President / CEO
Rebecca Pfundheller (Becky) is founder, owner and CEO of AFL (Analytical Food Laboratories, Inc). For more than 25 years, AFL has been keeping people safe by providing analytical data for the consumer goods industries from concept to consumption, working with national, regional, and local clients in the food, pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, beverage, water, personal care and foodservice industries.
Since starting the company with a handful of clients, part-time employees and funding from her personal account, Becky has positioned AFL as an industry leader, not only regionally, but also with national brands. Integrally involved in sales, client relationships, hands-on training and industry leadership, Becky is well known and regarded as a leading expert in the analytical testing field. She has been involved in many industry associations including serving on the Texas Food Processors Association (TFPA) Board of Directors in 2012-current, 2005-2009 and 1993-2004 and was the 2014 Hall of Fame recipient. She also is active in the women-owned business organization (WBENC) and Women Presidents’ Organization (www.womenpresidentsorg.com).
Becky’s training began at the University of Iowa where she received a BS degree in microbiology. She worked for several different labs in the Chicago area where she grew up, and after relocating to the Dallas area with her husband, she held several more positions at regional labs before starting her own lab in 1992.
For those who know her, Becky’s ability to balance building a team of experts while retaining her role as motivator and inspirational leader is what sets her apart. In a fast-paced, highly technical and high-volume transaction business—where many samples are processed—her long-term commitment and positive spirit are evident at yearly events such as the holiday gift exchange, employee recognition, company picnic, and group outings. She is truly dedicated to her team, many of whom are like a second family. Her dedication to family continues with her husband of more than 30 years, who works alongside her at AFL. In addition, they have triples, currently attending 3 different colleges. But work and personal life is never far apart for Becky—she named her children after Salmonella—Samantha, Emma and Alec!
Director of Operations
Colleen is an enthusiastic and experienced operations manager in the food testing industry. At DonLevy and IEH Laboratories, she worked in various departments allowing her to grow and learn multidisciplinary skills and gain extensive experience in shelf life evaluations and various PCR platforms.
Her ability to excel at any task presented will allow her to bring innovative ideas to improve and grow our services.
She oversees all AFL departments and staff and helps to establish and accomplish overall business objectives. She is pursuing a degree in Microbiology and Immunology at Purdue University.
Director of Technical Services
Anita has worked at AFL since 2004. She began her career as Laboratory Supervisor/Client Liaison and progressed into the role of Microbiology Manager. She is recognized as a leader in the industry for virtually building the microbiology department. Her vast knowledge allowed her to continue growing and serve as the Quality Assurance Manager, with the responsibility of ensuring all quality procedures and policies are followed, and all accreditations are maintained to uphold the highest industry standards.
Most recently, she transitioned into the Director of Operations and joined the executive team. Anita received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Dr. Stephen Wuller, Ph.D., CFS
Chemistry Technical Manager
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President/CEO, Analytical Food Laboratories, 1992 – Present
Laboratory Manager, Silliker Laboratories of Texas, 1991 – 1992
Laboratory Manager, Applied Microbiological Services, Inc. 1988 – 1991
Laboratory Manager, Food Tech, 1987 – 1988
Research and Development Microbiologist, Natural Technology, 1984 – 1987
Manager in Training, Professional Services Industries, 1984
Sterility Research Microbiologist, Baxter Travenol, 1982 – 1984
American Association of Cereal Chemists
Associations of Official Analytical Chemists
Institute of Food Technologists
Longhorn Institute of Food Technologists; Executive Committee, 1994 – 1998
International Association for Food Protection
Texas Association for Food Protection
Research Chefs Association
Southwest Meat Association
Texas Food Processors Association
Board of Directors, 1995 – 1999, 2000 – 2004, 2012-
Women’s Foodservice Forum, 2011-
Women Presidents Organization, 2011-