Dvijal Patel has joined Bühler Aeroglide, Cary, NC, as a food technologist, specializing in food science microbiology. He will strengthen the company’s thermal processing capability, bringing a valuable food science perspective to food manufacturing.

Patel will work with customers to develop new food products, design the most efficient thermal processes and maximize existing thermal processes through system evaluations and staff training courses. He comes to Bühler Aeroglide from a U.S.-based cereal manufacturer with experience in quality assurance and training.

“Customers have asked for processing support that addresses specific food manufacturing needs, from the cleaning of machinery to the drying, roasting and toasting effects on nutritional profiles,” says Tom Barber, vice president of process engineering. “Dvijal’s experience within the food industry will help Bühler work more closely with food companies to support these needs, while promoting best food safety and sanitation practices.”

“I’m looking forward to working with a global team of engineers and scientists to enhance food operations for customers,” says Patel. “Bühler can now help food manufacturers with more than thermal processing equipment. We can provide food science specific processing expertise, and this will be a tremendous value to all food applications.”