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Diversey Welcomes New Retail Food Safety Lead

December 18, 2017


Diversey today announced that Dr. Clyde “Chip” Manuel has joined the company as the Retail Food Safety Lead for North America. In his new role, Chip will represent Diversey at industry conferences, serve as a technical expert to improve customer food safety practices and act as a thought leader and a liaison between the Diversey Business, R&D and its customers. 

“With years of food safety experience, Chip will be an incredible asset to Diversey’s retail customers,” said Paul Budsworth, President – North America, Diversey. “By assessing their current approach to food safety and identifying their pain points, he will be able to help these organizations build best-in-class programs that protect their customers, their brand and their bottom line. We’re thrilled to have Chip join our incredible team of experts.” 

Chip holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Science from Clemson University, a Master of Science in Animal Science from Colorado State University, and a PhD in Food Science from North Carolina State University. He joins Diversey’s team of food safety and microbiology experts, which includes Dr. Dale Grinstead, Dr. Ken Roach and Francie Buck.

His research, which has focused on important foodborne pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes and Norovirus, has been published in numerous peer-reviewed academic journals. Chip has also been honored with various awards for distinction by global organizations such as the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), the Institute for Food Technologists (IFT) and AOAC International. 

“I look forward to consulting with current customers and key prospects to create winning food safety programs and further position Diversey as a food safety leader,” said Chip.  

About Diversey

Diversey has been, and always will be, a pioneer and facilitator for life. We constantly deliver revolutionary cleaning and hygiene technologies that provide total confidence to our customers across all of our global sectors.  Led by Dr. Ilham Kadri, President & CEO, and headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Diversey employs approximately 9,000 people globally, generating net sales of approximately $2.6 billion in 2016.

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Catherine (Katy) Abernathy

Vice President, Corporate Communications