MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Adrian (Ady) Redondo has joined the Manila office of U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) as a bakery technician. Redondo will provide technical milling and food production support in Southeast Asia.  

“Our long-term effort to help customers improve their products and processes through technical support has helped established strong and consistent export markets for U.S. wheat farmers,” said Joe Sowers, USW regional vice-president. “We are expanding our technical support team in South Asia to provide similar returns. Ady will spend a lot of time working closely with our experienced technicians in the region, but his professional experience in food technology and interpersonal skills will serve   him — and the wheat farmers we represent — very well in what we hope will be a long career with U.S. Wheat Associates.”

Born in the Philippines, Redondo received a bachelor’s of science degree in food technology from the University of the Philippines in 2001. He went on to gain experience in quality assurance, research and development, production and sales in the Philippines food and bakery industries. Most recently, Redondo was a key accounts manager with Ingredion Philippines, Inc., a global ingredient solutions company manufacturing starches, sweeteners, nutrition and biomaterial ingredients for food, pharmaceuticals and industrial applications.