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Profile of ••••• C. •••••, CEC, CFSM, CFSP, SQFP
Tom is an excellent candidate is a quality, research and development professional.
Experienced in R&D, HACCP, SQF, TQM, SPC, Thermal and Aseptic Packaging, Chilled, Refrigerated, Cook/Chill, Frozen and shelf stable food products.
Product knowledge and hands on plant operations experience in proteins, soups, sauces, gravies, side dishes, condiments etc.
His wide range of experience gives him in-depth knowledge and the ability to implement/re-engineer quality systems compliant to regulatory requirements.
Tom has implemented USDA, FDA HACCP, SQF, GMP, SOP, SSOP, ISO
programs in the meat and seafood industry including distribution centers, hospitality and retail operations.
He has implemented training programs in HACCP, SQF, GMP, GLP, GAP with major companies in USA, Canada, Mexico and Asian markets.
Experienced in USDA, FDA, Halal, Kosher, AIB, audits and regulations/customs.
Has extensive experience in dealing with government regulators as well as third party audits and his plants have all exceeded expectations from their customers.
Extensive experience in trouble shooting issues, customer service inquiries, in the field inspections and solutions.
Extensive experience in developing POS & brand materials, direct sales 1:1 and food & trade shows, demonstrations to professional buyers, chefs, food and beverage operators worldwide.
International consulting in food/hospitality, processing including HACCP, SQF, programs.
Relevant Work History
••••• (•••••present) (consulting in aseptic, thermal processed and sous vide food items (fresh, refrigerated, frozen).
Director of Training, QA, R&D
HAIN PURE PROTEIN (•••••) (post eliminated)
Director Food Safety and Quality
C&S WHOLESALE GROCERS (•••••) (post eliminated)
Regional Manager Food Safety
TO-JO Mushrooms (•••••) (post eliminated due to firms financial issues)
Director R&D, HACCP, Quality
THE STERITECH GROUP (•••••) (moved to TO-JO Mushrooms for better career potential)
Food Safety Auditor/Specialist (GMP, GAP, GLP, Consulting)
K-MART CORPORATION (•••••) (post eliminated due to company bankruptcy)
Regional Director Food Safety and Quality (responsible for East Coast to Canada)
GRAND CASINOS (•••••) (post eliminated when company was sold)
Corporate Director F&B, R&D, Quality, responsible for Stratosphere, Grand Tunica and other casinos in MN, MS, LA, and in developing commissaries including cook and chill facilities/food processing on site.
CARGIIL/EXCEL (•••••) (post eliminated)
Product Development Manager/QA seafood and
Corporate R&D Chef for new Wichita KS R&D Center, he helped develop
BUFFETS Inc (•••••) (post eliminated due to poor stock showing)
Corporate Director F&B, R&D, QA
GENERAL MILLS (•••••) (post eliminated due to business sector close down)
Manager of Commissary Operations, R&D, Food Safety QA
MARRIOTT CORPORATION (•••••) (moved to new opportunity)
Corporate Executive Chef/ QA Manager
STOUFFERS ( •••••) (moved to HACCP. US, new start up company)
Food Service Director, R&D Chef
Notes on Career Progression
Tom career started as a Chef (he was one of the first Certified Executive Chefs in the USA and is current in his CEC registration), and due to company needs, filled the rolls of R&D, Technical/Program manager, QA, HACCP, TQM hats.
Tom has moved to new opportunities, mostly due to reductions in work force and or positions being eliminated where he had no control over losing his position.
In each position Tom has excelled in new product development, training, sales and marketing, food styling, HACCP, SQF, audits etc.
Tom and two partners started ••••• (formerly FMCA Inc,) in ••••• and works with them on an as needed basis or when Tom has suffered the whims of the marketplace in being laid off.
Diploma/BA Management, LaSalle University, Chicago IL
Vocational Educators Certification/teaching license, University of MN
Better Processing School (FDA/USDA), Penn State University, State College PA
1st Year Culinary Institute of America, New Haven CT
3 year Chef Apprenticeship, Bellevue Strafford Hotel, Philadelphia Pa
Communications, Dale Carnegie and Cornell University
Sanitation/Food Processing, AIB, Manhattan KS
Food Safety, CFSP, CEUS, NEHA, Denver CO
CEC Certified Executive Chef
CFSM Certified Food Safety Manager
CFSP Certified Food Safety Professional
SQFP Safe Quality Food Practioner
Thermal/Aseptic Processing, USDA/FDA via Penn State
Applicant: Six sigma black belt, Villanova University
Possesses a rare combination of experience in food and hospitality management, food processing, HACCP, TQM, SPC, SQF.
Well versed in R&D, QA, Sales and marketing of various food and beverage products.
Has thorough understanding of USDA, FDA, Kosher,
Regulations, HACCP, GMP, GAP, GLP, SQF and ISO requirements
Proven track record in implementing Quality Systems and Customer service (sales, inquiry, investigations)
Team focused : Has successfully headed up and been a member of many cross-functional teams
Great Sales person at all levels. Able to convince and close deals quickly
Experiences in Procurement (proteins, vegetables, dry goods, etc) responsible for over $••••• million annual purchases for major chains.
Highly motivated and goal driven
Protector of the Brand.
Excellent business acumen: Knows how to balance business needs with regulatory compliance
Strong interpersonal skills and developing programs for team members
Strong written and verbal interpersonal skills
Loyal, conscientious, open to travel, relocation.
Call Tom today at ••••• ••••• ••••• or email Tom at ••••• for further details.
Mr. Garey Walker (formerly VP of Food Safety and QA @ Kmart Corporation)
Director Food Safety/QA
Giant of Carlisle PA, Home: ••••• ••••• Road, Carlisle, PA •••••
Email: •••••, Home#: ••••• ••••• •••••
Michaell Sarbu (Formerly of Kmart Corporation, District Facility Manager)
••••• Kevin Court
Brick NJ •••••
David A. Larson (formerly of Cargill Seafood Division)
Larson & Associates, ••••• Troy Lane North, Plymouth MN ••••• •••••rt Van Wyck Jr.(formerly of Buffets, Inc.)
President, BBG Limited, Computer Specialist
••••• Gould Avenue NE, Columbia Heights MN •••••
Office: ••••• ext ••••• Home: •••••
Maryanne J. ••••• President, West Coast
••••• Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon CA •••••
Director of R&D, Excel Meats / Cargill Inc.•••••
••••• East Illinois Ave, Burrton KS •••••
••••• Email: •••••
Food, QA, SQF, HACCP, Food Safety, Chef, Culinary, R&D