Diamond V’s research team recently welcomed Dr. Bucky Gwartney, who has joined the company as Director, Protein Food Safety Research. 

“I am happy to announce Bucky has joined Diamond V,” says Dr. Don McIntyre, Director, Global Research & Technical Service for Diamond V. “In his new role, he will be responsible for global meat quality and food safety research across all food animal species and protein groups.”

Dr. Gwartney received his BS in Agriculture, Food Industry from Oklahoma State University before earning his MS and PhD from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Prior to joining Diamond V, he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service. He was a member of the agency’s Standardization Division in Washington, D.C. where he helped to develop meat and livestock standards for the red meat industry.

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While in Washington, Dr. Gwartney also served as deputy director and science advisor for U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) – Agricultural Affairs. He also worked as executive director for research and knowledge management for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) in Denver, Colorado. 

“Bucky is an excellent addition to our research team," adds McIntyre. "His more than 25 years of technical and business experience will help us expand Diamond V expertise into meat and muscle quality by helping to define Diamond V technology attributes, enhancing our proposition to stakeholders across the supply chain.”