Oscar Rodriguez-Gonzalez is a member of the research team contributing to the ‘first global assessment on the current state of organizational excellence’. He is a professional and Chief Manager of Rodriguez-Gonzalez Services Corporation where he leads projects in four areas: innovating, educating, advising and auditing. He is a Professional Agrologist, Certified Food Scientist, Certified Quality Engineer and Certified Sustainability Professional. Oscar has earned several degrees: a PhD in Food Science from the University of Guelph, an MSc in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M University, a Bachelor degree from Escuela Agricola Panamericana.
Some of his recent projects include: improving the performance of an automated vending network, assisting in a Continual Improvement for Social Responsibility course, teaching Continuous Improvement, conducting Food Safety Audits by contract, and the conceptualizing a virtual resource called Safe.Food-Renovator.net. In volunteer roles, he is Chair for the IFT Quality Assurance Division, Vice-Chair of the IAFP Food Defense Professional Development Group, Director in the OIA Central Branch and actively involved with ASQ-Toronto.