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Tom Gillpatrick

Tom Gillpatrick

The Juan Young Professor of Marketing and Food Management

Office: SBA 260D
Phone: 503-725-3775
Fax: 503-725-5850

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Tom Gillpatrick has served as the Executive Director of the Food Industry Leadership Center since 2000, and he holds the Juan Young Professorship in the School of Business Administration at Portland State University. He currently teaches classes in International Marketing, FMCG Marketing, and Marketing Strategy. He has taught in the Oregon Executive MBA Program, the PSU FILC Executive Program, the CIMBA International MBA Program in Italy, and in the University of Zagreb's International MBA Program. Additionally, Dr. Gillpatrick has participated in international managerial training and executive programs in England, Italy, Mexico, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, and Russia.

Dr. Gillpatrick's academic research has focused on the use of market research and analysis to improve managerial decision making in the development of new products and services, the development of positioning and segmentation strategy, pricing strategy, and distribution and relationship marketing. Currently, he is working on studying the practice of product innovation, category management, and the use of market-based planning in the food industry. His research has been published in leading academic journals including the Journal of Marketing Research and is frequently quoted in the industry trade press by such publications as the BBC, Supermarket News, Progressive Grocer, Stagnito's New Products and local media such as the Oregonian, the Salem Statesman Journal, KATU and KGW TV.

Dr. Gillpatrick has been on the faculty of Portland State University since 1982. He received his PhD in Marketing from the University of Oregon, an MBA from Utah State University, and a BS from California State University. At Portland State University, he has also been active with the Engineering Management and Systems Science Ph.D. programs.

Dr. Gillpatrick is the first recipient of the Juan Young Professor in Marketing and Food Management. The Juan Young Professorship was established by the Juan Young Memorial Trust in 1996.