Steven Mesia holds over 30 years of experience in the food industry and currently stands as President of Genesis Pathways LLC, a leading company in quality systems improvements and food industry recall recovery.
In 1987, Steven Mesia graduated from Bemidji State University in Minnesota. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organic Chemistry with a Minor in Microbiology. Centering his career focus in the food industry, he has adapted his qualifications to fit the bill. In addition to his 30+ years of experience in the trade, he is also backed by certifications such as:
- Preventive Controls Qualified Individual
- Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Auditor
- Six Sigma Green Belt
Steven Mesia is a globally-recognized member of the American Society for Quality. His membership is evidence of his impact on the food industry. According to the American Society for Quality’s Board of Directors, Steven Mesia is a leader in promoting, ensuring and maintaining expert level Quality Assurance in the food industry.
Quality Systems in the Food Industry
Throughout his career, Steven Mesia has excelled in a variety of positions. He is wealthy with the knowledge and experience his previous roles have earned him. His introduction to the food industry began when he became the Quality Assurance Manager at Michael Foods. Mesia held this role from 1987 – 1991. The experience formed his grasp on quality assurance practices in the food industry. Now considered an expert by the American Society for Quality, his career has flourished over the years. His experiences include (but are not limited to):
- Plant Manager at Daybreak Foods, Inc. (1998 – 2001)
- Corporate Chemistry Manager at Sara Lee Corporation (2001 – 2004)
- Director of Quality Assurance (Private Label Division) at Albertsons LLC (2004 – 2007)
In 2006, Steven Mesia founded his own company, Genesis Pathways, LLC. For over 12 years, he stood as the President of the corporation. Backed by his concrete career in the food industry, Mesia brought expertise to the table when establishing his own company. The experience proved rewarding. Having been directly responsible for the rise of Genesis Pathways, LLC, this venture has been one of his greatest career accomplishments.
Over 30 years on, Steven Mesia’s career in quality assurance in the food industry is going strong. As the current Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety at Whitehall Specialties, Inc., Steven Mesia plays a vital role in food production. He facilitates the following:
- Quality Management Systems
- Quality Assurance/Quality Control
- Compliance with Safe Quality Food Audit standards
- Compliance with Global Food Safety Initiative standards
A leader in Quality Assurance, Steven Mesia looks forward to continuing a fruitful career in the food industry.