SVP, Food Safety & Quality
With 40 years’ experience in food safety/quality, Sharon Beals provides strategic, operational, and technical leadership and support in the critical area of food safety/quality for seven manufacturing facilities, as well as customers and suppliers. Ms. Beals has held roles at the director and vice president level with several food companies including Maple Leaf Foods, Smithfield Packing, Tyson Foods, Orval Kent Food, and Arby’s. She’s very engaged in the industry and is a past chair for the Beef Industry Food Safety Council, has served on the American Meat Science Association Board of Directors, and has been a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin’s Food Safety and Meat Microbiology school. Ms. Beals holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Foods from Cornell University. Free time is spent enjoying the empty nest with husband Don, hanging with Juno (the grand-dog), and gardening.