Thomas D.

Professional with 20+ years experience in Quality Assurance, currently in Food Production

United States of America

Experienced Quality Assurance Manager with a demonstrated history of working in food and manufacturing industries. Skilled in Sensory Evaluation, SQF audits, HACCP, Meat, Continuous Improvement and SO...see more

  • Food & Beverage
  • Quality


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Quality Assurance Manager

Royal Food Service | Royal Fresh Cuts
2 years
Current position
Sep 2020 - Present
For more than 25 years, the family-owned fresh food distributor, Royal Food Service has partnered with customers and suppliers to create more than just a produce company. At Royal, prod...see more

Quality Assurance Manager

King of Pops
1 year
Sep 2019 - Sep 2020
The first King of Pops sale took place out of a Mexican paleta pushcart on a neighborhood street corner in Atlanta in 2010. We’ve continued our humble ways of selling out of pushcarts ...see more

Quality Assurance Manager

Schweid & Sons
10 months
Aug 2018 - Jun 2019
• Ensured the company and products complied with USDA regulations and customer specifications. • Conducted plant GMP inspections and monitor employees for compliance. • Implemented an...see more

Quality Assurance Manager

National Novelty Brush Co
2 years
Jul 2016 - Aug 2018
• Managed all quality processes to ensure company and customer requirements are met or exceeded. • Oversaw product development process and improvements. • Trained and managed Quality ...see more

Principal Chemist

8 years
Aug 2008 - Jun 2016
• Conducted chemical and physical analysis for raw materials and finished batches of industrial cleaners, degreasers, and sanitizers. • Multi-task between many projects to ensure the v...see more

Quality Assurance Manager

Wayne Farms LLC
4 years
Jan 2004 - Jan 2008
•Led team of two supervisors and 22 technicians. •Managed all aspects of quality in an RTC / Par Fry poultry facility. •Investigated and resolved customer complaints and Non Compliance ...see more

QA Supervisor

Smithfield Packing
2 years
Jan 2002 - Jan 2004
• Provided leadership and guidance for first and second shift QA inspectors. • Worked with Production supervision to reduce the amount of hold/rejected product at the facility. • Perfor...see more

QA Manager

Smithfield Packing
8 months
Jan 2002 - Sep 2002
•Provided leadership for a team consisting of nine inspectors, two lab technicians, one Supervisor, and one clerk. •Responsible for the reduction in NR’s as well as increased Cook and ...see more

Program Technologist (HACCP Coordinator)

Smithfield Packing
2 years
Jan 2000 - Jan 2002
•Supervised the daily activities of seven QA Inspectors. •Conducted pre-shipment reviews, quarterly mock recalls, and pre-operative inspection of production areas conducted pH testing o...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Food & Beverage

Role experience

  • Quality