Tom Carr obtained a BA, majoring in Mathematics, from the University of Dayton in Ohio in 1975, and completed a Masters in Statistics in 1979 at the Colorado State University. He worked as the Supervisor, Statistical Services, for Best Foods/CPC International from 1979 till 1985, then as the Senior Research Statistician for G.D. Searle from 1985 to 1986. Mr. Carr moved to The NutraSweet Company, where he was employed as a manager for the Statistical Services, and then for the Technical Services divisions from 1986 to 1994. He was promoted to Director of the Contract Research Division of NSC Technologies (a division of NutraSweet Company) in 1994, before deciding to create his own consulting firm, Carr Consulting, in 1995. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Charles Sturt University, working with PhD students and researchers from the NWGIC, since 2011.
Organization Title Dates
ISO Vice Chairman 1/90 to Present
ASTM Task Group Chair 1/90 to Present
Sensometric Society Treasurer 8/06 to 8/10
Journal of Sensory Studies Member, Editorial 1/91 to Present
Food Quality & Preference Reviewer 1/93 to Present
Siebel Institute of Technology Lecturer 3/89 to Present
Sensory Spectrum, Inc. Lecturer 2/88 to Present
Center for Professional Lecturer 7/86 to Present
Institute of Food Technologists Member 03/78 to Present
American Statistical Association Member 09/77 to Present
Some recent publications
Blay, M.Y., Saliba, A., Hardie, J., Carr, T. and Heymann, H. (2012). "Wine shows can give exhibitors more than medals", Wine & Viticulture Journal, 27, 1, pp70-73.
Carr, B.T. (2011). "Refreshing the hedonic scale: satisfaction analysis", (Presented at the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, June 2011).
Blackman, J., Saliba, A. and Carr, B.T. (2011). "Consumer preferences for Hunter Valley Semillon styles", poster at Pangborn Symposium 2011.
Blay, Saliba, Hardie, Moran, Heymann and Carr, B.T. (2011). "Is this a suitable test location?", poster at Pangborn Symposium 2011.
Blay, Saliba, Hardie, Heymann and Carr, B.T. (2011). "Do we have the right assessor group?", poster at Pangborn Symposium 2011.
Saliba, A., Moran, C., Yoo, Y. and Carr, B.T. (2011). "Does drinking wine make you happier" A comparative study between Australians and Koreans", poster at Pangborn Symposium 2011.
Carr, B.T. (2010). "Statistical Design of Experiments in the 21st Century and Implications for Consumer Product Testing" in Consumer-Driven Innovation in Food and Personal Care Products by Jaeger & MacFie, Woodhead Publishing Ltd. (2010).
Blay, Saliba, Hardie, Heymann, and Carr. (2010). "Developing a method for consumer data collection at Australian wine shows", poster at Eurosense 2010.
Hottenstein, Taylor and Carr (2008). "Preference Segments: A Deeper Understanding of Consumer Acceptance or a Serving Order Effect?", Food Quality and Preference, 19: 711.
Meilgaard, Civille and Carr (2007). Sensory Evaluation Techniques, 4nd Ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.