Roger T. Lawrence

Roger Lawrence

Roger Lawrence currently serves as the Corporate Vice President – Global Quality & Regulatory for McCormick & Company, Inc. He is Responsible for the Quality Assurance, Food Safety and Regulatory Systems and Programs throughout McCormick's worldwide operations and supply chain. The Corporate Quality Assurance Group provides strategic direction and operational guidance to subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensees.  Prior to his current assignment, he has held various positions such as Technical Services Manager, Vice President of Operations and Technology for the Asia-Pacific Zone, Vice President of Technical Services for the US Consumer Products Division, Director of Product Development and Quality Assurance for the International Group and Director of Product Development and Quality Assurance - Europe. Preceding several roles at McCormick & Company, Inc., Mr. Lawrence also spent several years with Quaker Oats Company in managerial quality positions at both plant and corporate headquarters.

Roger has been an active Professional member of IFT for the past 19 years. He is the past President of the Board of Directors for the American Spice Trade Association (ASTA). He serves on the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Council (SRAC) of GMA (Grocery Manufacturers of America) and as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the International Food Information Council (IFIC). He serves on the advisory board for JIFSAN. Mr. Lawrence is also a member of the Executive Committee for SRAC.

Mr. Lawrence holds a BS degree from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. Roger is passionate about the integrity and high level of quality, safety, and nutrition of our food supply, and the critical role that the IFT plays on the world stage in assuring the universal acceptance of science and innovation as essential to providing a sustainable food supply to everyone.