Restaurant Expert Witness – Howard Cannon – Bio

Restaurant Expert Witness – Howard Cannon

Restaurant Expert Witness – Howard Cannon, MBA, CFE, OSHA

Restaurant Consultant & Expert Witness Specialties & Experience:

General Specialties:  Restaurant, Bar, and Food Service Industry

Specialty Focus: Restaurant Safety Expert; Food Safety Expert; Hospitality Expert Witness; Restaurant Litigation Support; OSHA; Dram Shop & Alcohol Services; Food Contamination; Slip, Trip & Fall; Premises Liability; Restaurant Business; Employment; Security; Operations; Standards; Failure Analysis, and more.

Education: University of Wisconsin system; Masters in Business Administration, Hamilton University; B.S., Business Administration, Hamilton University

Years in Practice: 28+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified: 20+

Expert Witness Services – Additional Information:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act – Federal Certification # 2301944

American College of Forensic Examiners – member

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points Manager Certification (HACCP)

The National Environmental Health Association Certification

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act – Federal Certification with 29 CFR 1910 OSHA – Inspections, Citations, and Penalties OSHA – Walking and Working Surfaces OSHA – Means of Egress and Fire Protection OSHA – Flammable and Combustible Liquids OSHA – Fire Prevention and Protection OSHA – Machine Guarding and Material Handling OSHA – Hazard Communication OSHA – Industrial Hygiene and Blood-borne Pathogens OSHA –Health and Safety Programs

Professional Commercial Mediation and Conflict Resolution Certification

Washington State University Hotel Restaurant Division seminars; Anthony Robbins – Awaken the Giant from Within; seminars Dale Carnegie – How to Win Friends and Influence People; seminars Dale Carnegie – Leadership and Communication; seminars ServSafe and Food Safety Training TIPS On-premise Alcohol Training 2.0 National Restaurant Association Member


More about Restaurant Expert Witness – Howard Cannon/Bio:

Howard Cannon started his restaurant industry career washing dishes in a local restaurant in Boaz, Wisconsin in 1978.  Since that first Friday night dinner rush, he has held nearly every conceivable restaurant industry position from dishwasher to COO and CEO.

Howard has authored books published in 76 countries around the globe, his writings have been published in a wide-variety of magazines and newspapers, he has been featured on television and radio, and has given speeches and seminars about restaurants to people from nearly every walk of life in markets across the country and around the world; and, Howard has had the pleasure to work with many of the world’s most prominent restaurant chains, as well as hundreds of independent “mom-and-pop” operators.  Howard is well-known for his outrageous level of intensity and his ever-focused demand for results as it pertains to restaurants.

Howard is the CEO of Restaurant Operations Institute, Inc., as well as, several other highly-prominent restaurant brands; including, Restaurant Expert Witness and Restaurant Consultants of America.  Since Howard’s humble beginnings in 1987, he has completed projects of all types and sizes, in concepts ranging from fast food to fine dining, for corporate giants and Fortune 500 firms to single-unit independent operators.  He has worked in every state of the United States and in several markets around the world; including, Canada, Mexico, England, France, Asia, the Philippines, Haiti, and others.

Howard Cannon has spoken at many industry events, corporate gatherings, culinary institutes, universities, and high schools across the country and around the world; and, through the use of passion, humor, memorable analogies, industry know how, and storytelling, he has created content that is like nothing else available in the world today.  Consider attending one of Howard Cannon’s Signature Seminars.  His unique and memorable content will help you learn and grow, and feel challenged and inspired.  His “no-holds barred” approach will make your seminar experience inspirational, demanding, memorable, and results oriented. If you have an interest in getting to know Howard, his company, his brands, and his life’s work in restaurants in greater detail, feel free to contact our corporate office and request a complete and up-to-date bio/CV.  Whether you read one of his books or articles, attend one of his speeches or seminars, or he has the good fortune to assist you with making your restaurant dream become a reality, you will be inspired; and, he will leave you with a wonderful new perspective about restaurants and the restaurant industry.

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Restaurant Expert Witness, Restaurant Safety Expert, Food Safety Expert, Hospitality Industry Expert Witness, Restaurant Litigation Support, Restaurant OSHA Expert, Dram Shop & Alcohol Services, Food Contamination Expert Witness, Slip, Trip & Fall, Restaurant Premises Liability Expert, Restaurant Business Damages Expert, Employment, Gaming, Security, Valuation, Failure Analysis