MEET THE TEAM
Dr. Gaurav Tewari, 'Doc' - President & CEO
Doc is a Food Process Chemical Engineer, with 25+ years of Global Food Industry experience. He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering from GB Pant University [India] and MS and PhD in Food Process Chemical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada. Doc, an extra-brilliant HONOR ROLL student throughout his academics, was in All INDIA MERIT LIST OF CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION/CBSE Board MERIT LIST during his high school years, as well as received Vice-Chancellor’s Gold Medal for obtaining the highest GPA in the BTech Program with the GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar [India] and received President’s Grant and Scholarships for his graduate studies with the University of Manitoba, CANADA and several other US universities. Doc’s name has been written in Honor Boards in his high school and his alma mater: GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar [INDIA}. A key accomplishment in his career is his invention of the patented “ZERO-OXTech®” processing System (12+ US and International Patents Pending), which is being commercialized for $ 80 billion GLOBAL MEAT & POULTRY for extending shelf-life of case-ready meats and poultry, thereby streamlining the meat distribution system from conventional to a centralized operation through his multi-million dollar global company [2020 financial evaluation: $20M]: Tewari De-Ox Systems, Inc [www.tewarisystemsglobal.com].
Doc has led several multi-million dollars, ranging from $1M to $50+M turn-key food-manufacturing plant projects/operations in USA/CANADA/Middle East. Doc’s Indian subsidiary-Tewari Systems was selected as Program Management Agency [PMA] with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, and modernized the Indian Meat Industry by leading the national projects, worth $ 100M.
Doc also worked as VP-Operations, Director-Plant Operations, Director-Quality; Director-Operations; Research Engineer; Senior Research Scientist; Adjunct Professor of Engineering; Vice-President & President of (Global Operations) with different institutions and companies, such as MQED [Co-manufacturer of major Pickle Brands for Unilever [Europe], Mount Olive, Vlasic, Pinnacle Foods, Bubbies, Metro, Loblaws], SAADEDDIN GROUP [SAUDI ARABIA], Sargent Farms, Silani Sweet Cheese Ltd., University Of Manitoba, Lacombe Meat Research Centre, University Of Illinois Urbana- Champaign, United States Food & Drug Administration’s The National Centre for Food Safety and Technology [Chicago, IL], University of Guelph, Guelph Food Technology Centre, and ESL Global [Texas, USA].
Doc has over 30 publications (refereed and non-refereed), 12+ patents, and over 100 presentations in national and international conferences. He also wrote a book, titled “Advances in Thermal and Non-Thermal Food Preservation” (Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Iowa, USA), which is being used as a reference in several R&D institutions in different parts of the world. Doc sits on CPEPC's Poultry Operations Technical Committee and Canadian Meat Council, which are Canada's apex meat and poultry organizations, providing a national platform for Canada's meat and poultry industry interactions with CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY [CFIA].
Doc is an extra-brilliant individual with an IQ of 180. He is a compassionate human being, working towards building an orphanage for ostracized needy girls, support education to needy promising students, to construct shelters for astray cows and dogs in North India, and fighting against ELEPHANT-CRUELTY in the State of Kerala, INDIA, in memory of his mother-Late Mrs. Mithilesh Tewari. Doc filed petition against Union of India, Kerala [India] Government, and other wildlife national and state-level organizations with Kerala [INDIA] High Court against elephant cruelty to change the legislature advocating elephant and wildlife welfare. His efforts against Elephant Cruelty are being heavily publicized with news media, such as, PUNJAB KESARI NEWSCHANNEL [INDIA], News24ONLINE, UP NATIONAL NEWS, INDIA TV, Hindi News24, THE HINDU, THE INDIAN EXPRESS, and many more. Verdict by two-Judge panel at Kerala (India) high court has been rendered for Dr. Tewari litigation against Union of India and other wildlife government bodies regarding elephant cruelty. As per the verdict, Government of India has assured expedited elephant conservation efforts in the amount of $100M+ within next five years and have expedited construction of several check-dams to assure food and water to elephant within the forest to avoid human-elephant conflict. Several news channels, online social media and newspaper have highlighted such verdict in India. This is a landmark decision against elephant-cruelty which was fought by Dr. TEWARI, selflessly against elephant cruelty [https://www.verdictum.in/court-updates/high-courts/kerala-hc-state-expedite-steps-human-wildlife-conflict-1434080].
