Tyler Williams is the founder and Chief Technical Officer of Cannabis Safety & Quality (CSQ). Over the years Tyler has diligently worked with various industry stakeholders and conducted sample audits on several cannabis cultivators and manufacturers to ensure the CSQ audit requirements meet the needs of this new and booming industry. Tyler currently sits on the policy council and the Cannabis Manufacturing Committee for the NCIA. In addition to being a part of the NCIA, Tyler is also involved with the Florida Hemp Council and the National Industrial Hemp Council.
Before founding CSQ, Tyler was the Vice President of Operations for ASI, one of the leading food safety auditing, training, and consulting companies in the U.S. In this position Tyler was responsible for the certification process of over 3000+ audits annually and managed ASI’s employees and contracted auditors around the world. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of ASI, Tyler also trained and consulted several different major food and beverage companies around the world to help improve their food safety practices.
In 2019, Tyler started a non-profit organization called Show Me Food Safety. This organization provides resources to small food manufacturers and growers in Missouri to help improve their food safety practices and get on the shelves of local grocery stores.
To ensure transparency and involvement from the cannabis industry, the CSQ Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is meant to make recommendations on numerous technical topics such as Certification Requirements, Guidance Documents, Audit Requirements, and revisions.
International Compliance Director, Khiron Life Sciences (Chair)
Mr. James Bo Keyes is recognized as a leader in the field of Cannabis Quality Assurance: a featured Industry Thought Leader by the Cannabis Financial Network as a pioneer in Cannabis Quality Assurance. He is a founder of the first organization dedicated to achieving international accreditation for a standard in cannabis quality management and has worked on developing programs to assist regulators in creating quality control policy for cannabis. He worked directly with the President of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for over a year on pursuing accreditation for a cannabis standard while serving as CEO for a standards development body consisting of over 60 professionals in cannabis and stakeholders from the FDA, NIH, DEA, a Federal Judge, and PhD cannabinoid research scientists. The resulting work has been adopted by ASTM D37 for their standards development guidance materials for cannabis processes.
In October 2015 Mr. Keyes was invited to the Ultra-Exclusive Forbes 30 under 30 Inaugural Summit as one of only 1,500 entrepreneurs across all industries worldwide, recognized for his work in leading the creation of cannabis standards.
Mr. Keyes served as an elected member for the United States of America on the U.S. TAG to International Standards Organization Technical Committee (ISO/TC) 207 (TAG 207) on Environmental Management & The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z1 to document consensus on proposed American National Standards (ANS) in the field of Environmental Management. Mr. Keyes previously worked for a The Quality Digest #1 Ranked in the World Quality Assurance Third Party Certification Body, Eagle Registrations, and served as the Medical Device Standard Implementation Project Lead for ISO 13485, Notified Body, CE Marking, and CMDCAS accreditation. Mr. Keyes is a certified internal auditor for ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Safety Standards.
Executive Director, Clean Label Project (Co-Chair)
Jaclyn Bowen MPH, MS is a food and consumer product quality and safety systems engineer and executive director of Clean Label Project, a national non-profit and standards organization with the mission to bring truth and transparency to food and consumer product labeling. Through data, science, and benchmarking, Clean Label Project uses retail sampling and testing to benchmark product quality and purity of America’s best-selling food and consumer products, conduct consumer investigations and peer-reviewed studies, and award Clean Label Project’s coveted evidence-based Purity Award. Before Clean Label Project, Jackie worked for the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, NSF International, on food safety and water quality standards for 15 years. Jackie holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental biology, a Master of Science in quality engineering, and a Master of Public Health in management and policy.
Corporate Quality Control Manager, CuraLeaf
Rafael Bombonato is the Corporate Quality Manager at Curaleaf, a vertically integrated medical cannabis company headquartered at Wakefield, MA, USA where he manages the Manufacturing Quality Program, Quality Control laboratories, and supports Regulatory Submissions. Rafael is dedicated to product quality, safety, and efficacy. His thorough experience in Quality Management Systems allowed him to successfully design and implement the Quality Management Systems that awarded Curaleaf Florida, LLC the first SQF Level II certificate in the industry. Previously, Rafael served as a Quality Assurance Analyst and Auditor at Teva Pharmaceuticals, and at Nature’s Bounty as a QA Supervisor and Senior Microbiologist. Rafael has over 10 years of quality assurance and product safety experience in the food, dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, and for the last three years in the Medical Cannabis industry. Rafael holds a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Biotechnology and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Rafael is also a Quality Auditor, HACCP trained, SQF Practitioner, and is involved in policy, regulation, and guideline development for the Medical Cannabis industry.
Chief Relations Officer (CRO), RizePoint
Matt Regusci has a long career in the auditing world. He co-founded Azzule, an online compliance supply chain data management company, which is the parent company of PrimusGFS, a GFSI food safety standard.
After Azzule, Regusci became an owner at WQS, a certification body that does thousands of audits annually across the Western Hemisphere.
Matt Regusci is currently the Chief Relationship Officer at RizePoint. His primary focus is all about finding the right quality management system solutions for quality, safety, and compliance professionals.
As a father of seven kids, Regusci understands the value of safe quality product and has made it his life’s mission to provide compliance transparency within the world’s supply chain.
Technical Director, ASI Food Safety
Greg has spent virtually his entire career in the food industry, including managing restaurants, overseeing training operations, and directing Regulatory Compliance for 2 very large corporations. Somewhere in there, he spent 7 years as a health inspector and another 7 as Chief of the Wisconsin Department of Health Food Safety Program
Today, Greg lives a block from the beach near Daytona Beach, Florida, and enjoys abundant sunshine and fresh seafood while still doing his part in the food industry. As Technical Director for ASI Food Safety, Greg oversees the audits of several full or part-time professionals – always with the goal of improving consistency and uniformity by looking at what is important to help our clients protect their businesses and their customers. By getting out and doing some audits himself, Greg is maintaining his lifelong practice of being able to see the operation from the side of the owner/manager as well as the inspector/auditor.