FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN
Jim Schurman has been providing food safety, sanitation, and hygiene solutions to his clients for over 40 years. As a pioneer and innovator, Jim has been instrumental in the development of much of the equipment, products and industry best practices that are accepted as today’s global standards in Food Safety and Sanitation.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Tom is a long-time industry veteran spending the last thirty plus years in the food retail and hospitality sectors in numerous leadership positions. At Chemstar, he is responsible for day to day operations and continued strategic growth. Most recently, Tom was SVP/General Manager of Sterilox Fresh, an industry leading perishable preservation provider to leading supermarkets across the US which was acquired by Chemstar in 2016.
Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President/COO of the DSI Corporation a global provider of equipment and merchandising solutions to retail and foodservice. Tom was also President of Bakers Aid the leading bakery equipment manufacturer, a division of the Hobart Corporation. He is a graduate of UAB in Birmingham with a BS in Business.
VICE PRESIDENT – SALES
Mr. Happ joined the Chemstar team as a Regional Vice President through the acquisition of Puricore/Sterilox in 2016. Tom has over 30 years of sales and management experience in the supermarket industry. Prior to joining Chemstar, Tom held executive positions with Bakers Aid, DSI and Puricore/Sterilox Fresh. He has consistently demonstrated sales success and leadership ability throughout his career. Tom has a B.A. in Business Management with a minor in Economics from Molloy College
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT
Mr. Oldham joined Chemstar as Regional Vice President through the acquisition of Puricore/Sterilox in 2016 . Tom brings over 25 years’ experience as a Sales Executive in Food Retail. Prior to joining Chemstar Tom joined Sterilox during the start-up phase of its Food Safety Division in 2003 and was promoted to RVP shortly after. He served as VP Sales with Baker’s Aid and VP-DSI as well as Sales Director with the Alto Shaam Foodservice equipment group.
VICE PRESIDENT FOOD SAFETY & REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Jill has over 30 years of experience in food safety, food regulation and veterinary public health. Her fields of expertise include food safety and security, food microbiology, epidemiology, foodborne diseases, public health and food policy and regulation. Previously, she worked at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) for fifteen years in Washington, D.C. as the Senior Vice President of Food Safety Programs where she provided support and guidance to FMI retail and wholesale members in all areas of food safety, science and regulatory compliance.
Prior to FMI, she worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) as a Deputy Administrator where she was responsible for a wide variety of food safety activities including outbreak investigations, recalls and public health policy. She provided executive-level scientific and technical leadership under four Administrations. She was responsible for creating and supervising the first FSIS Office of Science and Public Health. She collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control in developing the Food Net system for tracking foodborne illness in the United States. She began her USDA career as a Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer and advanced through numerous position including National Disease Correlator, Regional Director of Poultry Inspection Operations, International Programs Director of Imports & Exports for the SE Region and Deputy for the National Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Program.
Dr. Hollingsworth served as a Captain in the US Air Force Reserves as part of the Biomedical Science Corps and has served on numerous government and private sector committees including the Conference for Food Protection and the National Meat and Poultry Advisory Committee. Dr. Hollingsworth has a BS degree in agriculture and received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia.
Since 2005, Dr. Su leads Product Development, Quality Control, and EPA Registrations for Chemstar Corporation. As a Ph.D. in Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry from Baylor University, Dr. Su holds two patents. Prior to joining Chemstar, Dr. Su held the position of Director of Research & Development for SiShield Technologies, Inc. Before SiShield, he held a similar position at BioShield Technologies. In each organization, Dr. Su led Product Development, Manufacturing Control, EPA Registrations, and Asian Market Development. Dr. Su began his career in the commercial chemical sector by working as a Research Chemist for Zep/Enforcer Products. While at Zep, his research led to the development of the Home Depot line of products.