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Santa Maria, CA-based Azzule Systems announced the hire of KERRY BRIDGES as director of the PrimusGFS Scheme Feb. 25.

In her new role at Azzule, Ms. Bridges will develop, coordinate and direct the PrimusGFS auditing scheme on a global scale. She will focus on ongoing development of the scheme in coordination with the Global Food Safety Initiative — working closely with current and future certification bodies, and driving the global expansion of PrimusGFS within the fresh produce and fresh food industries, according to the company press release.

“I am thrilled with the opportunity to put my experience to work in such an innovative environment,” Ms. Bridges said in the release. “It’s very exciting and satisfying to be part of a team with such vision, enthusiasm, knowledge and commitment.”

Prior to joining Azzule Systems, Ms. Bridges worked for two years as an independent auditor and consultant within the fresh foods industry. Before that, she spent three years working with Fresh & Easy in quality assurance, managing multiple, diverse food categories and serving as a technical resource for their buying and marketing teams.

“We are excited and consider ourselves fortunate to have found someone with Kerry’s international experience, in addition to her extensive technical experience in fresh and prepared foods,” said Nadia Pasco, chief executive officer of Azzule Systems. “She is the ideal person to guide the PrimusGFS scheme and support our existing and future clients globally.”

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