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Mr. Ken Commins

Finance and Development Manager

International Organic Accreditation Service Inc.

HQ Phone: (701) 483-5504

International Organic Accreditation Service Inc.

119 2 Nd Ave. West

Dickinson, North Dakota 58601

United States

Company Description

The IOAS is a non-profit organisation which was established in 1997 by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements ( IFOAM), itself a charitable organisation dedicated to promoting organic agriculture internationally since 1972. The so... more

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Employment History

Founding Executive Director of the International Organic Accreditation Services, the Accreditation Branch

International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements

Accreditation Programme Executive

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness


Board Member
ISEAL Alliance



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Staff « IOAS

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Ken Commins, USA - Chief Financial Officer / Lead Auditor Ken has worked in the field of organic agriculture since the 1970s, first as a producer in Ireland and then increasingly involved with inspection and certification. He was there at the birth of IFOAM accreditation and of the IOAS. Ken was the IOAS' sole employee for those early years and Executive Director up until 2011. He has served on numerous committees throughout this time and has been a key architect of the IFOAM accreditation requirements. Ken now works part-time with the IOAS focused on finance, IT and business development but still gets out to do certification body audits. He lives with his wife on a 1.200 acre organic farm in North Dakota.

Ken Commins - ...

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Ken Commins - International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS)

IOAS staff

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Ken Commins, Finance & Development Manager, USA

Ken Commins

Board of Directors | ISEAL Alliance

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Ken Commins

Ken Commins, Executive Director, International Organic Accreditation Services (IOAS)
Ken has been involved in the accreditation of organic certification bodies since 1990 and has been the Executive Director of the IOAS since its inception in 1997. Over the years he has performed many functions in the organic sector including farming for 15 years, being an inspector and a certifier and establishing a fresh food wholesale business. Ken was raised in South Africa where he obtained his degree in Economics and lived in Ireland for 15 years before moving to the US in 1994.
He has participated on a number of international Boards and Committees and given numerous presentations at international conferences on the subjects of conformity assessment and the organic sector.

International Organic Accreditation Service ... the global organic guarantee

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February 3: Ken Commins steps down as Executive Director of the IOAS. More ...

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