Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) announced that Cole Tautges has joined the company as vice president of chemistry operations. Tautges brings an abundance of leadership and intelligence from his involvement with various companies. As vice president of chemistry operations, Tautges will be responsible for all aspects of chemistry at FSNS.

“Tautges brings many years of valuable chemistry experience and management skills to our company,” said John Bellinger, CEO of FSNS. “We look forward to having Tautges develop the FSNS chemistry business into the best in North America.” 

Prior to joining FSNS, Tautges worked at Covance in their Nutritional Chemistry and Food Safety department. He oversaw various methodologies including proximate chemistry, amino acids, sugars, fiber analysis, and special projects. Tautges moved to Harrogate, England for a period of time to hire staff and establish a new chemistry laboratory in the United Kingdom. More recently, he was the laboratory manager for Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD). He also led the creation of the Reference Standard Services group, which focused on validations, qualifications, certification, storage, and distribution of standards and critical reagents.