Neff Russell

Vice President MEP/Process Engineering

Education
BS Mechanical Engineering
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California

 

Neff works with clients to plan the integration of equipment into manufacturing and processing plants, overseeing the installation of equipment in new or upgrades to existing facilities. His thirty-five plus years of experience implementing projects from design through startup of food processing facilities gives him a solid base for coordinating large multi-discipline projects.

Food Categories
Beverage: nutritional drinks, fruit smoothies, fruit juice, milk, etc.
Fruit: fruit prep, fruit puree, particulates, concentrate, fresh pack, drum dried flakes
Dairy: fluid milk, powdered milk, pudding, yogurt, cheese sauce, etc.
Vegetables: baby food blends, soups, potatoes, etc.
Fish: bulk frozen, surimi, etc.
Snacks/other: microwave popcorn, baked cookies, french fries, hops, etc.

Packaging Containers/Materials
Canning: Steel can (nutritional drinks, soups, cheese sauce, etc)
Plastic/Poly: Bottles, jars, jugs, Form-fill-seal cups, pails, tubs, etc
Laminates/Foils: Bag-in-box,Tetra Pak carton, gable top, FFS and pre-formed pouches
Industrial: tanker truck, bag-in-drum, bag-in-tote

Food Processing Methods
Aseptic (low acid, acidified, and high acid)
Pasteurized/Frozen
Extended shelf life/Refrigerated
Hot Fill/Shelf Stable
Fresh Pack

Project and Engineering Management
Manage the design, construction, equipment installation, and start-up of greenfield plants
Company acquisitions: provide due diligence through integration into manufacturing operations
Provide technical support for global manufacturing and contract packers
Manage capital plans, corporate engineering staff, and environmental department
Critical Path Scheduling

Process/Facility Design, Regulatory, Utilities
Facility Layout
Equipment general arrangements (GA) and documentation
Process Flow Diagrams (PFD)
Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
Clean design
Food regulatory compliance
Steam boilers, new and retrofit
Refrigeration systems, new and retrofit
Environmental
Waste water treatment
Land application