Career at a Glance
Jean Spence is responsible for all product and packaging development, research, nutrition, quality, food safety and scientific affairs worldwide. Jean has been in this role since January 2004.
During her more than 25 years with the company, Jean has held a number of positions, including:
- Vice President, Worldwide Quality & Scientific Relations
- Group Director Research & Development, Beverages and Desserts
- Human Resources Manager (Director of Diversity)
Jean holds three U.S. and worldwide patents for her development work as a Research Engineer for Maxwell House coffee. Jean received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.
Five Facts From Jean
Joined Kraft Foods: In 1981 as Research Engineer for Maxwell House. The company was then General Foods.
Favorite Kraft Foods product: Crystal Light – it’s delicious, low-calorie and convenient.
Hobbies: I have many hobbies. They include my kids’ sports, photography, cooking, travel, skiing, gardening and renovating my 127-year old Victorian house.
Favorite saying: Life is too short.
Something few people know about me: I held the school track record in junior high, and now my daughter does!