Jeff currently serves as VP of Consulting at Intertek. Throughout his career, Chilton has consulted with hundreds of food manufacturing firms to develop and enhance their food safety and quality programs.
Jorge currently serves as Director of Professional Services for Intertek Alchemy.
Rick is an experienced former auditor, EHS consultant, and trainer.
Dr. Jennifer van de Ligt serves as the Director of the Food Protection and Defense Institute and as Associate Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Kircher is the Senior Advisor of the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, and an Assistant Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Bob Whitaker holds the responsibility for food safety and security, environmental sustainability and technical innovations for the produce supply chain, from field to fork.
Laura Nelson serves as Vice President Food Safety & Global Alliances at Intertek Alchemy. She has over 25 years of experience implementing food safety and quality control programs for processing, packaging, food service, and retail operations. She has worked with global retailers and manufacturers in the implementation of their GFSI certification programs. Prior to Alchemy, Laura managed Silliker’s South Region food testing laboratories, implemented ISO 17025 requirements, conducted GMP and HACCP audits, and trained food safety auditors.
Her hands-on experience in testing food products has assisted food companies in the successful implementation of good manufacturing practices (GMP), quality assurance, and HACCP programs. Laura is a graduate of University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology.
Aaron Clanton is the Director of BFTS Innovation for AIB International. Clanton has taught in all aspects of the AIB’s baking curriculum including bread production, cake and sweet goods production, operations, and the science of baking with a solid understanding of ingredient functionality and bakery processes.
Andrew currently oversees the Global Auditing Program for Subway, which includes the 2nd Party audits of all food and packaging Vendors and the large network of storage and distribution facilities supplying the Subway system worldwide.
Bonnie has a long track record of accelerating growth for two very different companies, Procter & Gamble and Castellini.