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Life Before Rich’s (Prior to July, 2003)

2001 - 2003
Job Title: Manager, Technical Services – Thermal Processing
Chiquita Processed Foods, LLC
Fall River, Wi

Key Responsibilities

· Thermal Process Development and support for a major producer of vegetables, soups, and formulated products sterilized in FMC Sterilmatic processors, Orbitorts, Hydrostatic Cookers and Crateless Still Retorts, Stock Rotomats, Static Retorts of various makes (both Horizontal and Vertical), and Cherry Burrell / Votator / Scholle Aseptic systems.

· Responsible for new process development and registration as well as process deviation evaluation and clearance.

1996 – 2001
Job Title: Manager of Site Services
Borden Foods Company
Gail Borden Innovation Centre

Columbus, OH

Key responsibilities
Built “from scratch” and managed the Infrastructure and Associates needed to “run” the facilities of a world-class Foods Research and Development Centre, which includes:

· Financial Aspects:

· Accounts Payable/Receivable
· Budget Development/Tracking for 10 departments:
· $3.5MM For Site Services with Full Budget Responsibility
· $4.0MM for all other Departments (Tracking and Reporting Responsibility only)
· Capital Equipment Budget and Tracking :
· $2.0mm annual Budget
· $25.0MM total assets

· Central Purchasing/Contract negotiations:

· Ingredients
· Office Supplies
· Office Support Equipment
· Capital Equipment
· Natural Gas/Electrical
· Outside Service Contracts

· Shipping/Receiving:

· Mail Services
· LTL Services
· Distribution of all incoming mail and goods

· Reception Services:

· Answer telephones
· Greet all walk-in visitors

· Fleet Administration:

· Vehicle Licensing
· Vehicle Upkeep and Maintenance

· Facilities and Equipment Maintenance:

· HVAC/Electrical/Natural Gas/Compressed Air/Water/Sewers/Boiler/Vacuum Systems
· Telephone, LAN and PC Services
· Security System/Access Control/ Fire Systems
· Capital Improvements
· Housekeeping/Grounds/Landscaping

· OSHA/EPA/FDA/Local Government/Insurance Underwriter Liaison:

· Maintain Proper Records as required by each agency
· Assure Compliance with all applicable regulations
· Maintain proper licenses and permits

· Thermal Process Authority:

· Act as Liaison with the Food and Drug Administration and Grocery Manufacturers Association
· Oversee and Direct Data Collection Activities for Thermal Process Development

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