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Filta Group signs FOG expert to expand North American grease management business

Filta Group Cyclone

Grease management equipment supplier Filta Group has appointed Dennis Doherty as technical director of its North American business.

The Filta Group launched in the US nearly 20 years ago and has developed a substantial network in the US and Canada – with over 400 vehicles on the road providing its cooking oil filtration services to restaurants, stadiums and other foodservice establishments.

Filta said that it believes the opportunities for grease management in the US are significant and has hired Doherty to develop the business further.

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Born in New York City and now located in Southern California, Doherty started serving municipal water and wastewater agencies as an instrument manufacturer’s representative in 2006.

In 2010, he joined the FOG management industry as a technical sales specialist working across Southern California.

In the same year, he became a member of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) and went on to serve as a director.

Edward Palin, commercial director for Filta Group, said: “Expanding Filta’s grease management business into the US market is a logical step and builds upon our success in Europe.

“We are really excited to have Dennis on board and are looking forward to working with him as we develop the US and Canadian markets.”

Doherty, who will be based in Los Angeles, said he is committed to educating stakeholders regarding the issue of FOG and the environmental and cost benefits of effective grease management.

“FOG management is a major issue in the US and I’ve been at the forefront of it throughout my career. My mantra will continue to be: properly specified, properly installed and properly maintained is the best way to manage FOGS.”

Filta produces the Cyclone GRU, which recovers grease and oil from sink wastewater allowing it to be re-used for applications such as biodiesel.

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