VACAVILLE, Calif.--()--RF Biocidics, a leading food safety company providing an environmentally friendly and chemical-free alternative for disinfection and disinfestation, announced today that Craig Powell has joined as Chief Executive Officer.
“We are thrilled to have Craig leading the next stage of RF Biocidics’ growth”
Powell joins RF Biocidics from Superior Farms, where he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He brings more than 20 years of successful management and operations experience in the food industry, having also served as General Manager for Pacific Coast Producers, Director of Operations for The Produce Exchange, and Director of Operations for Musco Olive Products. Powell started his career in the food industry at Nestle and ConAgra Foods. He earned his BS in Food Science & Engineering from the University of California-Davis and an MBA in Finance & Accounting from the Graduate School of Management, University of California-Davis.
“We are thrilled to have Craig leading the next stage of RF Biocidics’ growth,” said Chris Silva, CEO of private investment company Allied Minds. “His impressive background in marketing and business operations, combined with his deep knowledge of various food products, makes him an exceptional addition to the company.”
RF Biocidics manufactures chemical-free treatment equipment and systems designed to eliminate food-related pathogens, pests and fungi. Treatment is quick and convenient. The RF Biocidics system achieves reliable pathogen control, high throughput efficiency, and cost-effective performance with no change to nutritional 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 product integrity. In addition, the system has been used to treat loose bulk, boxed, bagged and consumer-packaged commodities.
“Given the enormous potential for growth, I am very excited to join RF Biocidics,” said Craig Powell. “The company’s technology is unlike anything that currently exists in the food industry, and the opportunity to lead RF Biocidics as its CEO is a tremendous honor.”
Based in Vacaville, California, RF Biocidics is a subsidiary of 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