From offices in Boise, Post Falls, Twin Falls, and Pocatello, TechHelp Specialists help Idaho manufacturers, food processors and entrepreneurs improve their competitiveness through continuous product and process innovation.

Stuart Walker

Food Processing Specialist – University of Idaho College of Engineering

Physical Location
Boise State University
Micron Business & Economics Building Office #2256
2360 W University Drive, Boise, ID 83725

Mailing Address:
1910 University Drive 
Boise, ID 83725-1656

Phone: 208-597-5655
Email: stuartwalker@techhelp.org

Background

Stuart Walker is a 28-year veteran of R&D in the food industry. He joined TechHelp as a Food Specialist in October of 2023 after nearly 12 years of working at the legendary Litehouse food company in Sandpoint, Idaho, where he was the R&D Director. Joining TechHelp as a Food Specialist gives Stuart many opportunities to share his wealth of food industry experience with Idaho food processors statewide.

For most of his career, Stuart focused on leading R&D Innovation and Technical Services teams with a traditional share of bench-top development experience. He is a proven solution innovator who develops and engineers new products.  He also redevelops existing products and processes to reduce cost, increase functionality, and integrate emerging technologies to create market success and profitability. Stuart has experienced success and satisfaction working in the finished food manufacturing and ingredient realms. He has experience with multiple product formats, including food coatings, spice/seasoning blends, rubs, injections, frozen food, bakery, cultured dairy, and both low and high-acid soups, dressings/sauces, and gravies.

In addition to his technical skills, Stuart is a seasoned and proven R&D leader. This experience culminated at Litehouse, where Stuart developed and mentored a product development team that focused on creating world-class flavors while driving high project volume and low overhead cost. Stuart’s team mastered the entire R&D process from concept development to commercialization and demonstrated award-winning leadership within the industry.

Stuart is excited to contribute to the greater good associated with a highly respected public institution with a lineage of innovation, knowledge advancement, and economic empowerment. He is confident that joining TechHelp will provide him with growth opportunities and a winning, long-term relationship.

Joining TechHelp allows me to utilize my extensive food formulation and manufacturing knowledge and background to help solve the current problems being experienced by Idaho food manufacturers. I look forward to applying my R&D management leadership skills to successfully interact with senior management to generate immediate influence with lasting success.

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