Dr. Spink has been focused on product fraud since Michigan State University’s Food Safety Program and the School of Packaging began research on the topic in 2006. This work expanded to the behavioral sciences and criminology and led to the establishment of the Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection Initiative in 2008. In 2009 the work shifted to the School of Criminal Justice where the Initiative evolved into a Program.
Prior to returning to MSU in 2006, Dr. Spink spent more than 15 years in Corporate America. He draws from his experience in general management, operations, sales, product management, and headquarters staff to bring a unique awareness of the needs of industry. His long-time affiliation with MSU brings an awareness of the needs of academia and of MSU.
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