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Randy Block

Senior Consultant

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Areas of Expertise: Management systems design and implementation (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27000, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001, ANSI Z-10, FSSC 22000, BRC Storage & Distribution, IFS, SQF), process design and optimization, Kaizen, EHS awareness/compliance, process controls, facility security

Education/Certifications: B.S. in Chemistry & Psychology, Concordia University; Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, General Duty Clause, and Process Safety Management; CVI authorized user

Randy assists industrial clients in quality, EHS, process, food safety, and energy systems development and optimization. He has a proven track record of analyzing operations and improving processes by combining his knowledge of process design, operations, maintenance, Kaizen, and quality systems management. He routinely applies optimization methods to help companies improve their profit margins and their operational and compliance performance.

Randy has a deep appreciation and understanding of how to design, implement, and maintain management systems for certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27000, OHSAS 18001, ANSI Z-10, FSSC 22000, BRC, IFS, SQF, and process safety management systems. He is able to jump start activities so companies achieve certification and internal improvement in relatively short order. Randy has also spearheaded many efforts to increase production and profitability through compliance with EHS and food safety standards, improve quality of production and worker training/performance, and tie all improvements with programs that enhance personnel morale and efficiency.

Prior to joining Kestrel, Randy was involved in instituting “just-in-time” inventory and production controls long before the management system became a popular buzzword. His experience with USP and the petroleum and chemical industries helped form his understanding of the importance of efficiency and effectiveness when linking environmental awareness/compliance with production and operation economics. His past experience includes:

  • Strategic planning/leadership/mentoring
  • Regulatory compliance: EPA, OSHA, RCRA, HAZWOPER, FDA, PSM, RMP, DOT, NFPA, Homeland Security, and Food Safety/Security
  • Risk management identification, prioritization, and rectification
  • Integrated management system implementation
  • Development of multiple training programs for compliance assurance

Randy uses the value of this experience and insight to create management systems and structures that link business operations and manufacturing production systems with effective quality and EHS practices.

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