August Konie serves as Principal FSQAR. Previously, he led various multi-million/billion-dollar companies at executive levels whose teams included Food Safety, Quality Assurance, Laboratory Service and Regulatory Compliance. He has worked abroad standardizing quality and food safety programs in Asia and Europe with various start-ups, as well as, collaborating on quality systems with several food companies in South America. Over the last 20 years as a food safety and quality professional, he has worked with and in several food sectors including fisheries, beverages, pet food, pork and varying species of poultry production in roles of both operations and quality assurance. He is a certified quality auditor, animal welfare auditor, lean champion, BRC and SQF practitioner, PCQI for human and animals’ food production, FDA thermal processing school for foods and low acidified foods certified and six sigma green belt. Mr. Konie has also served on many Technical and Regulatory committees for AAFCO, NCC, NTF and NAMI.
August earned his MBA from the Kelley Business School, Bloomington, Indiana and his M.S. Degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University. He earned a B.S. Degree in Genetics and Development from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana.