Julio C Rodriguez
A resourceful professional fully bilingual with extensive years of manufacturing experience with strong emphasis and solid foundations in Quality Management Systems, Safety and Environmental, Productivity, Quality Auditing, Six Sigma Projects, Continuous/Process Improvement, TQM, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing, SPC, Problem Solving, Corrective and Preventive Actions, GMPs, Food Safety, Risk Assessment, Supplier Quality, Sanitation Programs, Food Security/Defense, BRC, Laboratory Management, Regulatory Agencies Management, EHS Programs Management and FSMA training.
CREDENTIALS & LEADERSHIP
Silver Certification on Integrated Process Management
Certified Food Defense Coordinator
Green Belt Lean Six Sigma
ASQ Quality Engineer (pending certification)
Certified Lead Auditor ISO-9000-1994
Extensive training and practical implementation of HACCP plans.
Certified Seafood HACCP
Certified SQF Practitioner and BRC Practical Implementation (7 successful BRC audits in small and large Food Companies).
ISO-22000 Food Safety Management Systems Implementation Certification Training
FSMA Trained and Accredited.
CAREER HISTORY AND CONTRIBUTIONS
Regional Quality Assurance Manager
Flying Food Group 2016 – Present
Responsible for overseeing Food Safety and Quality Systems on 5 plants that
Manufacture RTE products and Airline Catering.
Conducts Internal SQF Audits, Starbucks Internal Quality System Audits
preparing facilities to comply with FFG FSQ System and key customers
Responsible for designing, establishing and conducting Training program as well as re-designing and upgrading Quality and Food Safety systems. Process Improvements.
Develop Sanitation Standard Procedures company wide.
Quality Assurance/Food Safety Manager 2014 – 2016
Eximius Coffee, LLC.
Certified facility on BRC,December 2014
Quality Management Systems Consultant 2013 - 2014
Quality Assurance/Food Safety and Sanitation Manager 2012 - 2013
Twin Star Bakery – Rich Products Corporation – Houston, TX
Startup of a brand new 300.000 sq. ft. bakery processing facility for decorated cakes and nut free cookies including Quality Lab set up, and BRC certification in February 2013. Created the entire Quality/Food Safety Systems structure.
Design of the QA Lab including hiring and training personnel.
Led the Sanitation department including design of SSOPs, MSS, and Sanitary Designed. Purchased and install all sanitation equipment and cleaning utensils.
Quality Assurance Manager
Dishaka Gourmet Imports, LLC – Houston, TX 2010 – 2012
Created the whole Quality System structure for DQMS (Dishaka Quality Management System). Went through three (3) BRC successful audit processes. Initial plant certification and re-certifcations from 2009 through 2012.
Participated and assisted Dishaka in activities related to supplier approval process traveling internationally to audit and visit with pellets manufacturers in the snack processing industry.
Quality Assurance and Safety Manager / Process Improvement/Kaizen Promotion Officer.
Bimbo Bakeries USA - Houston Plant – Houston, TX 2008 – 2009
Conducted 8 Kaizen events with annual savings of $ 200,000
Reduced set-up/change over times of 5 wrapping lines to bag bread from 15 minutes to 10 minutes per change over.
Certified a Bakery manufacturing plant on BRC (British Retail Consortium)
Redesign and implementation of the Emergency Evacuation Plan in a Bakery manufacturing plant. Accidents Investigation. Safety Training.
Conducted 5S events.
Plant Manager – C&F Foods, Inc – Dallas, TX 2006 – 2008
Construction, equipment installation, and startup of a brand new facility to produce dry beans and rice.
Quality Assurance Manager – Ventura Foods, LLC – St. Joseph, MO 2003 – 2005
Increased plant efficiency from 75% to 85%, reduced set up times from 50 minutes to 35 minutes and improved labor efficiency in a salad dressing mixing operation.
Design and development of Bakery Industrial Margarines and fully involvement during the installation and startup of a brand new line to produce margarines. Develop SOPs, product specs and operations personnel training.
Responsible of administering departmental budget
Quality Assurance Manager – Michael Angelo’s Foods – Austin, TX 2002 – 2003
Redesign of the whole Quality System and development of training material/program for HACCP, Food Microbiology, Sanitation and GMPs for a large USDA regulated Frozen Pasta Food Manufacturer.
Quality Systems Manager – Kraft Foods – Venezuela – Garland, TX 1994 – 2001
Installation and startup of a brand new facility to produce Capri Sun at Kraft Foods (Garland, TX), design and development of the HACCP plan.
Develop HACCP plans for 2 Kraft manufacturing facilities.
Design and implementation of a Recycling and Environmental Program in 2 Kraft manufacturing facilities.
Revamping and optimization of Biological Waste Water Plant to a combination of Chemical and Biological Treatment to improve discharge of pollutants biological and chemical demand.
Sanitation Department personnel and functions reorganization - $ 100,000 savings.
Member of a multidisciplinary team in charge of assessing, enhancing, improving and validating environmental pathogen programs, and testing protocols in 15 Kraft US meat plants processing microbiological sensitive products.
Certified 2 Kraft manufacturing plants on QCMS. First plants to achieve certification in Kraft South America.
Design and implementation of a Weight Control Program in high speed vegetable oil bottling lines.
Responsible for administering departmental budget.
BS Business Management – University of Phoenix Online – Phoenix, AZ
Associate Degree in Food Science – Mt. Hood Community College – Gresham, OR
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – University of Villanova – Tampa, FL
Continuing Education: ASQ Quality Engineer Training, Integrated Process Management, Environmental Coordinator, Quality Auditing, Teamwork, Problem Solving, SPC, Finance and Accounting, HACCP, Food Microbiology, Human Development, General Supervision, Leadership, Food Safety, BRC.
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power point), Process Improvement Statistical Software MINITAB and SQC Light, MRP Systems AS400