Expert in Pet food manufacturing, marketing, quality systems, formulation, and regulation.
Expert ID: 732764 New Jersey, USA
|Year: 1978||Degree: Bachelor's degree||Subject: Animal Science||Institution: California Polytechnic University|
|Years: 2014 to 2016||Employer: JnG Advisory LLC||Title: Principal||Department: Consulting||Responsibilities: Providing consulting services in all areas of pet food manufacturing, product & process development, nutrition, quality systems, customer development, and regulatory affairs.|
|Years: 2010 to 2014||Employer: Simmons Pet Food, Inc./Menu Foods||Title: Vice President||Department: Technical group||Responsibilities: Having worn many vice president hats (VP of Technical Service/Research & Development/Nutrition & Regulatory
Affairs/Innovation), I been involved in every aspect of manufacturing;
Lead all regulatory aspects concerning ingredients, manufacturing, and labeling of pet food. Lead interactions with all
government agencies; FDA; USDA AFHIS, USDA FSIS, CFIA, and state regulators
Lead steering committee on ingredient safety; developed policy for ensuring origin of all ingredients and qualifying/requalifying suppliers in all aspects.
Switched all Menu facilities to be SRM-free (2000).
Established outside analytical verification program for both raw materials and finished products (2001).
Directed organic certification of product/manufacturing under the National Organic Program of the USDA.
Established biocide program for Hydrostatic retort cooling water; monitored corrosion program for same (1993).
Created Menu’s initial HACCP program (1994) and was on the steering committee for continuous improvement.
Established the Toronto’s “chunk” program; traveled abroad to evaluate equipment. Later installed and commissioned
the equipment in the Toronto facility (1995).
Works with plant maintenance to create first PM (preventative maintenance) program (1995).
Lead AAFCO feeding studies for ALL LIFE STAGE claim for both dog and cat products (1995).
Participated as team member in the design of the Emporia “green field” plant to determine equipment flow layout
followed by commissioning (1997).
Introduced least cost formulation programming (1998).
Pouch process/product development (2004).
Technical lead for 2007/2010 recalls.
Technical adviser to all Simmons Sales group and direct to customer base.
Lead 6 direct reports;
o 4 in Regulatory Affairs.
o Director of Product/Process Development (who has 7 reports).
o Director of Nutrition.
|Years: 1993 to 2010||Employer: Menu Fooods||Title: Vice President||Department: Technical group||Responsibilities: R&D, Nutrition, Regulatory, Quality.|
|Years: 1991 to 1993||Employer: Bioproducts Inc.||Title: Product Manager||Department: Sales||Responsibilities: Technical Sales, ingredient procurement, ideation.|
|Years: 1989 to 1991||Employer: Nestle||Title: Technical Manager||Department: Pet food division||Responsibilities: Technical liaison between Marketing and manufacturing as well as Marketing and product development.|
|Years: 1981 to 1989||Employer: Nestle||Title: Senior Scientist||Department: Pet food research & development.||Responsibilities: Developing products for the Friskies division.|