M. K. Gupta is the president and founder of MG Edible Oil Consulting International, Inc. He founded the company in 1998 utilizing his 45 years experience in the field of oil technology and food processing. He holds a Master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida and was named Fellow at the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) in 2008. As President of MG Edible Oil, he is currently providing consulting services for Oil and Food Processing companies in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Mr. Gupta is also the author of numerous technical publications in the U.S. and in other countries. He has written several book chapters, including a chapter on Manufacturing Emulsifiers in the Fifth edition of Bailey's Industrial Oils & Fats, as well as two chapters on frying of the Sixth edition of the same book. He published a book on frying through the American Oil Chemists Society in March of 2004. Mr. Gupta delivers lectures around the world on oil processing and its applications. He has taught short courses at Texas A&M from 1994 till 1998, and since 1996 has also taught short courses in Vegetable Oil Processing, and Frying at the Institute Food Technology, the American Association of Cereal Chemists, American Oil Chemists Society, University of California, Davis and the American Soybean Association. In addition, he has also taught courses in several countries including Mexico, Brazil, India and the Netherlands. He has been an active member of the American Oil Chemists Society. He is the past president of the Lipid Oxidation and Quality Division and the South Central Chapter of the society from 2000-2001. He works closely with the National Sunflower Association and has served as a consultant for the American Soybean Association in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to founding MG Edible Consulting, Mr. Gupta worked at Frito-Lay, Inc., for eleven years where he advised the company on oil application for the worldwide operation of Pepsi CO. Prior to this, Mr. Gupta was with Anderson Clayton, Inc., a Houston based multi-national company, where he was responsible for productivity improvement and engineering in several plants in the U.S. and in Mexico. Under his direction, the oil processing plant in Monterrey, Mexico was rebuilt to significantly increase production by 33% from 6,000 metric tons/month to 8,000 metric tons/month. He also designed and built a heat recovery system in the hydrogenation plant in Jacksonville, Illinois. This redesign resulted in a daily productivity increase of 20%. Mr. Gupta began his career working for Proctor & Gamble (P&G). His assignments included working in P&G's Food Research and Development department where he was subsequently promoted as a Group Leader in the area of dry prepared mixes (Duncan Hines). He was also responsible for the overall QA, technical training, and implementation of process improvements at the manufacturing plant in Staten Island, New York. He was also the Department Manager of the Shortening and Oil Production department, which produced nearly 300 million pounds of shortening and oil products.