The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has announced its 2013 Fellows. This is a unique professional distinction given to individuals with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience for their contributions to the food science and technology field. Larry Keener, president and chief executive of International Product Safety Consultants, Inc., was nominated for outstanding leadership and improving food safety worldwide through numerous technical and business contributions for more than 35 years. Larry is recognized globally as an expert in food safety, particularly as in the area of process validation, as a process authority. He has extensive expertise in development and implementation of novel and non-thermal processing technologies. He has published and presented more than 75 papers internationally. He is also the vice president, and co-chair of the Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI). He has served multiple elected positions in the Non-thermal Processing Division for IFT and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Food Safety Magazine.