Safe Food Alliance Introduces Business Development Team

Introducing the Business Development Team

The Safe Food Alliance team is proud to introduce the newest additions to the family. Annette Magee, Juan M. Sanchez, and Joseph Nicholl now represent our Business Development team with Safe Food Alliance. Each member brings with them a unique set of skills which make them a well-rounded team ready to serve the needs of our existing and new customers.

Annette Magee Annette Magee

Annette Magee joins us with 20 years of marketing and business development experience in the food industry. A graduate of Boise State University with a Bachelors degree of Business Administration in Marketing, Annette has led successful product launch projects to the United States, managed entire US product portfolios, and directed strategic planning and growth efforts for the foodservice sector.

Her experience working with big name companies like J.R. Simplot, Basic American Foods, Blue Diamond Growers and Ghirardelli, have given her not only a vast amount of knowledge in the field, but also great insight into the particular needs of food manufacturing. As the Director of Business Development, Annette is “very excited to lead the new business development team. Here at Safe Food Alliance, we have a team with tremendous food safety expertise that works very closely together”. Annette has personally selected her business development team to present a group of well-rounded individuals who together understand every piece of the food industry.

“The food industry is very unique. It takes years of dedication and learning to truly appreciate the complexities of creating food. My experience in the industry has set me up to be our customer’s go to food safety resource. I can’t wait to get to know our customers and start serving them”.

Juan Sanchez

Juan Sanchez – Technical Services Manager

Juan Sanchez comes to the team as a Technical Services Manger for the San Joaquin Valley. Based out of the Safe Food Alliance Kingsburg Center, Juan is responsible for business development, technical customer service, and customer relation efforts in the area. We are excited to add Juan to the business development team because of his deep-rooted agricultural history. Born and raised in Tulare, California, Juan’s family have been in the dairy industry his entire life. “My dad has worked in a dairy most of my life, so I would go to work with him during my summer breaks. That is where I learned to work with animals and drive ag machinery. I also spent seasons in pistachio fields, examining trees for disease and pruning during the freezing Tulare mornings”. Growing up in the industry inspired Juan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Production Management at California State University, Fresno. Shortly after graduating, he started his career as an In-Process Quality Assurance Technician for California Dairies Inc., one of the California’s largest Co-Op Dairy Processors.

For four years, Juan has used his background in agriculture to help him promote a safer food system. He comes to Safe Food Alliance ready to help companies like yours achieve food safety success. “I believe that one of the biggest things that I bring to the team is my thirst for knowledge and need to better myself. By continuously learning and keeping an open mind, I am not only helping myself, but also giving the customers the best experience that I can offer. We are a full-service company and I want to provide the best experience possible.”

Joseph Nicholl

Joseph Nicholl – Technical Services Manager

Joseph joins the business development team as a Technical Services Manager with more ten years of laboratory experience. He will use this experience to assist the agriculture and food manufacturing community in the Sacramento Valley. In his role he will provide technical customer service, drive customer relation efforts, and provide solutions to the area. Joseph will also act as a resource for understanding the often-complicated laboratory industry. “With my passion for agricultural sciences and extensive technical laboratory expertise, I am able to work alongside our clients, assisting them with their needs as well as overcoming and preventing any food safety challenges they may face.”

Joseph is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Master’s of Science in Agricultural Sciences, Plant Pathology and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology with a minor in Spanish. He is a member of the International Seed Health Initiative and International Seed Testing Association, where he has contributed to developing protocols for pathogen detection, germination methods and seed sampling. Joseph has also conducted extensive testing of water samples under ELAP certification, testing soil, and plant tissues for nutrient needs and nematodes, and is ready to assist anyone who is interested in Safe Food Alliance’s services.

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