Dr. Michele M. Sayles has over 21 years experience in Food Safety, Quality and Food Microbiology. Michele’s current role is Executive Director of Food Safety and Quality for Diamond Pet Foods. Michele was recently responsible for the Global Food Safety and Microbiology Program at Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Michele has held key Food Safety and Quality positions across various industries. She was the Sr. Corporate Quality Assurance & Food Safety Manager for the Sara Lee Corporation; the Director of HACCP and Food Safety for Seaboard Foods; and Director of Pork Safety for the National Pork Board.
Michele holds a Ph.D. in Food Microbiology from Oklahoma State University, a Masters of Science degree from Kansas State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.