About CHRISTOS SEVASTOS

  • Ηλικία 48 - 52 Years
  • Φύλο Άνδρας
  • Προβλήθηκε 52

About me

An experienced Advisor with an Executive role within various Food Industries, having helped businesses to grow not only during the building construction but also during the daily operation with extremely innovative NPD products. In the last years major Projects have been completed such as:
• Eltahona for Food Industries, Libya
• Al Rowad Holding, Libya
• Tadco Agricultural Cooperation, Saudi Arabia
• EBRD projects (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) based in Turkmenistan, Croatia, Tunisia, Tajikistan and Albania,
• Implementation of new Cake products with long shelf life (up to six months) for a customer of ours in Malta
• Implementation of Low Cost Ice Creams developing the entire product portfolio for a customer of ours in Malta
• New Product Development of High Protein Pan Cakes,
• Engineering and Design of a Bakery Plant for frozen bakery products as well as a Line for Granola for the customer Teuta in Durres in Albania,
• Engineering, Design and Final Implementation of a Toast Bread Line, a Line for Buns and Rolls as well as a Cup Cake line for the customer Loafie in Doha in Qatar

DELIVERABLES:
Ø Investment Analysis –Feasibility Study –Risk Analysis
Ø A complete roadmap including the Project Task and Timeframes
Ø A Customized solution based on the building requirements
Ø An Implementation plan organizing the challenges of the production targets
Ø Execution plan provided in order to implement and support the Bakery Plant operation
Ø Troubleshooting analysis with detailed root caused analysis
Ø NPD management covering a huge variety of products
Ø Innovative new product development with a product portfolio including gluten free products
Ø Project completion with Instructive Manuals (given in order to smooth and overcome obstacles)

Εκπαίδευση

  • 1992 - 1997
    NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

    CHEMICAL ENGINEER

    DIPLOMA IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING IN FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • 2022 - Παρόν
    HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY

    MBA

    MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Επαγγελματική εμπειρία

  • 2022 - Παρόν
    JAMES CATERERS LTD

    NPD Director (On Site - Off Site)

    • Creation of an entire product portfolio of Cake products, with shelf life of at least six months, maintaining all the key attributes in terms of quality and consumers’ perception of freshness,
    • Production costs minimized to a level of high profitability with raw materials easily sourced in house at the targeted prices,
    • Enhanced product portfolio with several types of Ice Creams from Low Cost until Premium ones, fulfilling tight targeted production costs, ensuring high profits with unique quality aspects.

  • 2019 - 2022
    AL BAKER FOODS

    Senior Bakery and Food Consultant

    • Managed the Engineering and Design of a state of the art Bakery Plant consisting of three medium to high capacity bread lines as well as a line for Cup Cakes within an extremely limited space,
    • Coaching of a Project Team, creation of Organization Charts and Business Structure as well as design and implementation of KPIs,
    • Calculated from the scratch all the needed areas for storage, bringing in flexible solutions, with low cost without affecting the needed day to day operations,
    • Implemented final products in respect to fundamental quality properties, using traditional processing techniques, within a processing line with high capacity,
    • Bringing in wheat flour analysis from Qatar Flour Mills, analyzing the mix needed to be done in order to maintain constant and unaffected quality attributes,
    • Energy Management, Sustainable Energy sources, Waste Management, reduction of Environmental impact.

  • 2020 - 2022
    VALLIBEL ONE PLC

    Bakery Consultant

    • Engineering and Design of a State of the Art Plant for Biscuits, Wafers as well as In house production of Chocolate,
    • Management of a Project Team consisted of twenty people, all locals, among various sections from Project Management until Engineering and Design,
    • Managing an Overall Budget of one hundred million Dollars,
    • Defined properties needed to be fulfilled for each Processing Line, running Cost optimization and Assessment Analysis among several vendors with many different characteristics needed to be combined and analyzed,
    • Customized RFPs and RFQs for all the Processing Lines. Negotiated with all possible Vendors in terms of delivering key factors with the minimum cost.
    • Energy Management, Options for recycling of Energy Waste, Water Treatment and Waste Management with respect to Environmental International Regulations.

