John W. Bellinger

John Bellinger is the CEO and Chairman of the Board for Food Safety Net Services and FSNS Certification & Audit. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in 1976 and a Master of Science degree in 1978. While completing his graduate studies, he was an instructor of animal science and coached the Texas A&M Meat Judging Team. Mr. Bellinger is also the CEO of Agri–West International, Inc., an international trading company. He has served as the Chairman of the Southwest Meat Association and the U.S. Meat Export Federation. He has been on the Texas Beef Council Board of Directors, various committees of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association, the Texas A&M Agricultural Advisory Council, Nolan Ryan Beef and is the Founder of the Houston Livestock Show Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest.

Gina R. Bellinger

Gina Bellinger serves as the founder and President of Food Safety Net Services. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Texas A&M University. Her research interests include the development of baseline and microbial mapping data in the meat industry. Mrs. Bellinger is co–author of several noted publications concerning the control of pathogens in food processing operations and has been involved in the food industry for the last 25 years. Her passion for customer service and quality testing has enabled Food Safety Net Services to become the leading food and consumable testing company in the nation.

Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances
Jeff Carpenter

Jeff Carpenter joined FSNS in 2010 as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. After a successful start–up venture in 2013–2015, he rejoined FSNS in January 2016 as Vice President of Strategic Alliances. Mr. Carpenter has over 25 years of experience in both technical and consumer product goods sales/operations with a deep knowledge and understanding of the food industry. His background includes executive level positions with Pinnacle Foods, Borden, Nestle, and Cadbury Schweppes among others. Additionally, he has received numerous sales and marketing awards including the Gail Borden Award, Walmart’s Vendor of the Year, and Pinnacle Foods (Aurora) Eagle Award. He received his Bachelor of Communication degree from Bowling Green State University in 1988.

Senior Vice President of Auditing Services
Lori Ernst

Lori Ernst joined Food Safety Net Services Certification & Audit in late 2007 as an Audit Specialist. She has over 23 years of experience in the food industry including 19 years working in a variety of meat plants. Various sectors in the meat industry are included in her work history including beef slaughter and fabrication, ground beef, steak portioning, marinating, injecting, breaded items, and fully cooked meat products. Ms. Ernst earned her Masters of Business Administration from Colorado State University and her undergraduate degree from Teikyo–Westmar University, which included a teaching endorsement. In addition to her auditing responsibilities, she also teaches BRC courses for FSNS. Ms. Ernst became Director of Auditing Services in early 2010 and Vice President of Audit Services in 2013.

Senior Vice President of Operations
Dr. Randal Garrett

Dr. Garrett joined Food Safety Net Services in 2013. He has an extensive background in managing a variety of food manufacturing operations as well as in food safety systems within the industry. Dr. Garrett received his Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science, and PhD in Animal Science from Texas A&M University with primary focus on meat science and muscle biology. Since completing his PhD, Dr. Garrett has worked for 22 years in the meat industry with responsibilities ranging from manager of technical quality to management of operating meat plants here in the United States and in Uruguay.

Vice President, Finance and Accounting
Gennadiy Liberzon

Gennadiy Liberzon joined Food Safety Net Services in 2005 as the corporate controller. He graduated from University of Texas, San Antonio with a degree in accounting and then with his Masters in Accounting from St. Mary’s University. He also has his Certificate in Public Accounting. Prior to working at FSNS, Mr. Liberzon was the associate corporate controller for Southern Steel Company for 7 years.

Member of the Board of Directors
Robert A. Pickard

Bob Pickard joined Food Safety Net Services in the spring of 2002 as a consultant and was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors in 2003. He graduated from Texas A&M University with his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1961 and then with his Masters of Business Administration in 1962. He spent 25 years with Joseke’s Department Stores in San Antonio, Texas in finance and operations, and left as Executive Vice–President in Finance and Operations. He then spent ten years with The Broadway Stores in Los Angeles, California and retired in 1995 as Executive Vice–President and Chief Financial Officer.

Vice President of Operations
Tim Santy

Tim Santy serves as Vice President of Operations and has been with Food Safety Net Services for 11 years. Prior to coming to FSNS, Tim was a Plant Engineer for several food processing plants for H.E. Butt Grocery Company. Prior to that, Tim was a Process Engineer for New England Wire Technologies where he worked on specialty wire and cable as well as medical device manufacturing processes and equipment. Tim began his career as an Officer in the US Army serving in Logistics. He has a BS in Civil Engineering from Norwich University, is licensed as a Professional Engineer and has his Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.

Vice President of Information Technology
Scott Edwardsen

Scott Edwardsen serves as the Vice President of Information Technology and has been with Food Safety Net Services since 2015. Prior to coming to FSNS, Scott provided IT expertise at a wide variety of organizations including the US Army, a private cloud hosting provider and the largest privately owned beef producer in the Southeast. After obtaining an MBA from the prestigious Darla Moore School of Business, Scott continued his education in order to stay abreast of the latest IT trends. Since security is critical at any organization Scott has spent countless hours in this arena and is a member at ISC2, the leading community of cybersecurity professionals.