BluWrap Hires New Protein Science and Modified Atmosphere Expert
Company Prepares to Target New Proteins in New Markets
SAN FRANCISCO – August 3, 2015 – BluWrap, the technology company that naturally extends the shelf life of fresh proteins, announced today it has hired Dr. Alex Oliveira as Vice President of Scientific Affairs. Dr. Oliveira has over 20 years of experience in seafood processing, quality, and safety, is renowned for her expertise in seafood proteins and modified atmosphere packaging. She will be leading BluWrap’s protein science activities as the company extends its technology to non-seafood proteins, and expands into new markets.
“We are extremely excited to have hired Dr. Oliveira who is a globally recognized expert in seafood and modified atmosphere packaging,” said Mark Barnekow, Chief Executive Officer of BluWrap. “We expect Dr. Oliveira to make a major contribution to the industry as she works with seafood and other protein suppliers to share best practices and help them understand the importance of BluWrap’s revolutionary technology for facilitating protein logistics.”
Dr. Oliveira joins BluWrap from Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and was previously a tenured associate professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where she published over 50 peer-reviewed research articles in scientific journals, several book chapters and many other publications addressing diverse technical aspects of fish and shellfish products. Dr. Oliveira is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technology and the Alaska representative for the Pacific Fisheries Technologists Association. She is also an AFDO certified HACCP instructor and maintains Affiliate Faculty status at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Science.
Based in San Francisco, California with operations in Talcahuano, Chile, BluWrap provides naturally extended shelf-life technology that has revolutionized fresh protein supply chains worldwide. The company’s technology uses its patented oxygen management techniques to create and maintain an all-natural controlled atmosphere environment that extends the shelf life of perishable proteins. BluWrap’s breakthrough technology allows suppliers of fresh protein products to ship by ocean freight rather than more expensive airfreight, and still deliver a fresh, high quality product to customers. For more information, visit www.bluwrap.com.