CHICAGO, IL – Matrix Sciences is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Neumann Risk Services, LLC (NRS), led by Melanie Neumann, J.D., M.S.

This is another important step in our execution of Matrix’s growth strategy.  In building NRS, Melanie Neumann has combined a consulting business based on deep technical, regulatory and industry understanding in food safety, food science, food defense, recall & crisis management with a legal practice.  The addition of NRS to the Matrix Sciences portfolio both widens and deepens our consulting capability. In addition to further growing the NRS consulting business, Melanie will be developing an expanded set of services that are targeted at helping companies reap the benefits of their investments in food safety risk management.  Melanie will also be taking of the role of Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Matrix and she will be maintaining a separate but allied legal practice called Neumann Legal Services where legal work will be performed..

Melanie holds a Law Degree from Mitchell Hamline Law School and a Master of Science in Food Science from Michigan State University.  She has worked as an attorney both inside major multi-national food companies and within law firms.  She has been instrumental in building some of the most recognized consulting businesses in the food industry.  Through all of this, she has built an outstanding reputation and is sought after as a speaker and trusted advisor on many aspects of food safety and regulatory compliance as well as risk mitigation and management. Melanie is a member of The Sackler Institute of Nutrition Science of the New York Academy of Sciences, and is an adjunct professor at both Michigan State University and Northeastern University, teaching on various food regulatory topics.

“I made the decision to join Matrix Sciences because our vision for meeting the changing and unmet needs of the food industry align very well, said Melanie Neumann “but more than that, our value in how we need to meet those needs make for a great fit”

“Melanie and NRS are critical to building a true full-service solution provider” said Robert Wiebe, CEO of Matrix Sciences. “Building on the capabilities and capacity from our acquisitions of Richter International and Northland Laboratories, our portfolio of companies represents a growing and unique partner for our customers in addressing the challenges and opportunities in bringing safe food to market.

Matrix Sciences was created to lead the market by uniquely fulfilling the need for a full-service solution provider that provides unparalleled support for food safety and business decisions. The work we do is important … and so the way we do it is equally important.


For inquiries please contact:

Melanie Neumann, NRS:

Felicia Shotkoski, Matrix Sciences: