18 September 2023

Alfonso Capuchino Joins Kiwa as Global Technical Director for Food, Feed, Farm and Joins ASI as VP of Certification

We are happy to announce that Alfonso Capuchino, 20-year food industry certification professional, is joining the Kiwa Group as Global Technical Director for Food, Feed and Farm, along with joining ASI (member of Group Kiwa) as VP of Certification.

As a recognized expert and thought leader in management systems, HACCP, third-party auditing, and GFSI certification, Mr. Capuchino is a valuable addition to Kiwa’s food sector. His unique experience in developing multi-standard services to bring the concept of a one-stop-shop certification body to life will bode well for Kiwa as the company offers Integrated Management Systems for food standards.

“Alfonso’s background in GFSI benchmark standards will provide great value in increasing our already strong presence working with standards like BRC, FSSC, SQF, GlobalGAP, PrimusGFS, IFS, etc. We are happy to welcome him to the global team with open arms,” said Richard Stolk, President of the Board of Directors at ASI, and Global Business Sector Director – Food Feed Farm at Kiwa Group.

Mr. Capuchino is a certified instructor and auditor for GFSI standards in the scope of food handling, packaging, storage and distribution, and brokering. Capuchino has audited hundreds of companies, and his global experience in certification services, including food and non-food standards will play a critical role in his new position within both ASI and the Kiwa Group.

“We are excited to have Alfonso on board as a part of our growing Kiwa-ASI family. His vast industry knowledge and experience will be crucial as we work to continuously improve and expand our existing certification programs,” said Tyler Williams, CEO of ASI.

For more than 30 years, Alfonso Capuchino has served multiple industries in various roles, including consulting, auditing, and directing teams in quality, food safety, environmental safety, occupational safety, and sustainability. Mr. Capuchino earned an industrial engineering degree from the Technological Institute of Tlalnepantla in Mexico City. Before joining the Kiwa Group, Capuchino was the Vice President of Certification Services at AIB International.

About ASI

ASI is a member of the Kiwa Group and a leading food safety auditing, training, and consulting company based in St. Louis that’s provided farm-to-fork food safety solutions since the 1940s. ASI supports your organization’s efforts to maintain only the highest product safety and quality standards and offers a full suite of safety and quality solutions to the food and beverage, dietary supplement, consumer goods, and most recently, cannabis industries. ASI respects the challenges of keeping up with highly regulated industries and ever-changing audit requirements, so we are consistently dedicated to making the inspection or certification process as smooth as possible. ASI Food Safety is accredited by ANSI, the American National Standards Institute, as an SQF Certification Body. More information about ASI and its services can be found here and on https://www.asifood.com/.

To schedule an interview with Capuchino, or for more information about ASI, please contact Kim Ring, Director of Communications at kring@asifood.com.