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Meat Packing, Management, Food Safety, Quality Control, Production, Sales, Market Forecasting, Cost Analysis, Risk Management

ID: 739591 Arkansas, USA

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Expert has worked in beef plants and corporate beef purchasing, sales, and quality positions. He considers himself an expert in the beef side of the business (from slaughter to packaging). Expert worked on the corporate slaughter side of the largest beef company in the United States, writing specifications, then moved to a quality managers position with a regional packer in South Dakota.

Expert moved to sales and sold meat for that same regional packer, then moved to purchase positions for Hardee's restaurant group and Tyson's Prepared Food plants. He has consulted and worked as an Operations Manager for two Florida plants since he left Tyson Foods. In those positions, he was in many beef packing plants throughout the United States.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1976 Degree: BS Subject: Secondary Education, German Institution: Brigham Young

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Manager Quality Assurance Department: Quality Assurance
Responsibilities:
Consultant on Production, Sales, Quality Assurance, Technical Services for this two - plant beef slaughter and fabrication operation in Zolfo Springs and Center Hill Florida. The two plants have a 1000/hd./day processing capacity.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Owner
Responsibilities:
Expert has own recruiting firm looking for people for beef companies. Has branched out to agricultural and ranching areas as well.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2000 to 2014 Employer: Tyson Foods Title: Director Department: Procurement
Responsibilities:
- Director of Beef Procurement - managed two beef buyers with beef raw material meat responsibility for 15 Prepared Foods cooked meat plants, 7 fresh meat plants and the pet foods division.
- Was responsible for the purchase of over 8 million lbs. of beef, pork, and chicken weekly, comprising almost $1.2 billion annually.
- These purchases include imported meat, domestic cow and fed trimmings, boxed beef for the fresh Case Ready program, roast beef, brisket and chuck programs, and commodity beef for the USDA school lunch program.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1995 to 1996 Employer: Moyer Packing Co. (now JBS) Title: Director of Sales and Marketing Department:
Responsibilities:
- Responsible for sales growth and gross margins in four areas: cow fabrication, cow and steer offal products, Wendy’s hamburger, and the retail ground beef operation.
- Managed pricing and sales of cow cuts, offal products and steer trimmings and least cost formulations for Moyer’s retail ground beef operation, with sales averaging 2,750,000# weekly.
- Priced ground beef for retail grocery chains, BI-LO, Pathmark, Hannaford, Food Lion and Topco Food services.
- As Manager of the Wendy’s account, scheduled, and purchased raw materials, both inter-company and outside purchased product, for the hamburger operation.

Among accomplishments were daily, weekly sales volume records, and achievement of the highest and longest sustained gross margins in both the Wendy’s and retail ground beef operation. Had 3 reports that managed accounts in most of the eastern coastal states.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to 1996 Employer: Fast Food Merchandisers, Hardee’s Manufacturing and Distribution Title: Director of Meat Purchasing Department: Purchasing
Responsibilities:
- Primary function was the procurement of up to 3,000,000# weekly, of grinding meats, both domestic and imported, sirloin, beef rounds, pork bellies and ham; - Later responsibilities included the procurement of processed meat items for distribution to FFM’s (now MBM) 12 distribution centers.
- Analyzed and forecasted markets, coordinated sales projections with production and distribution, completed supplier evaluations and inspections.
- Had contractual and risk management responsibilities for food purchases for FFM’s manufacturing plants, including cooking oils, batters and breading, spices, apples, and chocolate chips.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to 1990 Employer: Black Hills Packing Co. Title: Quality Assurance/Sales Manager Department: Quaity Assurance, then Sales
Responsibilities:
- Responsible for quality, yield management and then sales for Black Hills killed and boned 300 fed and cull cows daily.
- Programs for spray chilling carcasses, boneless beef reinspection, lean ground beef, product identification and choice labeling.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1983 to 1985 Employer: IBP (now Tyson) Title: Corporate Slaughter Quality Manager Department: Quality Assurance
Responsibilities:
- Coordinated and supervised six inspectors in slaughter quality on 18 shifts at 11 plants.
- Authored the quality control audit system encompassing offal products, inspected plants, investigated claims, reviewed products and provided liaison for USDA program and regulation changes.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1983 to 1978 Employer: Taylor Beef (now Cargill) Title: QA Supervisor, Production Manager Department: Kill Floor
Responsibilities:
Kill floor Quality Assurance, offal yields, production safety and yields, carcass grading

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
- Quantitative Statistics in Quality Control
- Time Management for Managers
- Sausage Manufacturing Short Course
- Cured Meats Short Course
- Dale Carnegie Sales Seminar
- Informa/Sparks Commodities Strategic Purchasing

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