David H. Hahn, Ph.D., has been named Director of Technical Services and Business Development at Northern Crops Institute (NCI). Hahn has over 30 years of experience in research, manufacturing, product development and technical support at several American food companies. NCI Director Mark Weber says, “I am delighted to announce the hiring of Dr. Hahn as NCI’s Director of Technical and Business Development. His long experience in the private sector will provide invaluable expertise to our programs. He will also be able to provide excellent mentoring to our team of food and cereal scientists, while working closely with the NDSU faculty and scientists.” Hahn’s professional experience centers on bakery, pasta, tortillas, mixes, confectionery, sauces, milk beverages and pudding products. He has been instrumental in introducing many new food products, including Nature’s Own® Brand 100% Whole Grain Bread and Sandwich Rounds, Healthy Harvest Pasta, and Ronzoni® Smart Taste Pasta.