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Larry Fisher joined the ACEnet staff in 2002, serving as the Director of the ACEnet Food Ventures Program and overseeing the operation of the 4,000 sq. ft. shared-use kitchen. As part of his responsibilities with new food clients, he conducts initial intakes and assists clients in all aspects of product development and packaging. Some of the major services that he provides include batching and recipe development, product costing, food safety, FDA labeling requirements, and development of nutrition labels that comply with industry standards. Along with his 20 plus years of experience in the food and beverage industry, he has completed numerous food related trainings including HACCP Training, FDA Label Training, and the Better Process Control School. Along with his work within the Food Ventures Program, he assists a variety of new and existing businesses within the scope of the Business Incubation Program at ACEnet. This assistance generally involves working on business plans, financial management plans, and employment practices. Mr. Fisher became the Executive Director of ACEnet in 2015.
Mr. Fisher received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Ohio University in 1982, with a major in accounting and a secondary interest in management. Prior to his work with ACEnet, he has served in the roles of Assistant Controller, Controller, Plant Manager, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Manufacturing for three beverage companies located in Ohio, West Virginia, Missouri, and Louisiana. He has also served as a consultant to other beverage companies and non-profit shared-use kitchen projects throughout the United States.