As Head of Quality for North America, Jean-Pierre Punsola leads a team that is responsible for food safety and quality along Ferrero’s supply chain, from supplier qualification to manufacturing facilities and logistics all the way to the consumer experience.
A veteran of the food industry, Jean-Pierre has experience in chocolate and confectionery industries as well as bakery ingredients, fast food, and dietary supplements, mostly in food safety and quality roles but also R&D, production, supply chain and HR. His assignments across Europe, Asia, and now the U.S. have helped him navigate many different types of organizations and multicultural environments.
He has Masters degrees in Food Science and Food Technology from AgroParisTech, and in Viticulture and Oenology from Institut Agro Montpellier, as well as post graduate business education from INSEAD France. Jean-Pierre grew up in a dual-culture home—French and Spanish—and is now a US citizen living with his wife Margaret in Pennsylvania.