Russell Turner – Curriculum Vitae

Mike's Resume and Past Experience

Employment Objective

Quality/Food Safety position in a progressive company that provides opportunities to explore new techniques and methodology, and strives for continuous improvement.

General Summary

Expertise is in the design and management of Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Food Safety programs in food related industries. Red meat and poultry are specialties. Knowledge of pork, beef, lamb and poultry slaughter, processing, and further processing.

Design and initiation of support programs include
  • Net Weight Control
  • Sanitation (corporate and plant sanitation inspection)
  • Pest Control
  • HACCP and SSOP (trained in HACCP principals and implementation)
  • Development of corporate and plant QA/Food Safety policies and procedures
  • Statistical Process Control Programs
  • Inbound supply inspection procedures
  • Training programs for quality and food safety
  • Development and Implementation of Auditing for Food Safety/Quality Systems
  • Management/Development of Animal Welfare programs

Other areas of responsibility and expertise include
  • Research and Development of new products
  • Product testing (microbiological and chemical)
  • USDA label approval process (including nutritional)
  • Sales assistance
  • Management of personnel
  • Product claim and complaint investigation
  • Meat product export and USDA documentation

Professional Experience
Silliker, Inc.
Chicago, IL


Reporting responsibility to Senior Auditor and VP Auditing

Sara Lee Foods
West Point, MS

Quality Assurance Manager

Reporting responsibility to Director of Quality Assurance and General Manager.

Cagle-Keystone Foods
Camilla, GA

Complex Food Safety Manager

Reporting responsibility to complex manager and Vice-president Food Safety, Keystone Foods

Jimmy Dean Food
Newbern, TN

Quality Assurance Manager

Reporting responsibility to Vice-President Tech Services

Premium Pork Processors (IFM)
Moultrie, GA

Staff Member- Quality Assurance Manager

Reporting responsibility to President

Sunnyland Foods (IFM)
Thomasville, GA

Quality Control Manager

Reporting responsibility to Director of Tech. Services

Swift and Company
Chicago, IL

Quality Assurance Manager

Assistant Director Quality Assurance- Beef, Pork, Lamb and Distribution (promoted April 1985) Director Quality Assurance- Pork Division (promoted June 1986)

Reporting responsibility to President of the Pork Division

Suzanna’s Kitchen
Atlanta, GA

Quality Control Manager

Reporting responsibility to President

Bettcher Industries
Vermillion, OH

Laboratory and Demonstration Technician

Reporting responsibility to Vice President Tech. Services

Academic Degrees

  • Crescenta Valley High School, La Crescenta, CA – 1971 Graduate
  • Auburn University, Auburn, AL – B.S. Degree, Animal Science, 1975


  • Statistical Process Control Training – Hy-Pitt Associates
  • Lauhoff Sanitation Training Seminar – Lauhoff Grain, Inc.
  • Food Safety Training Seminar – ABC Research Corp.
  • Plant Sanitation Training Seminar – American Meat Institute and University of Georgia Extension
  • HACCP Training Seminar – American Meat Institute
  • Dale Carnegie Training – Effective Speaking and Human Relations
  • Management and Leadership Skills Training – Sponsored by Jimmy Dean Foods
  • Certified PAACO Animal Welfare Auditor- current standing – Professional Animal Auditing Certification Organization For Poultry and Meat Plant Welfare Auditing
  • ASQ-CQA Certified Quality Auditor- current standing – Certification credentials for auditing quality systems
  • ASQ-CHA Certified HACCP Auditor- current standing – Certification credentials for auditing HACCP systems
  • SQF Auditor- SQFI certified- current standing – Certification Body Affiliation- Silliker, Inc.