi pursued studies in the medical and economic fields at the Universities of Pisa and Parma respectively.

He has a strong background in the organization of fielding product testing and in service supplies and is the Managing Director of the Italian Entity located in Milan.

Patricia Silva

Patricia Silva is a Food Engineer with a Master´s degree in Food Science and Technology by Catholic University of Portugal, and a Ph.D. in Sensory Science and Consumer Behaviour by Wageningen University of the Netherlands.

Her expertise focus on emotion measurement as a toll to understand food choice and experience of consumption. Patricia Silva is the Managing Director of the Spanish Entity in Barcelona, Spain.