Experienced Dairy Technologist with a chemical engineering background applies principles of microbiology to improve the hygienic distribution and storage processes of dairy products. Seniour dairy researcher plans, conducts, analyses and reports on bacteriology-based projects. Analysis focuses on promoting good bacteria whilst killling disease-causing ones through pasteurisation.
Research team leader
Member of integrated product development team for fermented dairy
Process modelling and simulation
May 2010 – Present Fage Greek Yogurt Company (satellite office) Â– Cheadle, MCH Sr. Yogurt Distribution and Storage Engineer
Facilitate and oversee the activities of a medium-sised dairy distribution plant for a leading Greek yogurt brand.
Lead team of 60 dairy storage facility workers to ensure sanitation and refrigeration standards are met.
Coordinate ongoing team quality assurance training with fermented dairy division quality assurance manager. Recognised with Rising Cream Award in 2011 by Dairy Farmers of London for sanitary dairy storage facilities.
September 2006 – April 2010 Aegean Greek Yogurt Company – London, ENG Dairy Bacteriologist Research Officer
Conducted testing for harmful pathogens prior to pasteurisation on dairy products arriving at a yogurt processing plant .
Researched original methods of eradicating harmful bacteria without killling natural, beneficial strains. Results of research has potential to speed supply chain activities, improve quality of yogurt and save costs.
June 2004 to August 2006 Green Prairie Dairy Farm and Creamery – London, ENG Dairy Production Process Analyst
analysed and documented all dairy production processes for a small farm with 50 mature cows and 10 goats.
Ran production simulations and suggested process improvements resulting in a 15 percent increase in production without the use of synthetic hormones.
Identified all applicable government and industry farm sanitation standards and updated farm procedures resulting in 20 percent more efficient compliance.
Fed, watered and monitored herd health and wellness for dairy quality assurance.
2010 University of Manchester, Manchester, England Master of Science, Food Science and Technology 2004 London University, London, England Bachelor of Science, Dairy Science and Technology