CELDi Spring 2021 IAB Meeting & Research Symposium

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CELDi Spring 2021 IAB Meeting & Research Symposium

April 8th & 9th

virtual meeting

CELDi Spring 2021

Virtual IAB Meeting and Research Symposium

Symposium Brochure and Event Schedule


Keynote Speakers

Chuck Tilmon
Vice President, Quality Control at Walmart, Inc.

photo of chuck tilmonChuck Tilmon, a native of Texarkana, Arkansas, is the Vice President of Quality Control at Walmart, Inc. where he is responsible for ensuring the quality of fresh food for all U.S. Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets.  Chuck’s career has spanned several areas in the supply chain, with stints at Arkansas Best Freight in Fort Smith and JB Hunt Logistics in Lowell.  Chuck has worked at Walmart since 2002 in a variety of roles, from perishable strategic development, to replenishment and produce sourcing.  In his current role in Quality Control, he supports over 350 associates who inspect meat and produce items, ripen bananas, and ensure all items meet Walmart quality specifications in 48 distribution centers across the U.S. Chuck received his BSIE and MSIE from the University of Arkansas, with his thesis emphasis in quality control.

Malik Sadiq
Former Senior Vice President, Tyson Foods

photo of chuck tilmonMalik joined Tyson in 2006.  Recently he decided to leave Tyson to relocate to Dallas to be near his family and pursue other interests. Most recently, Malik led Tyson’s International growth through M&A and creation of strategic partnerships. He has had P&L responsibility for Tyson’s $2B International business. Greatest accomplishments were turning around the International business and acquisitions of Keystone Foods, BRF Thailand and Europe businesses, and the joint venture with Vibra foods. Prior to the international leadership role, Malik led the China and India businesses as its COO and CEO, respectively. Prior to Tyson Foods, Malik gained valuable experience at Hitachi Consulting and Arthur Andersen where he headed Consumer Products Practice for the Southwest region. Malik earned a Doctorate and Masters degrees in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.