Dan Taft brings more than two decades of leadership experience to his position as president and CEO of PSSI. Before assuming his current role, Dan served as a regional senior vice president for three years. Prior to joining PSSI, he was the vice president of Kaiser Contract Cleaning Specialists, Inc. from 1999 until 2010, when KCCSI merged with PSSI. Dan also has an additional 13 years of industry experience, working as both a production and plant manager.
Chief Financial Officer
Craig Hart has been the chief financial officer of PSSI since 2013. He joined the company after 32 years of experience in finance, accounting and IT positions in the meatpacking and processing industry. From 2003 to 2013, Craig served as senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer for Tyson Foods, Inc. He is a CPA, and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Iowa State University and an MBA from Wayne State College.
Executive Vice President
Amy Lowe began her career with PSSI in 2009, one year prior to the merger with Kaiser Contract Cleaning Specialists, Inc. Before joining PSSI, Amy spent 12 years leading human resources for HNI Corporation in its U.S. and Mexico operating divisions. An alumnus of Western Illinois University, she graduated summa cum laude and holds bachelor’s degrees in management and marketing.
President, PSSI Chemical Innovations
Doug Sharp has more than 30 years of experience in the food processing industry and leads PSSI Chemical Innovations as president. From Chemidyne to Du Chem and EcoLab, Doug has excelled at leading sales efforts and expanding customer relationships throughout all levels of the industry. With expertise in poultry processing (both kill and RTE) to micro issues and listeria, Doug has become an industry go-to for our customers.
Senior Vice President, Operations – East Region
Josh Hinkle started his career with PSSI in 2002 as a site manager trainee in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, then became a site manager at West Liberty Foods and JBS in Marshalltown, Iowa. He has also served as area manager, division manager, vice president, and is now senior vice president of the East Region. Josh has nearly 18 years of experience, with his entire career focused on leading food safety and sanitation for food processors.
Senior Vice President, Operations – Midwest Region
John Neuhalfen is living proof of our advancement from within culture. More than 30 years ago, John began his career at PSSI operating a hose, cleaning facilities night after night. He worked his way up, assuming several leadership positions along the way. Today he leads the Midwest Region, with safety as his number one priority. John attributes his success to PSSI’s culture of growth and advancement.
Senior Vice President, Operations – Central Region
Monty Christenberry started his career with PSSI as an area manager. Monty has more than 25 years of sanitation experience. Through the years, he has advanced through the company, taking new leadership positions until assuming the role of senior vice president – the position he occupies today. Monty currently leads operational initiatives in the Central Region.
Senior Vice President, Operations – Western Region
After five years of leading strategic planning and procurement as vice president of corporate development, Doug White officially became senior vice president of operations for the Western Region in May 2017. Prior to joining PSSI in 2013, Doug held positions at Pepsico and Aramark, among others, accumulating more than 25 years of experience with consumer products and services. He holds a degree from Dartmouth College.
Santiago “Jimmy” Alaniz
Chief Legal Officer
Santiago “Jimmy” Alaniz has been the chief legal officer for PSSI since 2014. Before joining PSSI, Jimmy was a partner at Fisher & Phillips, LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, where he assisted employers with labor, employment and immigration matters. He has provided legal counsel as an external and internal counsel to PSSI dating back to 2006. He holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and criminal justice from the University of Texas in San Antonio, and a doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law. Jimmy is also board-certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.