Core Team

Traci Morgan, Principal
BS, Chemical Engineering, Ohio University

Over 32 years of consulting experience, with over 26 years in Food and Beverage including Dairy, Sugar Refining, Bakery, Brewery, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Wastewater Treatment and Specialty Chemicals. Leads the Morgan Team in providing outstanding expertise and service to clients.


Tim Stafford, PE, Senior Director of Operations
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
MBA, Executive in Global Business, George Mason University

Over 22 years of engineering and manufacturing experience in the Food, Beverage, and Agricultural arenas. Leadership roles have included Kellogg’s Regional Technical Manager for the Southeastern Snacks Plants, Senior Director of Engineering for Latin America, and Director of International Engineering and Business Partner for Kellogg’s Global Snacks Supply Chain.


Don Aikens, Senior Director of Projects
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton

Over 30 years of experience in Food and Beverage manufacturing in a wide variety of roles including engineering, operations, maintenance, product development, and commercialization. Professional roles within Kraft, and later Mondelez included Senior Project Engineer, Engineering Manager, Business Unit Manager for Planters Peanuts Salted Snacks, and Engineering Project Manager for the Kraft Beverage Division.


Dena Owens, Project Manager, Senior Project Engineer
BS, Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
MS, Environmental Science, Sate University of New York

Over 20 years of experience in food and beverage manufacturing, industrial manufacturing, and environmental compliance. Experience in various liquid processes, as well as packaging standards GS1 compliance auditing. Environmental experience includes regulatory compliance, policy analysis, process engineering, and environmental compliance management. Expertise in a wide range of environmental projects including air and water emissions, hazardous waste cleanups, assessments, environmental auditing programs, and policy analyst for government programs.