Robert Killam

Robert Killam

Owner Killam's Consulting

  • Grodzisk Mazowiecki

Skills

Skills
fish-oil
biodiesel additives
Execution
oil processing
Yield

Work History

Work History

Owner

Killam's Consulting

We provide a wide range of services to the Edible Oil Industry.

To thrive in today's shifting market environment, organizations need to align their people, processes and technology with their strategic vision and goals.

At Killam’s Consulting, we help you get there—transforming the way you do business in order to, increase productivity, reduce costs and improve controls. You and your staff work with our consultants who have specialized skills. We listen to understand the unique aspects of your business ─ then dedicate ourselves to bringing about the sustainable change that can take your operations to the next level and enhance your competitive advantage.

We objectively help you Discover, Roadmap, Launch and Implement tactics to clarify your operating strategy.

Process Operator

Canadian Vegetable Oil Processing Division of Canada Packers
Company: Inc. Position: Process Operator Held various operating positions related to oilseed processing, such as meal processing, oil processing and solvent extraction. EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION To Date 36 years of hands on practical experience in the edible oils industry, covering: Oil extraction, refining, margarine production and oil packaging, Oil extraction and processing of specialty oil seeds, fish oil processing, EFA blending, value added protein powers, encapsulation and other delivery systems for EFA's. I have attended various business management, accounting and computer courses, technical seminars, etc. over the years and I am a member of a number of industry organizations.

Production Supervisor

Canadian Vegetable Oil Processing Division of Canada Packers
Company: Inc. Position: Production Supervisor Responsibilities: Responsible for the supervision, motivation and training of hourly paid personnel who unload ships, railcars and trucks of soybean and canola; operations of crushing and extraction equipment; loading ships, railcars and trucks with oil, meal and lecithin.

Health, Safety & Environmental Manager

Canadian Vegetable Oil Processing Division of Canada Packers
Company: Inc. Position: Health, Safety & Environmental Manager Responsibilities: Responsible for initiating, planning and overseeing the execution and results of the Occupational Health, Safety, Security and Environmental programs at the Hamilton, Ontario and Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Oilseed Processing Plants, while providing technical expertise to the senior management group.

Plant Superintendent

Central Soya of Canada Ltd
Company: Position: Plant Superintendent Responsibilities: I was responsible for the safe, reliable and efficient operations of receiving, soybean processing and shipping at the Toronto Soya Processing Plant. I was also responsible for initiating, planning and overseeing the execution and results of the Occupational Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Programs at the Toronto and Hamilton Plants, while providing technical support to the senior management group. Note that CVOP was sold to Central Soya and I was transferred from Hamilton to Toronto.

Health, Safety & Environmental Manager

Carbochem Inc
Company:. Position: Health, Safety & Environmental Manager Responsibilities: I was responsible for initiating, planning and overseeing the execution and results of Occupational Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Programs at the Hamilton Coal Tar Plant, while providing technical support to the Senior Management Group.

Director, Western Operations

Canadian Agra Foods Inc
Company:. Position: Director, Western Operations Responsibilities

Owner/consultant

Killam Consulting
Company: Position: Owner/Consultant As a consultant, I provided consulting in edible oil processing(oil extraction, refining & packaging) for the following Companies: Helen Oil-Whitby, Ontario Improve oil extraction and refining efficiency, Install new pail filling line. Bolmar S.A.-Bodaczow, Poland Assist on site management with growth strategies, Assess over all plant efficiencies and recommend areas for improvement, Trouble shooting, Improve oil extraction and refining efficiency, Assess areas for improvements in margarine production and oil packaging, Design new degumming system. Lysi-Iceland Assess fish oil refining efficiency, Recommend operating parameters for processing shark oil, salmon oil, tuna oil and 18/12 fish oil.

President

Supervisory Board
President and General Director, I reported to the and was given the additional responsibility of overall Company activities, including finance, accounting, and marketing and sales during a period when the Company was looking for investors to maintain operations.

President

General
President Director Responsibilities: Kama Foods is a fully integrated rapeseed processing facility with 1, 200 tonnes/day oilseed pre-press/solvent extraction, oil refining, lecithin production, hydrogenation, oil packaging and margarine production. Director of Operations, I was responsible for all operations that included procurement, oilseed extraction, oil refining, lecithin production, hydrogenation, margarine production, and packaging of oils, maintenance, investments and power plant operations. With an outsourcing strategy, which included sale of some Company assets and negotiations with unions, we were able to reduce the number of permanent staff and reduce annual operating costs while increasing throughput and yields.

Director of Operations

Kama Foods S.A.
Company: Position: Director of Operations

Plant Manager

Bioriginal Food & Science Corp
Company: Position: Plant Manager Responsibilities: Bioriginal sources and provides essential fatty acids(vegetable and fish based Omega 3&6) to produce finished and packaged products for the Nutraceutical Industry, focused on custom manufacturing. Responsibilities included over-all operations: Oilseed extraction and oil refining, GLA production, Oil blending formulations and packaging, Encapsulation, Milling, powder blending and packaging. And worked closely with R&D to develop a number of new product lines.

Owner

EMENAR Consulting
Company: Owner/Management Consultant I have provided consulting services related to the oilseed industry for the following Companies: Prairie Premium Oil-Northwood, ND A 300 ton/day oilseed crushing plant. Assisted Board of Directors with forming company, business plan, raise capital, hire and train staff, implement operational, maintenance and quality systems, canola seed supply agreements, sales agreements and take the company in to production.

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Profile

36 years of experience, covering corporate management, management consulting, project management, and restructuring initiatives.

Extensive experience in supply chain and  operations  in the areas of oilseed extraction, oil refining, value‐added processing, fish oil refining, food processing, industrial and nutraceutical applications for both fish oils and vegetable oils, including margarine production, oil blending, bottling, encapsulation, milling, powder blending and dry product packaging.

My  career has largely been focused on overall operations and project management. Through my working career, I have focused on leveraging state of the art technology, negotiating feedstock and off take agreements, staff training and development, team building, equipment utilization and productivity, reduction of variable production costs, safety and environmental compliance, quality systems, yields and customer service. I believe in leading the workforce by example, and my leadership style demonstrates a focused, can‐do attitude that has resulted in a career of growing responsibility and success.

I have  a hands‐on management style and my philosophy in business has always been to produce the highest quality products at the lowest possible cost.

During my work career, I have had the opportunity to work in Canada, United States, Ice Land, England, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria and China. 

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References

References

Dept. of Applied Microbiology & Food, University of Saskatchewan

Sergei Doodchenko, President Diaser Consulting Ltd.

Andrzej Jesionck, Board President Kama Foods

Maurice Bell, President Noctorum Holdings Inc.

Petros Loutas, Director of Operations Bioriginal Food & Science