BIOGRAPHY

James Keyes

CEO, BODU Solutions, Centerville, OH, USA

Mr. James Bo Keyes is a dedicated quality assurance professional focused on the sustainable growth of the cannabis industry through standard creation and quality management system implementation. 

As an elected member for the United States of America, Mr. Keyes served on the U.S. TAG to International Standards Organization Technical Committee (ISO/TC) 207 (TAG 207) on Environmental Management & The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) Z1 to document consensus on proposed American National Standards (ANS) in the fields of Environmental Management, attaining first-hand knowledge on the process of creating internationally accredited quality management standards. 

While working for the accredited certification industries top ranked (Quality Digest), award winning internationally accredited registrar, Eagle Registrations, Mr. Keyes served as the Medical Device Standard Implementation Project Lead for ISO 13485 Notified Body, CE Marking, and CMDCAS, helping bring multiple accredited offerings to the international medical device certification program within the organization. 

Mr. Keyes is a certified internal auditor for ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard and ISO 14001 Environmental Safety Standard. Mr. Keyes is the founder of the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS) and Marijuana Advancement Standardization Systems (MASS). FOCUS is The Standards Creation Body & MASS is the Certification Company for the Cannabis Industry: with a robust standard creation committee of expert quality management professionals, cannabis industry professionals benchmarking committee, and world renowned cannabis manufacturers, FOCUS is the world's first organization dedicated to creating accredited third party quality assurance standards for the cannabis seed to sale process. 

Mr. Keyes has served on the advisory board of a international public issuer to provide expertise and guidance on the Cannabis market. He has brought numerous solutions to the industry including Emojiuana Kush Keyboard App built in partnership with a $1 billion Nasdaq company in NYC. Mr. Keyes is a loving, dedicated family man from Ohio.

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“ISO 9001 is used by millions of people and organisations around the world and the upcoming 2015 revision will have a big impact on those who work with the standard.

The impact of this revision will be similar to, if not greater than the 2000 edition, which was a major change for accreditation bodies, certification bodies, training organisations, implementing organisations, procurement organisations, consultants and customers.”

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