George Sansiveri

Plant and Process Engineering Specialist

George Sansiveri provides plant and process engineering expertise to clients of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center (FIC), and also can assist FIC graduate companies with site selection, design, engineering, equipment specification, and facility construction. George has extensive experience in plant engineering, processing and in new plant construction for USDA and FDA inspected facilities.  He brings his expertise to the Food Innovation Center and its clients in areas that range from concept to commercialization, and include:  plant, product and process design; equipment specifications and troubleshooting; packaging design and development; productivity improvements; systems for electrical, HVAC, pneumatic, steam, gas, refrigeration, and waste; programs for preventative maintenance; and equipment installation and employee training.  

George has managed the plant renovations or new construction of nearly fifty food facilities during his career, including cheese, egg and dairy processing operations; bakery plants, frozen dough, pizza, danish, pies, cakes, and quiches;  pasta processing plants with fresh, frozen, or shelf stable products; fish processing; meat processing plants (including ground beef, hamburgers, frankfurters, bologna, top rounds, pastrami, sausage, bacon, etc);  confectionery plants;  and ethnic food plants. 

During his career, he has served as Director of Operations at Freedom Industries, Plant Engineer at Asher Brothers (division of Beatrice Foods), and Plant Engineer at Howard Johnson’s Commissary. 

George received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.