Congratulations Shawn Woodruff
Shawn Woodruff became the first BRC Global Standards Professional to achieve this honour for Agents and Brokers. BRCGS had an opportunity to find out more about his role and what the Professional qualification means to Shawn. Please read more below about his achievement.
What is your current role?
Shawn: I am currently the QA manager at Chase Global Foods.
Why did you join the BRC Global Standards Professional Programme?
Shawn: I joined the program to expand my understanding of quality issues in our industry, to learn about as many factors in QA as possible and to help expand my companies resources regarding the food safety world.
How has/will the recognition programme impacted your work?
Shawn: Through all the training involved in obtaining the Professional qualifications, I have greatly expanded my knowledge base on many aspects of food safety and risk assessment.
Would you have completed the component courses anyway?
Shawn: Absolutely, the programs offered are great learning tools for anybody in the food industry.
How did you get to your current role?
Shawn: I started at Chase Global Foods as a Customer Service employee, and later moved my way to the manager position. In that position I managed all aspects of customer relations, including specific customer requirements and managed our complaint program. When our president decided to create a full QA department, I was excited to bring my knowledge to that area and expand our company’s knowledge in all things quality.
What is your educational background?
Shawn: I studied Multimedia Design in college, however many of my jobs have been in the food industry, ranging from back house restaurant work, warehousing and distribution, to order processing and customer service. Through my life I have tried to gain as much knowledge in how the global supply chain operates as well as how companies operate at the ground level.
What are your career ambitions/aims?
Shawn: My goal is to help Chase Global Foods expand into more of the global market, and to bring safe, quality foods into Canada and beyond.