Twenty-Five Year Veteran of Food and Consumer Products Quality Management Operations Will Drive Company’s PLT360™ Initiative
Morristown, NJ – PLT Health Solutions, Inc. announced the appointment of Craig Stapleton as the company’s Director of Quality Assurance. Mr. Stapleton brings a background in food science and over twenty-five years in food and consumer quality management to PLT, including over a decade in a broad range of quality functions at Unilever/Bestfoods and similar postings at natural foods and consumer products companies. In his new position he will lead the implementation and ongoing management of quality programs, policies and strategies that respond to client and industry standards. Stapleton will also be a driver of PLT’s recently announced PLT360 initiative. PLT360 is a business-wide commitment by PLT Health Solutions to drive customer confidence in ingredients that are safe, of high quality, efficacious and harvested and manufactured in a sustainable way. Going beyond traditional quality control programs, PLT360 examines every aspect of an ingredient to deliver best-in-class solutions. As part of its commitment to participating in an industry-wide dialogue on transparency and quality, PLT Health Solutions will be a major sponsor at the UNPA Raw Materials & Supply Chain Summit in Salt Lake City this month.
According to Barbara Davis, Vice President, Medical & Scientific Affairs at PLT Health Solutions, the appointment of Stapleton is a part of the company’s drive to incorporate best industry practices in every phase of its business, managed by experienced, top quality personnel. “We work with some of the best companies in the world enabling them to develop consumer products and strong brands to support healthy lifestyles. Quality and trust-building are more important than they have ever been in the health and wellness space. At PLT, we continue to focus our efforts in building state-of-the-industry quality systems and to communicating the impact and benefits of these systems to our customers,” she said. “Craig Stapleton has a track record of leadership, creativity and success in quality management for food and consumer products – so he understands the needs of our customers. We’re excited to have him as a senior member of the PLT team and look forward to introducing him to our customers,” she added.
PLT360 – A new value creation approach for natural ingredients
In late 2015, PLT announced a formal transparency and trust-building initiative for its ingredient portfolio – called PLT360. The initiative is designed to support emerging opportunities for food, beverage and supplements companies that can deliver assured ingredient quality, demonstrable efficacy, and clean labels in consumer products. Going beyond traditional quality control programs, PLT360 examines every aspect of an ingredient, tracking Ingredient Integrity, Quality, Sustainability and Efficacy.
Prior to joining PLT, Mr. Stapleton was Global Quality Assurance Manager – Hygiene for Reckitt Benckiser’s Lysol and Dettol Brands. Over a 10-year career at Reckitt Benckiser, he served in similar capacities in Personal Care and Food – including French’s Foods North America. Earlier in his career, Mr. Stapleton worked for more than a decade in a broad range of quality management functions across diverse product types at Unilever/Bestfoods
Mr. Stapleton graduated with a BS in Food Science from Montclair State University and was awarded an MBA in Industrial Management from Farleigh Dickinson University. He is a Certified HACCP and SQF Practitioner and is ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt (SQBB) certified. He is a member of the Institute for Food Technologists (IFT), American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the Institute of Supply Management (ISM).
About PLT Health Solutions
Headquartered in Morristown, NJ, USA, PLT Health Solutions is a trusted discoverer, developer, and marketer of high-quality, scientifically-supported ingredients that enhance health and functionality. As a leading ingredients innovator, PLT’s global network of strategic partnerships provides unique access to impactful solutions. By delivering an unsurpassed mix of expertise, resources, and service, PLT is committed to helping both its strategic partners and valued customers grow.
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