Professor Peter Rein was from 1969 to 1979 research and production engineering with Tongaat-Hulett Sugar. In that year he was promoted to Consulting Technologist, which position he held until 1992, when he was further promoted to Technical Director until January, 2000. In February 2000 he accepted a Professorship at the Audubon Sugar Institute, LSU AgCenter at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, becoming Head of that institute.
Prof. Peter Rein has contributed to more than 100 papers including patents and has made numerous contributions to books and invited lectures. Professor Peter Rein is well-known throughout the sugar world for his outstanding contributions, his openness, and his leadership skills. Prof. Peter Rein has been one of the most renowned cane sugar technologists in the last 40 years.