RF Biocidics, which is backed by Allied Minds, said Tuesday that Charley Phillips has joined as Vice President of Sales. Phillips joins RF Biocidics from Atlas World Food and Agriculture, where he served as chief marketing officer and VP, Sales for four years. 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 Charley Phillips has joined as Vice President of Sales.
“This is a game-changing technology because it literally removes the potential hazards from products such as nuts and grains without using any chemicals”
Phillips joins RF Biocidics from Atlas World Food and Agriculture, where he served as chief marketing officer and VP, Sales for four years. While at Atlas, Phillips helped the company expand global sales — experience that will be beneficial to RF Biocidics, whose sales network extends to Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Phillips also previously worked at Sysco Food Service of California, where he successfully developed winning sales strategies for a variety of markets, oversaw national accounts and multi-unit contracts, and executed on marketing programs.
Phillips’ appointment comes two months after RF Biocidics hired new Chief Executive Officer Craig Powell, who has embarked on an aggressive expansion strategy for the Vacaville, California-based business. 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.
“This is a game-changing technology because it literally removes the potential hazards from products such as nuts and grains without using any chemicals,” said Phillips. “Any manufacturer that uses this product can protect themselves and not worry about a recall or contagion hitting the market. The system’s potential for the food and agriculture industry is very powerful.”
The RF Biocidics system achieves reliable pathogen control, high throughput efficiency, and cost-effective performance with no change to sensory, nutritional or functional values. 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.
“Phillips brings more than a decade of experience in the food and agriculture industry, and fully understands the needs and requirements of its members – from the manufacturers and processors to the restaurants and consumers. His expertise will be invaluable as RF Biocidics embarks on a plan to accelerate growth and share the benefits of this novel technology,” Powell said.
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