Robertson will now lead the NAMA regulatory team while current associate executive director Ken Mastracchio will remain on staff as associate director.
Prior to joining the NAMA in 2008, Robertson was district case specialist with the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service in California, and he began his career as a slaughter food inspector in Vernon, California.
Mastracchio said: “Several years ago I embarked upon a task to ensure that NAMA regulatory staff continue 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.”
With representatives in the USA, Canada and Mexico, and a community of more than 600 companies, North American Meat Association provides regulatory advocacy, educational opportunities, and a spirit of partnership to its members.