SQFI Names Garfield SVP

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Safe Quality Food Institute, the global food safety and quality certification program that is a division of Food Marketing Institute here, said Friday that Robert L. Garfield has been named senior vice president.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Safe Quality Food Institute, the global food safety and quality certification program that is a division of Food Marketing Institute here, said Friday that Robert L. Garfield has been named senior vice president.

He will be responsible for the management of the SQF Institute, including strategic planning, business development and financial management. He will also oversee technical development for the SQF certification program.

"Bob's broad experience in the food industry makes him well-suited to lead the Safe Quality Food Institute," said FMI President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie G. Sarasin. "He has designed and implemented food safety and environmental, legislative and regulatory initiatives on behalf of the frozen food industry, and has broad expertise in food processing operation systems and scientific applications. I am very happy to have Bob join us."

Garfield most recently was senior vice president of public policy and international affairs for the American Frozen Food Institute. He also served as interim president of AFFI from 2008-2009. His experience also includes work in the dairy and wine industries.