Vien-An (An) Friedel is a CPG technical leader with over 20 years of progressive growth across key brands within the food and beverage consumer goods industry, leading high-performing teams in product development, manufacturing, and program management with Fortune 500 CPG companies. A certified PMP®, An leverages a unique background merging diverse and broad knowledge in food processing technologies, ingredient functionalities, food safety, culinary arts, and operational initiatives to deliver new product innovations and drive meaningful process improvements.
An joined Monster Beverage Company in 2022 as the Global Formulation Governance Director in the New Product Development Department. Prior to Monster Beverage, An held cross-functional roles across diverse product platforms that included R&D, QA, Food Safety, Project Management, Process Engineering, Environmental Compliance, and Operational Safety. A few past companies included PepsiCo, Campbell Soup, Dole Sunshine, Sara Lee, and Albertsons.
An is a co-inventor on a U.S. Patent and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
Fun Fact: An loves spending her free time experiencing new foods, flavors, and cultures with her husband and walking her fur-baby German Shepherd.