MANHATTAN, KAS. — Scott A. James has joined AIB International as director of Latin America Business Development. He will be responsible for leading the promotion, marketing, and overall support of AIB’s existing and new programs, products and services as they relate to food safety inspections and auditing, food safety education, food labeling, and baking science and technology education and technical services.

Mr. James joins AIB after a 29-year-career with the United States Air Force. Before retirement from the Air Force, his final position was director, medical enlisted personnel/public health manager — Air Force Special Operations Command. During his career, he had supervisory and hands-on food safety sanitation consultant and audit experience in more than 2,500 facilities around the world. He is certified as a Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Consultant in 16 food categories. In addition to numerous awards, decorations and much continuing education, he received a master’s degree in business/human resource management in 2006.

He will be based in Panama City, where he resides, and will travel extensively across Mexico, Central and South America.