Traceability and the Food Industry – A Conversation with Vanessa Grondin of OPTEL Group

At North American Food Safety & Quality 2019 last month in Chicago we spoke with Vanessa Grondin, OPTEL Group’s VP, Global Head of Strategy, Food & Beverage Industry. Vanessa talked about how Food companies are building a digital backbone into their supply chains to improve visibility, traceability, and resiliency to meet and exceed the expectations of regulators and consumers.

Vanessa has over 10 years’ experience in the Food industry, where she has held a variety of management positions, mainly in R&D, in QA, as well as in process and equipment engineering design. As VP of OPTEL’s F&B industry, Vanessa’s role is to promote OPTEL’s traceability solutions, which help optimize the efficiency of supply chains, increase food safety, reduce food waste and fraud, as well as increase value for top brands. Vanessa holds a bachelor’s degree in Food Engineering, as well as an Executive MBA, both from Laval University in Quebec City, Canada.

Founded in 1989, OPTEL is now a multinational, leading global provider of traceability systems practicing responsible human capitalism. The company’s mission is to use its innovative technologies to help create a better world. Namely, its renowned solutions ensure the quality of consumer health products and help stop counterfeiting of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare throughout the world. In addition, OPTEL is adapting its technologies to create efficiencies in various other sectors ─ from food and breverages industries to smart manufacturing and more, all can benefit from global traceability. Through advanced characterization and cutting-edge algorithms ─ now all connected through the Internet of Things ─ OPTEL’s expert traceability solutions will allow diverse industries to measure, inspect, control and track a wide range of elements to improve product quality and make better use of resources. Based in Canada with additional facilities in United States, Ireland, India, and Brazil, as well as employees worldwide, OPTEL has expanded significantly in the past few years in order to meet growing industry needs and to support its humanitarian values. OPTEL is also a Certified B Corporation.