Unique Pizza hires dairy scientist to advise on product development
Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation today announced it has engaged Dr. M. (Mali) S. Reddy, a dairy industry scientist, to advise the company on global business development strategy and implementation.
Reddy is founder and president of Denver-based American Dairy and Food Consulting Laboratories and International Media and Cultures, which has 10 manufacturing plants around the world. According to a news release, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012, 2013 and 2014, holds more than 150 U.S. and international patents and has published more than 70 scientific articles on dairy starter cultures, probiotics, pharmaceuticals, and complementary alternative medicines pertaining to probiotics.
Reddy has served as a technical consultant to more than 70 national and international companies, including Domino's Pizza and Papa John’s Pizza. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in food technology, microbiology and (virology) with honors and distinctions from Iowa State University.
Effective today, Unique Pizza and Subs has engaged Reddy for 13 months, with renewal options, to advise the company on developing new products, new cheese blends, development and implementation of a frozen pizza-to-market strategy in Asia and U.S. to include supply chain, logistics, packaging, shipping, financing as well as taking part of the day to day operations, according to the release.
Unique Pizza and Subs is compensating Reddy with 7 million shares of the company restricted stock, which will make him a 10-percent shareholder in UPZS. Reddy has also acquired the rights to become the master franchise of India.
"Dr. Reddy is an extraordinary man whose expertise in cheese and food science is matched only by his immense success in the dairy industry as an accomplished entrepreneur, transnational business executive and philanthropist. We are pleased to begin working with him closely on our global frozen pizza marketing initiative, and confident that his contribution will help transform our company into the global industry leader we have always envisioned," CEO James Vowler said in the release.