Arnie Sair serves as the Head of Quality & Food Safety for Bunge, the world’s leader in oilseed processing and a leading producer and supplier of specialty plant-based oils, fats and proteins. Arnie joined Bunge in 2018 and brings 20+ years of quality, food safety and regulatory compliance expertise to the company.
Bunge’s purpose is to connect farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed and fuel to the world. With more than two centuries of experience, Bunge’s products are used in a wide range of applications such as animal feed, cooking oils and flours, as well as bakery and confectionary, dairy fat alternatives, plant-based meat and infant nutrition. Bunge also has an important role to play in using its crop infrastructure to help fuel renewable energy solutions.
Before joining Bunge, Arnie spent 5 years as Head of Quality and Regulatory Operations with Signature Brands, the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of decorating and confectionary products. Prior to that Arnie spent 12 years in Quality & Regulatory Operations leadership positions with General Mills Inc, including experience with milled grains, boxed and frozen meals, and dry cereals.
Arnie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Illinois, a Master’s degree in Food Science from Michigan State University, and his Ph.D. in Food Science from North Carolina State University studying foodborne viruses and molecular methods for their detection.
Arnie serves on the Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils Technical Committee and the National Oilseed Processors Association Food/Feed Safety & Quality Advisory Group. Throughout his professional career, Arnie has always strived to be an influential leader who has worked to build a culture that facilitates the development of high performing teams, foster positive customer and consumer relations, and develop external vendor partnerships that drive business results.