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. 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.
Technical Manager – Agriculture at QIMA/WQS
My experience in ag is a good reflection of my values in ag. I have worked in diverse regions/production systems* with a focus on responsible production methods.** I’m looking forward to continuing this professional path, and to contributing what I can along the way.
* Arid SW xeriscape, native plant seed collection for wildfire restoration on the Colorado Plateau, Mediterranean olive oil production in Cyprus, tropical subsistence ag in rural Panama, diversified organic farming in Oregon
** Sustainable Agricultural Systems volunteer in the Peace Corps, third party auditor and certification body technical manager with technical expertise in organic/sustainability/IP/social responsibility/food safety standards