Food Safety Lead
As Malk Partners’ Food Safety Lead, Gary specializes in the identification of food safety risks in the transaction process. He has also helped growing companies develop strong food safety programs where internal capacity is limited.
Gary is President of G&L Consulting Group, LLC. He is an experienced food professional having worked in the technical, manufacturing and marketing areas of the Food and Food Service Industry. He provides Food Safety, Quality Assurance, Crisis Planning, Risk Assessment, Acquisition Identification and Assessment and Strategic Planning assistance to his clients (Farm to Fork).
Prior to his current position, he held senior level positions with Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club, Foster Farms and Tasty Baking Company as well as with Arthur D. Little (ADL) and Technomic. He has also been a principal with Marketing Spectrum and Technical Food Information Spectrum (TFIS). Gary is a member of numerous organizations and serves or has served on advisory committees such as the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF), the Conference for Food Protection, Food Quality Magazine, Food Safety Magazine and the Food Safety Summit’s Educational Advisory Board (Chairperson). He has served as Secretariat for Safe Supply of Affordable Foods Everywhere (SSAFE) an international not for profit organization for six years.
Gary received his Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Food Science from The Pennsylvania State University and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Food Science & Technology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.