Effective February 1, 2014, Norm Robertson will assume the position of Associate Executive Director of Regulatory Issues for North American Meat Association.  In his new role he will lead the NAMA regulatory team.  Current Associate Executive Director Ken Mastracchio will remain on staff as Associate Director.

Prior to joining the staff in 2008, Robertson was the District Case Specialist for the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) in the Alameda District Office in California. Norm began his career as a Slaughter Food Inspector in Vernon, California. In 2001, he was selected as one of two individuals to be promoted to be a Consumer Safety Officer (CSO), now referred to as an Enforcement Investigation and Analysis Officer (EIAO), in the Alameda District. After working for almost two years as a CSO he was selected to be a Frontline Supervisor (FLS) and finally as the District Case Specialist.

“Several years ago I embarked upon a task to ensure that NAMA regulatory staff continues to excel in providing the unique one-on-one personal regulatory services, which are considered a cornerstone of NAMA’s growth and member support.  This task included selecting a successor who possessed the regulatory knowledge and technical skills to lead the staff in addressing the day-to-day challenges our members confront in our regulated industry.   I was fortunate in being able to recruit Norm Robertson as my successor,” said Mastracchio.

With representatives in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and a community of more than 600 companies, North American Meat Association provides its members exceptional regulatory advocacy, educational opportunities, and a spirit of partnership that is unique in the industry.

Source: NAMA