Bill Aimutis


North Carolina Food Processing Innovation Center


Bill Aimutis is the Executive Director for the North Carolina Food Innovation Lab. Bill’s team works with entrepreneurial and multi-national companies in fruit, vegetable, and plant-based product development and scale-up in a pilot plant operating under cGMP standards opening in late 2019. Bill retired from Cargill, Inc. in 2018. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science at Purdue University and graduate degrees from Virginia Tech in the Food Science Department. Bill is a Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association, and a Distinguished Alumnus from both Purdue University and Virginia Tech. Aimutis serves on several industry advisory committees.