Cottingham & Butler Food & Agriculture Practice
Cottingham & Butler is a leader in providing insurance and risk management solutions to the food and agriculture industry. We understand the unique complexities facing this industry – through expert advice, industry-specific solutions, first-rate client service, and measurable results, we have become the broker of choice for many of the top brands in the food industry.
Dr. David Acheson, President & CEO of TAG, brings decades of experience across the entire food and import safety sector, helping clients enter new markets, enhance the value of their products, and navigate dynamic scientific and regulatory systems. David’s background in medicine, food safety, molecular pathogenesis and the regulatory environment of both FSIS and FDA provides a unique depth of experience that is shared with our clients.
Dr. Rolando González is the Senior Director of Technical and Scientific Affairs with TAG. He has held technical and thought leadership roles at major national and global companies including Target Corporation, Bühler AG, and 3M Food Safety. Dr. González brings over a decade of practical food safety and quality management experience across a broad variety of food platforms spanning from perishables to dry and low moisture foods, with primary focus on risk mitigation and brand protection. His specific areas of expertise include food defense, sanitary design of food handling facilities and equipment, development and implementation of cleaning and sanitation and microbial environmental monitoring programs and much more.