Elea’s departments are growing – again! We would like to welcome Oleksii Parniakov to the R&D department and Peter Pepke to the engineering department.

We are pleased to welcome Oleksii Parniakov as our Principal Scientist in the R&D department at Elea. He completed his PhD in Food Process Engineering at the Sorbonne Universities, Technological University of Compiegne, France. His research has been focused mainly on non-conventional methods for the enhancement of different food related processes. He has worked mostly on pulsed electric field assisted extraction of bioactive compounds and in drying and freezing processes from solid food products. With this experience, he will help to expand our range of PEF applications. Presently he is mostly focused on the investigation of PEF on plant tissue and meat applications. Welcome Oleksii!

We are delighted to welcome Peter Pepke back to the Elea PEF family. Peter previously worked for our partner DIL and has a wealth of experience in developing, building and repairing Elea PEF systems. Peter has joined Elea, after a brief stint in the construction industry, as our in-house electrical technician and will be involved in all system and parts preparation, repair and customer service. His knowledge and experience will further enhance  our ability to meet and exceed the demands of our rapidly growing global customer base globally. Welcome back Peter!