Membrane Technology Forum

Membrane Technology Forum Speaker

Dave Gebhart
Senior Technical & Business Support Manager, DeLaval

Prior to being a National Account Manager with DeLaval Cleaning Solutions Dave Graduated from The University of Wisconsin with B.A. including a Marketing / Management double major. Dave has worked in Chicago. IL. Northwest Indiana for seven years and western Wisconsin for twenty-plus years as a manager with a specialty sanitation company. For four years, Dave was part owner of a small mid-western specialty-sanitation company serving the food processing, agricultural and commodity markets. Dave developed the first commercially used foot-foamers in dairy plants and most recently implemented a successful hoof-foaming program in the Agricultural-market. Dave’s expertise has been in developing successful cleaning applications in dairy manufacturing, meat and food processing. Working with customers Dave has been able to develop customized sanitation solutions to meet today’s changing requirements along with the training programs needed to support them. For the past fourteen years, Dave has coordinated the sanitation program for DeLaval’s largest dairy customer. Most recently, Dave is coordinating the support of DeLaval Cleaning Solutions products into Tetra Pak total service support program.


Membrane Cleaning Common Mistakes

Completing effective separation and cleaning on a routine basis is the primary goal of all manufacturers. With the advent of FSMA the vigilance to perform successfully daily is heightened. In this day of automation, it is critical to verify each wash after the original validation. We will explore and share common reoccurring issues from all types of programs. Attendees should be able to leave the session with a number of “hands-on” ideas to help monitor their successful sanitation program. Key takeaways will be operation points to observe involving automation and people. Special review of exciting new Enzymes and the success shown in managing troubled or chronic systems.