MANHATTAN, KAS. — Stephanie Lopez has been named president of AIBI Certification Services. She succeeds Gary Skrdlant, who retired Aug. 20. Ms. Lopez most recently was AIB International’s vice-president for food safety services innovation. In her new role, she will focus on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of GFSI licensed products for clients of AIBI Certification Services.

“GFSI auditing is one of AIBI’s fastest growing services, representing about 20% of all our food safety related revenue,” said Andre Biane, president and chief executive officer of AIB International. “Stephanie Lopez has a proven track record as a leader in food safety, in addition to an advanced understanding of the regulatory and technical issues related to the GFSI schemes.”

Ms. Lopez began her career in the food industry in 1993 and has led quality, sanitation and product development teams for various international food companies. She joined AIB in 2000 and over the past 14 years has been a food safety auditor, HACCP coordinator, director of food safety education, vice-president of food safety education, and, most recently, vice-president of food safety services innovation.