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Founder of Flo-Dry to retire

At the end of January 2014, Tissa Fernando will end his long career with Flo-Dry and Haarslev Industries. Prompting a series of changes within the company.

Fernando started his career at the New Zealand Meat Research Institute "MIRINZ", where he was responsible for leading major projects in the rendering area. This led to the invention of the Low Temperature Rendering Process (MLTR) and the development of the process within the processing industry.

In 1983, he founded Flo-Dry, where he developed the Flo-Dry Rotary Dryer, which also led the development of Flo-Dry's involvement into the sludge drying area being involved in the process design and trial work. He formed a number of alliances throughout the world to promote the company's entry into the worldwide sludge drying market before merging the company into Haarslev Industries in 2011.


Fernando will be succeeded as the General Manager for Haarsley Industries, New Zealand by Henning Haugaard, who is relocating to New Zealand.

Haugaard graduated as Mechanical Engineer and started his career in Haarslev in 1988. He has worked in the rendering industry throughout his entire career including a period with the Danish rendering company Daka before he returned to Haarslev Industries in 2000, first as Sales Manager and from 2006 as Sales Director.

New sales manager for Denmark

In December, Tony Johnson will join the Haarslev Industries sales and management team, as Sales Director in Denmark succeeding Henning Haugaard.

Johnson previous position was General Manager Business Development & Marketing with Milmeq in Brisbane, Australia. Before joining Milmeq in 2002, he spent 16 years with different companies in the food and protein industry in New Zealand, Australia and China.

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