U.S – Revol Greens, the largest lettuce greenhouse grower in North America, has brought on board a new Vice President of Food Safety to navigate distribution, at a time when retailers’ call for a safer and more consistent source of leafy greens.
Dinesh Babu brings a Ph.D. in Food Safety and more than 15 years in food science and food safety experience.
He earned his PhD in Food Science-Food Microbiology and his M.S. in Plant Science-Soil Microbiology from Oklahoma State University and has authored several industry publications on foodborne pathogen prevention, detection and control.
“Food safety has always been and continues to be paramount to what we do. We are fortunate to add such an accomplished expert to our team. Food safety is ever-changing and it’s important that we continue to invest in that side of our business. With deep roots in the produce industry and in academia with his Ph.D., we are thrilled he is coming on board,” said Michael Wainscott, Revol Greens CEO.
In his new role, Dinesh will lead, direct and guide the organic, food safety, and sanitation programs, ensuring compliance with all relevant operational, audit, and certification requirements.
Prior to joining Revol Greens, Dinesh worked at Grimmway Farms where he served as the Vice President of Food Safety, developing and directing teams to ensure quality assurance, sanitation, regulatory readiness and customer audits.
He was also an executive at Del Monte Fresh Produce, overseeing a large team across six facilities, focused on training, audits and university research. Ocean Spray, Mann Packing and Earthbound Farms round out his long list of expertise in the industry.
“I welcome the opportunity to make an impact with Revol Greens and look forward to contribute in continuing to provide superior sustainable leafy greens to consumers nationwide. It’s an exciting time in the fresh produce industry and for the advancements in ag tech with the controlled environment agriculture space.
“Revol Greens embodies what I care about most – embracing where the industry is headed, becoming an early adopter, and understanding how we can pave the path for others to follow,” said Dinesh.
Grown Clean and Green in an animal and pest-free environment, Revol Greens doesn’t use any pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals in the process – growing more than 13 million pounds of non-GMO lettuces annually.
It harvests and delivers its packaged lettuce products within one day, resulting in the freshest taste and peak nutrition with a shelf life four to six days longer than out-of-state greens.