25+ years operational, leadership and management experience in the food manufacturing industry.
Ned created and managed the Food Defense program for a major international food manufacturer from 2004 - 2008. The program focused on low-cost and no-cost behavioral changes and incorporated policy, procedure, training, vendor qualification, design criteria, inspections, self-assessments and formal audits. While the Food Defense Plan was based on the FDA guidance document, additional guidance from the USDA, DOT, FBI and USPS was also incorporated.
Since then, Periscope Consulting has become the leading Food Defense Consultant with an FDA regulated manufacturing background. We have created and presented materials for Food Defense Training Workshops at home and abroad with both the USDA and the FDA. Our Food Defense Plan Builder Tool has been used in at least four foreign countries with hundreds of companies. We have spoken at the International Symposium on Agroterrorism. We have conducted numerous Vulnerability Assessments. We sit on expert panels with the Institute of Food Technologists and others.
I wanted to let you know how much help Ned has been to me with the new Maximo system, showing me how to navigate when I have had problems and explaining ways to use the new reorder report to save time. He not only knows Maximo inside out, but seems to know Sequel as well. He has been an excellent choice and has helped me through a difficult time during this upgrade, not only with training, but also with interacting with Dave to communicate our needs in a timely and concise way. Thought you’d want to know how effective he has been.