Posted: November 21, 2008

Vivian P. Chang is the international regional quality assurance (QA) manager for Tyson Foods, Inc. of Springdale, AR. Vivian received her bacherlor's degree in food science from the Universidad del Valle Guatamala in 1997, and her master's degree in food science from Penn State in 2001. She has been with Tyson Foods Inc. since March of 2002.

Vivian P. Chang, International Regional Quality Assurance (QA) Manager for Tyson Foods, Inc.

Vivian P. Chang, International Regional Quality Assurance (QA) Manager for Tyson Foods, Inc.

Chang manages quality and microbiology departments at Tyson de México and Tyson Da-Long China, and at poultry co-packer operations in Panama, Canada, Guatemala, Argentina, and Brazil. Chang worked with the domestic plants to increase production yield on chicken paws, resulting in approximately $1M per week for the company. She is responsible for the quality assurance aspect of all Tyson domestically produced international products. Vivian worked with Tyson de Mexico to accomplish audit approvals for Yum! Brands, Wendy's, Burger King, McDonald's, Wal-Mart, Denny's, and Subway, and lead the Export Packers Canada team to successfully complete the Yum! Brands and Sysco audits. She also investigates and coordinates communication with National Accounts on consumer complaints. She works with international QA representatives from KFC, McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's on quality problems, and coordinates foreign government visits and inspections to Tyson facilities.

Prior to her promotion to the corporate International group, Chang was a QA supervisor at the New Holland, Pa., facility. During her tenure there, she lead the New Holland team to successfully fulfill the Russian audit requirements, and supervised and generated the necessary documents which enabled export to Russia.

Vivian was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. She speaks three languages, Spanish, Cantonese, and English.

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