AAPS Welcomes A New Faculty Member

AAPS is happy to announce the latest addition to our faculty, Mr. Dinesh Puravankara who will be teaching this term’s Food Quality Assurance and Quality Control program.

For over a decade, Dinesh has been working for Coca-Cola LTD, currently taking on the role of Regional Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager. His previous employment includes working as a Plant Supervisor for Lucerne Foods in Burnaby, British Columbia, a Manufacturing Chemist for Reena Enterprises in Toronto, Ontario and a Production Supervisor for Nada Dairy in Saudi Arabia. He is an active member of the Canadian Beverage Association as well as the American Society for Quality and has had previous involvement in the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) and the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Obtaining food safety training from an individual like Dinesh is beyond valuable. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a high level of passion and knowledge for food safety, production management and quality assurance making him an expert in Regulatory Affairs, Food Safety and Quality Management.  Students will be able to learn first hand what it takes to hold a long standing career in Food Quality Assurance and will gain a stronger understanding of the types of positions and career opportunities available in the field of Food Quality Control.

“I am very delighted to have Dinesh on board,” says Laleh Bighash, AAPS’ Dean of Scientific Affairs. “His years of experience in the food industry and depth of knowledge will tremendously benefit our students and add depth to the student learning experience.” For individuals interested in working in the food industry, his extensive work history comes as an asset. While a degree in a food-related discipline is required for a career in Food Quality Assurance, learning from someone’s professional experience in food production can be very helpful in securing employment.

With such outstanding professional experience, impressive academic accreditation and active involvement within the Food Safety, Technology and Quality industries, AAPS is thrilled to welcome Dinesh as an instructor.