New Faces at GFTC, and a Facelift for GFTC’s Training, Auditing & Consulting Services

Guelph, Ontario-- The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) is proud to announce the promotion of Frank Schreurs to Director of Food Safety and Quality Services, and the addition of Iain Wright as Audit Services Manager and Paul Medeiros as Senior Quality Systems Specialist.

“These changes are part of an overall restructuring of GFTC’s training, auditing and consulting services under the new name of Food Safety and Quality Services,” explains Terry Maurice, GFTC’s President & C.E.O. “Frank Schreurs is the ideal candidate to lead this group, having been with GFTC since October 1998 and led the auditing and consulting services division of GFTC to record sales. In addition to his ongoing responsibility for overseeing the auditing and consulting services, he will take on the overall management of the training component, including both public seminars and customized on-site training and will guide the efforts of Jennifer McCreary, Marlene Inglis and the whole training group as they develop and deliver GFTC’s highly respected training programs.”

Also joining the Food Safety and Quality Services group is Iain Wright, GFTC’s new Audit Services Manager. “Iain has been working as a consultant with GFTC since December 1997 and has a broad range of experience in auditing, consulting and training,” says Mr. Maurice. “His expertise will be invaluable in managing GFTC’s audit services, including ensuring the quality of our auditors, developing and implementing our new database software to add value to audits, and developing new, needed services.”

GFTC’s commitment to the food service industry is emphasized in the appointment of Paul Medeiros, formerly Quality Manager with Burger King, as GFTC’s Senior Quality Systems Specialist. “Paul will be working on the training and consulting side to help bring relevant training programs to the food service industry,” remarks Mr. Maurice. “He holds a diploma in adult education and is currently pursuing an M.Sc. in food science at the University of Guelph. This, combined with his extensive industry experience, makes him an ideal candidate to manage the food service component of our business.”

Anyone wishing to learn may contact Frank Schreurs at (519) 432-9494 or [email protected], Iain Wright at (519) 744-9482or [email protected], and Paul Medeiros at (519) 821-1246, Ext. 5043 or [email protected].

GFTC is Canada’s only not-for-profit, non-subsidized food technology centre. GFTC provides creative, confidential technical solutions, training, consulting and auditing to the Canadian agri-food industry in the areas of R&D, product development, packaging, shelf-life, food safety, quality, and productivity improvement. Each year, GFTC assists over 500 companies and organizations, and provides training to more than 3600 people.

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