Diamond V has appointed Dr Douglas Smith, PhD in the position of Food Safety Director in the North American team.
Dr Smith has joined Diamond V with more than 20 years experience in food safety research, shown in more than 90 refereed journal articles, along with a long list of book chapters, conference proceedings, and trade journal articles. Most recently he was an associate professor in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science at North Carolina State University and an adjunct professor at Clemson University’s Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Science. He was also a research food technologist with the US Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, an assistant professor in Poultry Science at the University of Georgia, and director of quality assurance with OK Foods in Fort Smith, AR.
He has long-standing memberships in the Poultry Science Association, World’s Poultry Science Association, and International Association for Food Protection. In addition, he is a Servsafe Certified Instructor and Proctor.
Dr Smith received his PhD and MS in Poultry Science from the University of Georgia and was awarded both the Sigma Xi Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award and the Poultry Science Association’s Graduate Student Research Paper Certificate of Excellence.