HENDERSON, Colo. – Birko, a leading provider of antimicrobial process aids and sanitation chemistry to the protein industry, today announced that Philip Snellen, Birko’s vice president of sales, has been elected to the board of directors of the Canadian Meat Council.
Based in Ottawa, Ontario, the Canadian Meat Council is Canada’s national trade association for federally inspected meat packers and processors. It has been representing Canada’s federally inspected meat processing industry since 1919.
Snellen is one of the associate member representatives and will serve on the board of directors for 2013-2014.
At Birko, Snellen works closely with the firm’s U.S. and Canadian technical representatives in the protein industries. He joined Birko from Zep, Inc., where he held senior positions in both sales and marketing. Snellen’s background also includes a variety of executive positions with Diversey, Inc., and with Australia-based Gibson Chemical Industries where he became division manager for their U.S. subsidiary, Puritan/Churchill. Snellen received degrees in both chemistry and economics from LaTrobe University in Melbourne, Australia.
Birko is a leading provider of food safety solutions to the meat, produce and beverage industries. Birko manufactures concentrated chemical formulations used in plant cleaning and sanitation, as well as antimicrobial interventions used to reduce pathogens from the manufacturing process of food. Birko’s equipment division, Chad Equipment, LLC, designs and manufactures chemical dispensing systems and state-of-the-art washing systems as well as equipment used for food safety protection in meat processing. Founded in 1953, Birko is a WBENC Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and was awarded Supplier of the Century by the National Meat Association. birkocorp.com