Matt Tom is an independent technical consultant focusing on engineering design and implementation in the Food & Beverage industry. With over fifteen years of experience from post-harvest through to marketplace and full life cycle testing, he specializes in New Product Development and Commercialization, especially Integration, Testing, & Validation; and Scale-up & Manufacturing both in-house as well as Technology Transfer to co-manufacturers.
Well versed in Usability, Six Sigma (both Process Improvement and Design), Lean, GMP, GLP, HACCP, FSMA, Matt serves as a Subject Matter Expert in food technology and food processing for technical due diligence efforts as well as a Technical Advisor to early-stage startups.
Matt brings an outside perspective to your team to assist in problem solving, improving processes, and evaluating efficacy. Whether it’s re-working an existing product, or developing something entirely new, he’ll build a strategy to tackle it and deliver measurable, iterative value every step of the way. Let’s start something awesome!
Matt received his BS in BioSystems Engineering from UC Davis and his MS in Industrial & Systems Engineering from SJSU. He is an ASQ certified Six Sigma Practitioner, FSPCA certified PCQI (PCHF), and BCPE certified Professional Ergonomist (HMI, UX).