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.