Michael Brodsky, President, Brodsky Consultants
Michael has been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 46 years. After graduating from the University of Toronto, School of Hygiene in 1972, he joined the Laboratory Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Health as a Research Scientist. In 1982, Michael accepted the position of Chief, Environmental Microbiology, which he held until he changed his career path in March of 1999. He is currently operating as Brodsky Consultants, an independent microbiological consultant in food and water safety, laboratory accreditation and quality assurance.
He is a Past President of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), the Ontario Food Protection Association (OFPA) and AOAC International. He was recently re-appointed to the AOAC Board of Directors. He serves as Co-Chair for the AOAC Expert Review Committee for Microbiology, as a scientific reviewer in Microbiology for the AOAC Official Methods of Analysis and the AOAC Research Institute, as a reviewer for Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater and as a chapter editor on QA for the Compendium of Methods in Microbiology. He is also a certified lead auditor by Exemplar Global. He is a lead auditor and technical assessor in microbiology for the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) and for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).