RF Biocidics, which is backed by Allied Minds, said Wednesday that it has hired Dr. Parastoo Yaghmaee as director of process technology. In her new role, Yaghmaee will work with RF Biocidics’ clients on integrating the company’s equipment into their food processing systems. Based in Vacaville, Calif., RF Biocidics provides a chemical-free alternative for disinfection and disinfestation of food and other commodities.
VACAVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RF Biocidics, a leading food safety company that provides an environmentally friendly and chemical-free alternative for disinfection and disinfestation, announced today that Dr. Parastoo Yaghmaee has joined as Director of Process Technology.
In her new role, Yaghmaee will work with RF Biocidics’ clients on integrating the company’s equipment into their food processing systems, allowing for customization according to each client’s needs. Yaghmaee will also help RF Biocidics continue to expand its global customer base, as well as lead research projects and the development of new designs as the company enhances its product line.
“RF Biocidics’ technology offers unprecedented flexibility for food processors that are seeking a natural, non-chemical way of disinfesting, disinfecting and pasteurizing their products,” Yaghmaee said. “I see a tremendous opportunity for RF Biocidics to expand the application of its technology, and widen the variety of foods, and therefore food companies, it works with.”
A Ph.D. graduate in Food Science from the University of British Columbia, Yaghmaee previously served as Senior Scientist at EnWave Corp., where she collaborated with engineers on the design of new equipment in industrial process development. She also oversaw research at EnWave that included analyzing the effect of the company’s Radiant Energy Vacuum dehydration technology on probiotics and food culture, as well as its impact on enzymes and antibodies.
During Yaghmaee’s more than two decades in the field of food science, she also served as a Food Quality Control/Quality Assurance manager and a Thermal Process Specialist, with responsibilities that included performing process validation as well as determining pasteurization and sterilization processes for companies.
“The addition of Parastoo Yaghmaee to our team illustrates RF Biocidics’ commitment to providing our customers with a best-in-class solution for meeting food safety requirements,” said RF Biocidics Chief Executive Officer Craig Powell.
Yaghmaee is the third senior executive to join RF Biocidics this year. The company has been undergoing a rapid expansion under the leadership of CEO Powell, who joined the Vacaville, California-based company in March. Powell recently hired food industry veteran Charley Phillips as Vice President of Sales as the company bolsters its network in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
RF Biocidics offers an organic, chemical-free system for eliminating pathogens, pests and fungi from food and other commodities. Its unique disinfection and disinfestation system can be used in a broad range of applications, including food safety, agriculture, import/export compliance and wood and wastewater treatment.
The RF Biocidics system achieves reliable pathogen control, high throughput efficiency, and cost-effective performance. It surpasses well beyond the requirements for food safety in the United States, and does so with minimal to no degradation of the sensory and quality characteristics of the commodity, such as the flavor, color, texture or skin integrity. In addition, the system has been used to treat loose bulk, boxed, bagged and consumer-packaged commodities.
RF Biocidics is a subsidiary of Boston-based private investment company Allied Minds.
About RF Biocidics
RF Biocidics is a fast-growing company providing an environmentally friendly, chemical-free alternative for disinfection (pasteurization) and disinfestation of food and other commodities. This novel, organic treatment system has a broad range of applications, including food safety, agriculture, import/export compliance, and wood and wastewater treatment. Disinfecting more than 12 million pounds of tree nuts, seeds, spices, dried fruits and herbs, and animal feed and pet food from its California facilities, RF Biocidics designs, develops and operates treatment systems on behalf of its customers worldwide. RF Biocidics is an Allied Minds company headquartered in California. www.rfbiocidics.com
About Allied Minds
Allied Minds is a U.S. investment firm that deploys private equity to form, fund, manage and build start-ups based on early-stage technologies developed at renowned U.S. universities and federal research institutions. Allied Minds serves as a diversified holding company that supports its businesses with capital, management and shared services and is the premier investment firm to utilize this novel and fully integrated approach to technology commercialization. www.alliedminds.com