- Job Title: Director of Science and Manufacturing
- Company: Centuria Foods
- Specialization: Manufacturing Practices
- Website: https://centuriafoods.com
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jhastingsphd/
I am a seasoned Food Safety Engineer and Laboratory Director with 8+ years of research leadership and testing experience in the food and beverage safety food production, and higher education sectors. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for leading laboratory teams, as well as for creating laboratory and testing management programs, I have a history of contributing to company growth throughout my career. Professional focal points include laboratory design and buildout, method development for analytical equipment, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), ROI and cost analysis, regulatory practices, supply chain management, management development, infrastructure development, and project management. Delivering superior administration on the latter areas of expertise requires utilization of effective communication skills, negotiation skills, as well as business acumen, project management, and resource management to support efficiency and maximum returns.
Currently, I am the Sr. Director of Science and Manufacturing with Centuria Foods. I currently nurture and promote relationships to support company partnerships and collaborative activities. In addition, I liaise with Executives to ensure the company’s technological support structure is driving the business forward with minimal expenditures.
Colleagues describe me as a progressive, driven, down-to-earth, technical and managerial expert who can be relied on to offer superior solutions that deliver profitable results on time and under budget.