Meet the Food and Beverage Team
Group Manager, Operational Excellence
Damon Nix assists companies to apply lean concepts that enhance safety and eliminate health waste from processes while simultaneously addressing productivity and quality issues. He also connects food manufacturing companies to resources at GaMEP and Georgia Tech as part of the GaMEP Food Manufacturing Initiative.
Expertise: Lean Manufacturing, Value-Added Safety, OSHA, ISO 45001, Plant Layout and Design, Problem Solving, Food Industry.
Education: M.Div. from Mercer University, B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Project Manager, Quality
Rodger Weyant provides quality and food-safety training, auditing, and coaching to help organizations improve their processes and meet customer, statutory, and legal requirements.
Expertise: Quality Systems, Integrated Management Systems, Problem Solving, Food Safety.
Education: MBA from the University of South Carolina, B.S. in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.
Project Manager, Food Safety and Quality
By enhancing Food Safety and Quality Systems, Wendy White helps food companies achieve compliance with governmental regulations and exceed customer expectations. She holds leadership positions in the Georgia Association of Food Protection (GAFP) and the International Association of Food Protection (IAFP.) She also serves on the Editorial Board of Food Safety Magazine.
Expertise: HACCP, FSMA Food Safety Plans, Pre-requisite Programs, Recall/Crisis Planning, Supply Chain Management, Internal Auditing, and GFSI Audit Certification
Education: M.S. Food Microbiology B.S. Biology from the University of Georgia. She holds the Quality Auditor Certification from the American Society of Quality.