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Expert in Meat Science, Food Ingredients, RTE Foods, Cooking and Chilling Systems, Impingement Technology

Expert ID: 726416 Ireland

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PhD in food science and technology with 10 years of instutional research and development at University College Cork Ireland. Currently a Director of a food technology/engineering (equipment) company that supplies specalist high capacity turn key continuous and batch pasteurisation lines (cooking - cooling) impingement based systems to the food (meat) industry. Actively involved in project management, product and process development, process engineering as well as quality control and food legislation, The company is an intellectual property based company with a focus on licenscing and franchising our technology internationally. Expert has been a Director of the current company for over 3 years (having over 9 years of practical experience as an International food consultant within the meat processing sector).


Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1996 Degree: PhD Subject: Food Science and Technology Institution: The National University of Ireland Cork

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to 2009 Employer: Echo Ovens Ltd Title: Director Department: Food Process and Product Development
Responsibilities:
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1998 to 2005 Employer: Ktech Food Services Title: Director Department: Food Consultancy
Responsibilities:
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1992 to 2000 Employer: University College Cork Title: Senior Research Co ordinator Department: Food Science and Technology Dept
Responsibilities:
Available upon request.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Have been called as an expert witness by large blue chip companies both in Ireland and UK (Circuit and District Courts)
Training / Seminars
Numerous traning workshops provided via Univeristy and as an independent consultant.
In house traning programs. Was heavily involved in adult education and traning courses at university for the meat industry (processing technology and related subjects). Have published numerous papers/publications in meat science and processed meats and have edited a number of technical books on the subject.
Vendor Selection
As a supplier of capital equipment the company has a large list of companies that they engage (as an agent) to compliment their suite of equipment. They supply turn key installations tailor made for specific products/operations.
Marketing Experience
Expert's company is an internationally traded company and as a result it affords one the ability to experience the industry and commercial practices on an International level. They have significant interests in North America, South America, Asia, Scandanavia, EU as well as within the Irish/UK market
Other Relevant Experience
Understanding of engineering processing requirements (hardware) combines with a knowledge of food science (software) in order to optimse production systems and final product quality etc. Remain heavily involved in instutional research programs and in new equipment/process design and have filed a number of patents in this area

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