Dr. Gregory Reinhart (B.S. 1983, M.S. 1985, Ph.D. 1989) was inducted into the Animal Science Hall of Fame March 22 at the Department of Animal Sciences Evening of Excellence Recognition Banquet.
Dr. Reinhart is an alumnus of The Ohio State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 1983, his Master of Science degree in Non-Ruminant Nutrition in 1985, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Non-ruminant Nutrition in 1989. Dr. Reinhart joined Ross Laboratories’ Medical Nutrition Department in 1989 as a clinical researcher.
In 1990, he accepted a position in Research and Development with The Iams Company, where he attained the position of Vice President of Strategic Research and Communications. After The Iams Company was acquired by Procter and Gamble, he continued in this role and later assumed additional responsibilities as Director, Technology Development for Procter and Gamble’s global pet care business.
Dr. Reinhart has published over 200 scientific papers and abstracts in peer reviewed journals, is the co-editor of Recent Advances In Canine and Feline Nutrition, Volumes II and III, and an inventor on 14 United States patents. The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has recognized him with a distinguished alumni award for his contributions to the pet food industry. He is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition.
In 2007, Dr. Reinhart joined The Mathile Institute as Vice President of Research and Nutrition where he is leveraging his training and experience in the agricultural, human medical, and pet food industries to help alleviate hunger and malnutrition in children and their families. There are currently over 15,000 children and women receiving nutritional benefit from these programs in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, India, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Ecuador, and Peru.
Dr. Reinhart has not forgotten his alma mater. He is a regular guest speaker in animal sciences classes at OSU. He has contributed valuable input and guidance in the development of new curriculum in the area of companion animals and animal welfare for the OSU Department of Animal Sciences. Dr. Reinhart and his wife reside in South Lebanon, Ohio.