Kurt Buckman, CFS
Kurt Buckman joined Pinnacle Foods Group in April 2010 as Vice President Food Safety for Suppliers, Co-Manufacturers and Distribution Centers. In this role Kurt provides leadership to the food safety supply chain team responsible to approve external supply chain partners; to verify partners comply with Pinnacle Foods food safety and quality policies and enforce conformance to specifications and food safety/quality plans.
Kurt has more than 38 years of food safety, science, and quality experience within the beverage, canned and frozen food industries. Before joining Pinnacle Foods Kurt held the position of Vice President Quality and Regulatory for Birds Eye Foods, in Rochester, New York where he was responsible for Birdseye’s regulatory, quality and food safety compliance. Kurt collaborates with and represents Pinnacle Foods to various US industry trade and technical associations on food safety, technical and food science policy matters.
Kurt holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Technology from The Ohio State University, a Master in Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology and is a Certified Food Scientist.