Quican Inc is a
consulting company providing technical services to the milling
and baking industry worldwide on product development, quality
assurance, food safety (HACCP) and staple food fortification.
are Quentin W. Johnson and his wife Susan.
Quentin is a
professional with over 32 years of new product development, quality assurance and regulatory affairs experience in the food
and medical device industries in North America and the United
Kingdom. His main area of expertise is in the milling and baking
sectors of the food industry.
provides consulting services to international United Nations
Agencies, national donor aid agencies and international
non-government organizations (NGOs) on
staple food fortification. Quentin is the Coordinator of the
Technical Training and Support Group of the Flour
Fortification Initiative (FFI), an international network
of private sector industry, public sector and civic sectors
promoting flour fortification worldwide.
Prior to starting
his own business, he was the Director of Technology for Maple
Leaf Mills, one of the largest milling companies in Canada.
During this time he brought 107 different products from the
development stage to the marketplace. (See Product
developed curricula and provided training at both international
industry workshops and academic institutions. (See Training.)
He has been a resource
speaker for the Canadian International Grains Institute, Baking
Association of Canada, Canada Grains Council and the Association
of Operative Millers. He is a member of the Institute of Food
Technology, Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology
and American Association of Cereal Chemists.
wife Susan has a background in marketing and assists in keeping
the business running smoothly. She looks after graphic design,
packaging for the fledgling Quentessentials baked goods line,
general office administration, and she holds the fort when
Quentin is away. She will be able to tell you the best way to
contact him, via email, fax, land-line, Skype or cell phone.
Quentin is sometimes in an area where telecommunication is
difficult, but since he calls in for messages daily, she can
relay your needs and ensure that he contacts you quickly via the
most efficient means.
Susan Strachan Johnson, Susan is a full-time fibre artist.
Thanks to Quentin, she has clients all over the world!