Recently, Doc’s alma mater: College of Technology, GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, INDIA has commenced GOLD, SILVER, and BRONZE MEDALS along with cash award of Rs One hundred thousand in memory of Doc’s beloved mummy: Mrs. Mithilesh Tewari Memorial Award, sponsored by Dr. Tewari. In addition, a memorial award in the name of Mrs. Mithilesh Tewari has also been commenced with the CONESTOGA COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, ON, CANADA, and other prestigious Canadian educational institutions. Doc is nominated for Ontario [CANADA] food professional of the year  award and also, as Outstanding Distinguished Alumni with his Alma mater [GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, INDIA].
Mr. Robert Serapiglia - Director of Business Development & Product Innovation
A results-oriented and solutions-driven business development professional with a proven ability to provide quality leadership. Adept at establishing systems that streamline processes and optimize operations. Talent for delivering projects on time and within budget. Known for integrity, versatility, inter-relationship skills, entrepreneurship, and ability to work with a multidimensional team. Over the course of Robert's career, he has launched over 260 value-added products and was the past President of the Ontario Food Protection Association. His experience as a multidisciplinary leader will continue to make this team a hallmark for innovative thinking and execution.
Peter Miller - Senior Advisor Projects and Engineering
Peter Miller has served clients as a Project Manager and consultant since 2006. With more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution, facility start-ups, and reorganizations, Peter brings a wealth of experience to his clients, both in Canada and abroad. His project accomplishments include:
Green Field facility start-ups, Industrial Expansions, Manufacturing Facility Relocation, Distribution and warehousing facility relocation, Manufacturing modernization, and Low/No capital facility reorganization.
Prior to working in project management, Peter held the position of Vice President, Operations for a Québec based automotive parts manufacturer, with responsibilities for plants in both Ontario and Québec. This followed a two-year posting in England, where he was placed as the Managing Director to reorganize a Canadian owned aluminum foundry. Studying Manufacturing Technology at college in Hamilton and later at McMaster University, he began his career as an Equipment Designer, advancing through the company to become Vice President of Operations, before being appointed to his post in England. Whether it’s a small manufacturer looking at a zero-capital reorganization, or a multimillion-dollar project, Peter’s pragmatic approach and style for team building, has a proven track record. Peter is responsible for commissioning production lines utilizing “Zero-Oxtech” process.
Mark Hawkins - Director of Sales & Marketing [USA]
Mark Hawkins, Director-Sales & Marketing [USA]: Mark has 35 years of experience with the United States Protein Industry in selling, installing, and training further processing equipment as well as supplies for multiple manufacturers from all steps along the way from processing (cutting, slicing, grinding) to next step value-adding (mixing, stuffing, cooking) including spices and ingredients.
Mark's background, more specifically, is in packaging equipment for food manufacturing. As a result, Mark has a strong track record in developing marketing & consulting solutions for shelf-life preservation. It's no surprise that Mark found this team's technology groundbreaking, and he is now responsible for sales and marketing in the USA.
Dr. Vijay Juneja - Chief Global Technical Advisor
Dr. Vijay Juneja is a Lead Scientist (Microbiologist, GS-15) of a research project on Predictive Microbiology at the Eastern Regional Research Center, ARS, USDA, Wyndmoor, PA, USA. He received his Ph. D. in Food Technology and Science, from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Juneja is among the world’s leading authorities in food safety research and holds numerous awards under his name due to his innovative thinking and incredible passion for food safety.
He has developed a nationally and internationally recognized research program on food-borne pathogens, with emphasis on the microbiological safety of minimally processed foods and predictive microbiology. Currently, he serves as an Editor of ‘LWT-Food Science and Technology’ and is a member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of Food Protection, Foodborne Pathogens Disease, International Journal of Food Microbiology, and Frontiers in Microbiology.
Mr. James Parry - Senior Marketing & Sales Manager
James Parry joined Tewari De-Ox Systems in 2019 as a Marketing Advisor. An established public sector leader with experience in project and event management and marketing, James led the planning and marketing of the International Association of Forensic Sciences Conference in Toronto that brought together over 2000 forensic professionals and doctors from over 80 countries.
At Tewari, James is responsible for relationship building and evaluating growth opportunities in the Canadian and global meat services markets. He is passionate about delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to his clients that bring increased value to producers and consumers alike.
James holds a B.A. in History from the University of Western Ontario and is currently completing a Business Management Certificate from the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.
Mr. Mike Parry - Senior Business Advisor
Mike Parry joined Tewari De-Ox Systems as a Senior Advisor in 2019, where he provides key strategic growth and stakeholder advisory support to the organization. Mike is an accomplished C-suite leader with four decades of experience in the meat processing and packaging, flavoring, and spice industry. Mike has held progressively senior roles at leading organizations including Rector Foods (Kerry Group) and Winpak Ltd.
Mike is an active member of The Canadian Meat Council and previously sat on the Board. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Government from the University of Toronto.