  • 2018 - Παρόν
    EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

    SENIOR INTERNATIONAL ADVISOR EBRD

    • Created from the scratch a modern Pilot Plant for Biscuits, Crackers, Sponge Cakes and Croissants as well as testing of various water based as well as fat based fillings, bringing into life a unique product testing center in the Eastern Asia countries,
    • Business restructuring and reorganization, broadening the level of command. Implementation of KPIs,
    • Having managed to outsource all possible functional ingredients needed in order to make in house pilot plant testing and final scaling up to the processing lines,
    • Liaising with vendors and designing of three Processing Lines for Sponge Cakes, Biscuits as well as Croissants,
    • Creation of a detailed and highly accurate Project Management plan assuring the on time delivery of the final processing lines On site,
    • Design of the whole plant in two levels in respect to the process flow, overcoming several severe obstacles in terms of space arrangement,
    • Investment Analysis identifying the targeted prices in respect to extremely limiting production costs.

  • 2016 - 2017
    TADCO AGRICULTURAL CORPORATION

    Project Manager Consultant

    • Consulting services upon Investment and feasibility analysis of Potato Processing Lines for Frozen French Fries,
    • Business Proforma Models, outline of Processing features, Organization Chart, Business Structuring analysis and Job Descriptions,
    • Logistics Planning, Mapping of Value Proposition upon new business, profitability analysis,
    • Energy Saving, Recycling of by products towards commercial products, Waste Management and Water Treatment & Recycling,
    • Running a Project for converting the biomass produced as a Fertilizer.

  • 2012 - 2015
    ELTAHONA FOR FOOD INDUSTRIES

    Project Manager – Plant Manager

    • Project Planning for the Implementation of a State of the Art Bakery Plant from the scratch, within an unstable territory,
    • Μanagement and Coaching of a Project Team of thirty people, all locals,
    • Process and Product Determination, defining Product Technical specifications for five Production Lines: a) Two Wafer Lines b) A fully automatic Toast Bread, Buns and Rolls line c) A Croissant line combined with a line for Cup Cakes, d) A Line for Swiss Rolls and Layer Cakes, e) A Potato Chips Line, accompanied by Potato Storage,
    • Options for Waste Energy Control, Water Treatment and Waste Management reducing the Environmental impact,
    • Processing Lines for fruits, dates, olives and tomato based products. (juice concentrates, jams, olives in brine and pommace oil)-EDRAN, Tunisia
    • Running a Project for converting Pommace Oil biomass to a bio diesel reducing the utmost total waste.

  • 2011 - 2012
    MERENTINO SA

    PRODUCTION MANAGER

    • Setting up in full operation a semi – automatic Croissant Line,
    • Management of a Production Team consisted of two hundred workers, with six direct reports,
    • Implementation of a line for Cup Cakes from the scratch, executing product development and shelf life extension, with limited resources,
    • Established in house production of water based fillings with various taste profiles, both bake stable and non bake stable ensuring the increased shelf life needed,
    • Created standard operational procedures for a Potato Chips line, handling the complicated procedures in terms of the challenging potato storage.

  • 2007 - 2011
    ELBISCO SA

    R&D MANAGER

    • Fulfillment of Marketing initiative plans ensuring the profitability needed upon all different kinds of products,
    • Management of an R&D Team in the sections of Bread, Wheat Flour & Biscuits,
    • Implementation and start up from the scratch of a line for Muffins, Cup Cakes and portion Cakes. Managed a shelf life extension with consumers’ friendly ingredients,
    • Fulfillment of a long lasting vision in terms of a processing line for traditional home made Greek products called Koulouri, the industrialization of which has been done without any compromise in terms of taste and texture,
    • Project completion of Cost reduction plans achieving an overall annual saving of 800,000 € without any compromise in taste and texture

  • 2006 - 2007
    PALIRRIA BULGARIA LTD

    BUSINESS CONSULTANT

    • Coaching of a Management team consisted of six department administration heads,
    • Reduction of labor costs by 10%, motivation of personnel, increase of productivity by 20 %,
    • Foundation of Quality Control department. HACCP – ISO certification,
    • Restructuring of Processing lines for the whole plant

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