Mellonie O'Neill

Senior Manager, Production Planning, Facilities, and Compliance
Rutgers University Food Innovation Center
Phone: 856-459-1900 Ext: 4512

Mellonie O’Neill, the Senior Manager of Production Planning, Facilities, and Compliance at the Rutgers Food Innovation Center, comes to us with 20 years of food industry experience, in dairy, plant-based “milks” (soy and almond), baked breads and aseptic processing of flavored waters in PET (polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottling) packaging.  A local resident of Bridgeton, NJ, Mellonie earned her degree in Food and Nutrition Technology from Montclair State University.

Starting her career as a lab technician for a local dairy, she worked as a Quality Assurance Supervisor before moving to the position of Continuous Improvement Supervisor and helping to improve and maintain compliance of Environmental Health and Safety before moving to a position of Corporate Quality Assurance Manager.  Mellonie then broadened her repertoire of experience by working as QA Manager in a Bakery Operation and in a Flavored Water aseptic processing facility before coming to the Food Innovation Center to work with an assortment of food entrepreneurs.

Mellonie holds training certificates in Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points and Preventive Controls for Human Food, Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Practitioner, is a Lead Instructor for Preventive Controls Qualified Individual training and has her Certified Quality Auditors License (CQA).