ASI IS PROUD TO SHINE A SPOTLIGHT ON BOTH EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS SO THAT YOU CAN GET TO KNOW THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE COMPANY.

FEBRUARY

JEFF CAPELL
ASI TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

I was born and raised in the west end of Toronto which was 5 blocks away from the slaughtering plants.  During the summer the air was not fresh.  I joined Canadian Food Inspection Agency in 1979 where I was one of the first inspectors trained in HACCP.  I met my wife Liz in January of 1980 and we were married in September of that year and had a lovely daughter named Jennifer.  I left CFIA in 1997 to pursue a carrier as a HACCP coordinator for a poultry processing facility.    In 2003 I left and started working for a large freezer company in Brampton.  After 5 years I left and went into my own business.  I could see that people were not going to have a full time HACCP coordinator but someone they can rely on to perform the same duties.  That summer I received a call from my previous employer that he was having an ASI audit and wondered if I would return to help them.  After the audit which was conducted by Chris Middleton he informed me that he was leaving and since they had no auditors in Canada, that I should apply. 

I remember the day that Kim Sobotka called me to interview me in 2008.  Her second question to me was if I was afraid of flying.  I said NO even though I had never flown before and was scared as you know what.  I thought how many times can ASI fly me…..HA-HA.  The following week they flew me to Calgary.  I had to take pills to even get on the plane.  After a few years I was promoted to ASI Technical Director.  I left ASI for a brief time.  The new ownership (Charray Williams) and I always got along well.  She called me and asked me to come back which I readily agreed. 

My role now is Technical Director.  I look after all GMP audit reports for review, expenses, customer complaints, SQF pre-assessment, and  2 companies that I track corrective actions for.   I conduct monthly meeting with the auditors and any changes that are coming their way. I am on call for all of ASI clients 24/7. 

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