Director - Thermal Process Specialist
Andrew has over 28 years of knowledge in the Food Industry and has extensive understanding of the food manufacturing industry. He has worked as a consultant for over 10 years in a broad range of sites – nationally and internationally. Andrew is a professional member of AIFST and IFTPS (Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists). Andrew assists clients and provides quality solutions using the following skills:
- A proven track record of high concern for quality – doing things right
- A high level of analytical thinking and problem solving skills – an established record of delivering results to a broad client base
- Highly regarded as a third party auditor and advisor to sign-off on new installations and commissioning projects
- An exceptional ability to assess and manage priorities to ensure timely delivery of outcomes
QA and Technical Specialist
Mike has over 25 years experience in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry with 18 of those in the food manufacturing industry as a front line manager for a number of blue chip multi-national companies both nationally and internationally. A skilled auditor with a Bachelor of Science and Graduate Certificate in Management, Mike can offer clients:
- Food safety and quality management systems and auditing
- Analytical thinking and problem solving
- Risk assessment
Product Development and Commercialisation SpecialistDoug has been in the food industry for more than 30 Years. Starting as a chef he gained a solid grounding in flavour development and consumer expectations while working in a number of deluxe hotels including The Savoy Hotel in London. He completed further studies and received a Diploma in Food Technology in 2007 and has since been fully engaged in New Product Development in the FMCG food manufacturing environment. Doug brings a range of skills and experience to the table, including:
- Ready Meals, Pastry Goods and Desserts
- Flavour optimisation
- Prototype transitioning to factory
- Commercially focussed
Doug’s skills and ability to listen carefully enable him to support and engage fully with clients and assist in achieving their goals.
Process Engineering Specialist
Shane has 25 years experience in developing and engineering food processing and water treatment systems. Sourcing products including machinery and equipment. Fabrication, installation, upgrade and maintenance of Food Processing Machinery and water treatment systems. Shane has a Builders Licence, Workers Registration Plumbing, Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substances, Certificate 2 in Plant Support Operations, Licence to Perform High Risk Work, Elevated Work Platform, Boiler Operator Certificate, Aseptic Processing and Packaging Certificate, Tag and Test and SA White Card.
Julie has over 25 years working in all areas of management from planning quality improvement programs to supervising and training team members. Julie is highly proficient in accounting, organizing, planning and communication with a wide range of people. Julie was a qualified registered nurse; midwife with a child health certificate; Clinical Nurse Manager and Senior Community Health Manager; she specialises in providing nutritional information nationally and internationally.
Food and Packaging Technologist
Mae has 10 years working in the food industry, spending most of her years working with low acid dairy products accompanied by various thermal treatments and packaging method (hot filled & aseptically packaged foods). Experience in management of Quality and Food Safety Systems has allowed practical and effective integration of new products to commercialisation, satisfying all stakeholder’s requirements. Mae has a Master of Project Management, Bachelor of Food Science and Technology (Honors), Retort Supervisor and Process Control School, Internal Quality Auditor and Logistics and cold supply chain management qualifications. Mae also has hands on experience in handling film, pouch and aseptically sealed bags. Ensuring packaging material & structure meets commercialised product requirements without compromising product quality, functionality and consumer expectations. Mae has done new product preparation through to Coordinate and perform pilot plant trials, overseeing pre-commercial trials through to production trials, shelf life and quality testing. Ensuring full integration into production and all deadlines are met.