Theo Lioutas

Theo Lioutas

Contact Information:
Chase 200
Lincoln: East Campus
(402) 472-3181

Research Professor

About Theo Lioutas

Dr. Lioutas joined McCain Foods Limited in 2011 as Chief Science and Technology Officer and a member of the company’s senior Leadership team. McCain Foods Limited employs more than 20,000 people and operates 53 manufacturing facilities on six continents, generating annual revenues of CDN$7.3 billion. Lioutas was responsible for leading the innovation effort to develop breakthroughs in products and processes more aligned with growing consumer needs. He was most recently Senior Vice President of Global Research and Development for Brown-Forman, one of the world’s largest spirits companies and an organization he worked with for 12 years.

Prior to Brown-Forman, Theo built his career at General Mills, Campbell Soup, Kraft Foods, Jacobs-Suchard, Tropicana/Pepsico. He has also significant experience managing and utilizing Agricultural Science and Technology to produce proprietary crop innovation for three of his previous assignments. Born and raised in Greece, Theo moved to the United States for postgraduate studies. He obtained a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering and a PhD in Food Chemistry and Food Science, both from the University of Illinois. He is multilingual and is proficient in English, Greek, French and Spanish.