Rafael Bombonato is the Corporate Quality Manager at Curaleaf, a vertically integrated medical cannabis company headquartered at Wakefield, MA, USA where he manages the Manufacturing Quality Program, Quality Control laboratories, and supports Regulatory Submissions. Rafael’s is dedicated to product quality, safety, and efficacy. His thorough experience in Quality Management Systems allowed him to successfully design and implement the Quality Management Systems that awarded Curaleaf Florida, LLC. the first SQF Level II certificate in the industry. Previously, Rafael served as Quality Assurance Analyst and Auditor at Teva Pharmaceuticals, and at Nature’s Bounty as a QA Supervisor and Senior Microbiologist. Rafael has over 10 years of quality assurance and product safety experience in the food, dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, and for the last three years in the Medical Cannabis industry. Rafael holds a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Biotechnology and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Rafael is a also a Certified Quality Auditor, HACCP trained, a SQF Practitioner, and is involved in policy, regulation, and guideline development for the Medical Cannabis industry.