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Biographical entry Mayne, Tom (1901 - 1995)

25 December 1901
Fosterville, Victoria, Australia
25 January 1995
Industrial chemist


Tom Mayne worked for Nestle 1921-1966. He developed Milo, the name of which is based on the champion athlete in Greek mythology.


Born Fosterville, Victoria, 25 December 1901. Died Sydney, 25 January 1995. Educated Sydney Technical College (diploma in industrial chemistry and engineering 1933). Laboratory assistant, Bacchus Marsh company, company taken over by Nestle 1921, worked for Nestle 1921-66, was chief industrial chemist when he developed Milo in 1934, based in Nestle's head office of the manufacturing department late 1950s and 60s, connected with the initial work setting up Maggi products in Australia and also set up a Maggi factory in South Africa, consultant to Nestle 1966+.

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