International Association for Food Protection Elects Mark Carter to Executive Board
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa – Members of the International Association for Food Protection elected Mr. Mark Carter to the Executive Board as Secretary. Mr. Carter will take office at the conclusion of IAFP 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona and will fulfill a five-year commitment to the Association, serving as President beginning in July 2024.
Mr. Carter is the CEO of MC Squared Enterprises Inc. (MC2), an independent consulting firm with in-depth expertise in life science business, food safety, and technology development and deployment. MC2 works with organizations that are focused on improving public health.
Mr. Carter has extensive international business and technical experience. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Matrix Sciences as well as the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, where he was responsible for Matrix Sciences Mergers & Acquisitions activity. He previously held positions as CEO of QCL and Corporate Vice President of Research & Development with the Silliker Group Corporation (now Mérieux NutriSciences). He has served within the food industry as Section Manager for Microbiology and Food Safety at Kraft Foods and Corporate Laboratory Group leader at McKee Foods Corporation.
An active IAFP Member since 1993, Mr. Carter has served on the Food Protection Trends Editorial Board, the Nomination Committee, the Journal of Food Protection Management Committee, and the Tellers Committee. He was co-founder of the Sample Prep working group and actively participates in several IAFP Professional Development Groups (PDGs). He currently serves on IAFP’s Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Council.
Mr. Carter is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Microbiology and holds an M.S.A. from Columbus State University. He is a registered clinical and public health microbiologist with the American Academy of Microbiologists.
About International Association for Food Protection
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 4,500 food safety professionals committed to Advancing Food Safety Worldwide®. The association includes educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. Working together, IAFP members, representing more than 70 countries, help the association achieve its mission through networking, educational programs, journals, career opportunities and numerous other resources.