John Spillson

Food Business Development Manager & Lean Business Advisor

John Spillson joined The Center to develop and expand the food program. His experience in operating his own business has given him knowledge in production, sales, food safety, marketing, warehousing and logistics.

Professional Experience
John comes from a long line of entrepreneurs, following both parents and grandparents in operating their own family food businesses. Prior to joining the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, John owned and operated his own food processing company for more than 20 years. John, along with his father, took an old family recipe for rice pudding and eventually produced a volume exceeding 1,500 pounds and available in five states.

Training
PCQI Lead Instructor
HACCP for Processors
Implementing SQF Systems
Understanding FSMA: Aligning HARPC with SQF
LEAN Manufacturing Champion
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt  Certified

Education
B.A. Industrial Marketing. University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.
M.B.A. Finance. University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

PUBLICATIONS

Are Food Processors Meeting the 'Alternative Meat' Demand?
HPP: The Future of Food Preservation is Now
Why You (& Your Company) Need PCQI Training
Not All Food Failures Are Hazardous, But All Are Costly
What Does a Food Safety Plan Really Consist Of?
Anyone Can Satisfy a Customer. But Can You Delight Them?
Food Processors Can Get Lean with a Helping of Kaizen
Low Unemployment Means It's Time to Get LEAN!
Food Allergen Recalls: What's On the Table?

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