Global VP Quality & Food Safety
Alan is Global VP of Quality and Food Safety for Mars Wrigley, based in Chicago. Through his career to date, he has worked in Manufacturing, Procurement and across R&D and leading all aspects of quality and food safety internally and through supply and distribution chains across the world. Alan is originally from the UK, having relocated to the US almost 9 years ago.
Fortunate to work with many global food manufacturers, along with many smaller organizations and startups, Alan has spent the last few years embedding foundational shifts in quality and food safety to drive supply chain resilience and championing the use of new technologies to drive value. Strongly focused on modernizing the quality approach to support the business growth ambition, Alan is leading a step change in efficiency in the work of quality and food safety. While strongly believing that food safety is precompetitive, Alan is a believer in the competitive advantage of bringing robust quality programs and culture to life with efficiency.
In parallel with his formal work career, Alan is a lead coach and mentor for the Candorful program, supporting transitioning veterans and service personnel and their families to find great next steps in their careers.