Crompion International Hires Sugar Industry Stalwart, Rising Star

Published: 05/15/2014, 11:46:04 AM

Crompion International Hires Sugar Industry Stalwart, Rising Star
Sugar Solutions Company Continues to Attract Global Talent

BATON ROUGE, LA - May 12, 2014 - Louisiana-based sugar solutions provider Crompion International, LLC announced it has hired two international sugarcane technology engineers. The Louisiana-based company announced that a widespread search has led to the hiring of Maria del Carmen Pérez, as Senior Sugar Engineer and Santiago Grimaldo as Sugar Engineer. The moves come as part of the company's focus on creating sugar solutions by expanding its team of experts to service specific customer needs.
With three decades of experience overseeing sugar technology projects in the areas of purification and clarification, Pérez will oversee Crompion International's sugar clarification program. She most recently spent seven years as Chief Specialist at the Cuban Sugar Research Institute's Technology Department in Santa Clara, Cuba, where she led the research and development of clarifier technology, which currently operates in over 100 sugarcane mills.

Pérez also holds patents of two independent models of a novel Rapid Clarifier and has received various awards including the World Organization of Industrial Property Award (Geneva, Switzerland) and the Special Award of National forum of Science and Technology (Havana, Cuba). She has also lectured at the University of Santa Clara, Cuba.

Santiago Grimaldo joins Crompion International after previously collaborating on the rollout of the industry-changing Crompion LLT Clarifier as a Research Assistant at Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter's Audubon Sugar Institute. Grimaldo is the co-inventor of a patent-pending device for degassing and clarifying liquids. He also holds a Master's Degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from LSU and previously served as a Process Engineer at the Colombian Sugarcane Research Center.

"The addition of Maria and Santiago to the Crompion International team is great not only for our company, but also for our customers. Maria is known throughout the sugar industry for her technical expertise and thought leadership. Santiago is a product of the LSU AgCenter's Audubon Sugar Institute, where he helped to strengthen design of the Crompion LLT Clarifier, the global sugar industry's game-changing clarification tool," said Crompion International President George Schaffer. "The contributions both have made to sugar engineering thus far are impressive, and I am confident we now have one of the strongest sugar technology departments in the world. We look forward to utilizing their expertise in our ongoing sugar solutions portfolio," Schaffer added.

About Crompion International:

As the world's leading producer and distributor of Cromgard high-performance stainless steels, Crompion International prides itself on not only selling specialty products, but also leveraging its understanding of the markets in which its customers operate. The company expanded its presence in the international marketplace and reinforced its focus on creating customer solutions, by offering new grades of Cromgard, services and innovations such as the Crompion LLT Clarifier.