Marcel Proust attracted our attention that: “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Professor John L. Stanton is that kind of person, constantly advocating for virtues-led management, and promoting the universal values. Honorary Member of the Romanian Distribution Committee, Professor John L. Stanton is a well-known food marketing practitioner. He is founding editor and Editor-in-Chief of the „Journal of Food Products Marketing”, Editor-in-Chief of the “Journal of International Food and Agribusiness”, and an editorial advisor of the British Food Journal. He was the Chair of the Department of Food Marketing (the first endowed chair in food marketing in the USA), Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. Dr. Stanton held positions in different companies’ boards, and was expert and expert witness to many food and beverage companies, being regularly quoted in the news media including CNN, the Today Show and NBC Nightly News, and also in Forbes, Fortune, Advertising Age, Brand Week, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and many others. He also hosted an episode of the History Channel’s Modern Marvels entitled, “The History of the Supermarket.” Dr. Stanton was also among the first to author articles on health and nutrition advertising claims with articles in the Journal of Advertising Research as early as 1987.
Professor John L. Stanton has been a special invitee of the Romanian American University (RAU) in May 2011. Professor Stanton, an excellent communicator, delivered a „Strategic Marketing” course, relevant and appealing to the RAU students, proving advance knowledge about the topic. On May 11, 2011, Professor Ovidiu Folcuț, Rector of the Romanian American University (RAU) has awarded Professor John L. Stanton the Diploma of „Special Academic Merit”.