“I’m 20 years in, but this is an industry where you never stop learning,… Even now, I still get a buzz when visiting the factory floor at our customer sites.“

John’s been with SI for over 20 years and, as number 4 on the payroll, has a gained a wealth of expertise in the food manufacturing industry. His in-depth knowledge is underpinned by professional qualifications from Smithfield College and more than 15 years working within environmental health, the meat processing industry and supermarket supplier auditing.

“During my early years at SI I was responsible for introducing software and data capture within food processing quality control departments. The need to demonstrate supermarket compliance and product traceability was evolving quickly and our data capture capability was quickly gaining a reputation as a proven expert solution to address the issues.” Nowadays, John’s role is focused on the provision of after-sales services and customer account management. “I’m 20 years in, but this is an industry where you never stop learning, it’s such an innovative and dynamic sector. Even now, I still get a buzz when visiting the factory floor at our customer sites. “

Outside of SI life, he plays sport to varying degrees of success; “I’m still a keen golfer, but considering the number of years I have been playing I should be better than 14 handicap!”