John Castillo is an expert project manager with over 25 years of experience in corporate operations, leadership, management, and training. John’s leadership style emphasizes team building, mentoring, and cross-functional alignment at both the lab and plant levels. His extensive background runs the gamut of corporate manufacturing operations, with a broad spectrum of corporations ranging from small entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. He has worked full time and/or consulted for the United States Army, Boston Scientific, Malt-O-Meal, Post Consumer Brands, and Angie’s Boomchickapop. John’s expertise includes manufacturing startups; research and development platforms; FDA-regulated manufacturing; quality assurance; and training for both skills development and team building.
Asa is new to FoodOps, but not new to the industry. His time as a Product Development Engineer at Post, a Process Engineering role at PURIS, and a Controls Engineer role at a custom machine builder, allowed him to build a unique and valuable skill stack. He has seen dozens of manufacturing facilities of all types and believes there are lessons to learn regardless of maturity level.