Dr. John M. Ryan
Administrator, Quality Assurance Division, Hawaii State Department of Agriculture

John Ryan has spent more than 25 years implementing high-technology quality-control systems for international corporations, and is currently implementing Hawaii's integrated traceability and food-safety system. Dr. Ryan developed the United States' first state-level RFID Internet-enabled farm-to-distribution-to-retail-outlet produce-traceability system. He is presently working on a trans-Pacific international cold-chain temperature-control management system.