Kimberlee (K.J.) Burrington

American Dairy  Products Institute
Director of Training, Education, and Technical Development

630.530.8700 x225
608-334-6354 (Mobile)
kburrington@adpi.org

Areas of Expertise

Dairy Ingredient Functionality and Applications, Training and Education Program Design and Development

KJ Burrington is the Director of Training, Education and Technical Development at ADPI, having joined the staff in January, 2021.  Prior to her joining the ADPI staff, KJ served as the Ingredient Applications Program Coordinator for the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research (CDR).  She has over 25 years of experience in product development including her past positions at Ridgeview Industries, the Keebler Company, and as a consultant to the baking industry. 

In her previous position at CDR, she provided technical support for U.S. dairy processors and end users on dairy ingredient functionality and applications. She also provided technical expertise for food companies internationally through visits and seminars in conjunction with the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) to countries such as Mexico, Latin America, China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand.  KJ has also been an instructor/presenter in various ADPI events and activities.

KJ holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also an IFT Certified Food Scientist.

KJ has served on ADPI Center of Excellence since its inception in 2012