Bill Aimutis

Global Director of External Innovation



Bill is currently a Research Fellow and Global Director of External Innovation for Cargill, Inc.  Bill works closely with Cargill’s food ingredient, animal nutrition, meat and egg, and bioindustrial businesses to identify and find their tactical and strategic technology needs using external networks.  An Indiana native, Bill received a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science at Purdue University and graduate degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the Food Science Department. 

Bill has held several research and operations leadership and management positions in his career. Bill is a Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association, and a Distinguished Agricultural Alumnus from both Purdue University and Virginia Tech.  Additionally, he was awarded an Outstanding Food Science Award from the Food Science Department at Purdue University. 

Aimutis has been invited to speak at numerous meetings about innovation and investments in the agriculture and food industries.  Aimutis also serves on industry advisory committees for Agricultural Engineering (Penn State University), Food Science (Virginia Tech University), the Agriculture Innovation Forum (Larta), and the University of Illinois’ Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory.