Universal Pasteurization and Cold Storage Welcomes Mark Duffy as CEO

Universal Pasteurization and Universal Cold Storage is pleased to announce Mark Duffy as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 25, 2016.

Mark has over 30 years of experience in the food service and ingredient industries. He has held multiple executive leadership positions for organizations that are global leaders in product development, food safety and quality.

Mark brings to Universal a leadership style and track record of success founded on: commitment to customers’ success, passionate drive for results, strategic planning & execution and instilling a sense of purpose and performance in organizations.

Duffy said, “It is an honor to join the Universal family. I feel privileged to support the Universal team as we focus on serving our customers and ensuring their business success. We will be relentless in our commitment to food safety and quality, preserving our customers’ great tasting products, supporting the demand for cleaner labels, and providing our superior cold storage value-added services.”

Jeff Barnard, Universal’s President, said, “We are very excited to have Mark join the Universal team. He brings passion, focus, and great perspective to Universal.  Mark’s experience in food safety, technology, and product development will help Universal continue to deliver unparalleled service levels to our customers.”

Universal is the industry leader in outsourced High Pressure Processing (HPP) services which enable food manufacturing customers to ensure food safety, dramatically increase shelf life, and assist in producing clean label products. In addition to offering HPP, Universal Pasteurization and its affiliates offer a full set of value-added services such as cold storage, dry and wet tempering, kitting, blast freezing, ink jetting, and logistics. Universal is technology-savvy and customer driven. If it matters to you, it matters to us.