About Ziel

Ziel has put together a unique team of microbiologists, engineers, food scientists, and experienced food safety professionals that provide custom solutions for our customers.

We are not just an equipment company –
we are a food safety solutions company.

We assess microbiological requirements, and design and build custom process systems.

The APEX and SENTINEL product lines focus on achieving consistent reliable pathogen control, high throughout efficiency, and cost effective performance without the use of chemicals or the limitations of external steam treatment or conductive heating. These machines (depending on the commodity) may also be used for drying and/or other applications. Our solutions are energy and space efficient alternatives to traditional technologies.

The world is changing, and we understand that our customers require seamless, integrated, and reliable solutions.

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Advantages of Ziel's System

  • Chemical-free, non-polluting
  • Process commodities in select consumer packaging avoiding recontamination
  • Continuous flow, fully automated operation
  • Effective, user friendly, safe operation

Ziel's Products are Designed with the Customer in Mind

  • Minimal flavor or sensory impact
  • Minimal or no effect on nutritional value
  • Adjustable configuration capable of running a wide range of commodities
  • Low cost of ownership, high power efficiency and continuous power monitoring
  • Free from the negatives of steam and dry heat
  • Effective deactivation of human pathogens
  • Enhanced safety using state of the art sensors and interlocks
  • FCC compliant
  • In service today treating tree nuts, edible seeds, spices, and dried fruit

 


Executive Team

Zakiul Kabir

Managing Director

Zakiul (Zaki) Kabir is responsible for all operational activities at Ziel, bringing extensive experience in the areas of disruptive technology development, business development, and commercialization.
Zaki was COO of RF Biocidics, prior to the management buyout by Ziel. Previously he was CTO at SiEnergy Systems, a fuel cell company based on technology invented at Harvard University. Prior to SiEnergy he held executive level positions at two other technology start-ups in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zaki’s experience includes 13 years at United Technologies, where he joined as a young engineer in the early 90’s and rose through the ranks to become head of Systems Engineering for the integration of fuel cells in electric vehicles. At Ziel Process Solutions, Zaki is responsible for all customer focused activities including product development, sourcing, commissioning, after sales support and R&D. Zaki is also responsible for implementing Engineering best practices, lean operations, 5S and currently putting in place other management tools to prepare the company for the next wave of growth.

Zaki has been awarded ten patents. He graduated from the City University of New York and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology with graduate and undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering. He also completed the SDM Graduate Certificate Program in Systems Engineering at MIT.

Arthur de Cordova

Managing Director

Arthur is responsible for all Sales, Marketing, and Business Development, as well as Finance, at Ziel.

Previously, Arthur was SVP of Business Development at RF Biocidics, prior to the management buyout of Ziel.

Arthur has built multi-million dollar sales of technology products in the clean energy space, providing innovative technological and financial solutions for Fortune 500 companies. He has led the strategic account initiatives at SunPower and Solyndra, and the fuel cell company ClearEdge Power, where he was VP Global Sales. Prior to his 10-year career in energy, Arthur was Country Manager of the Life Sciences company AstraZeneca, where he initiated and built their presence in Russia.

Arthur graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in finance and business administration, and studied at the Netherlands School of Business, Stichting Nijenrode, and the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Dr. Parastoo Yaghmaee

Vice President

Parastoo leads Ziel’s Process Solutions & Validations business segment, working with customers in the food industry to meet their safety and regulatory requirements.

Dr. Yaghmaee oversees the development and assessment of radio frequency disinfection and disinfestation processes. Parastoo previously served in the same capacity at RF Biocidics, and prior as a senior scientist at EnWave Corp., where she collaborated with engineers on the design of new equipment in industrial process development. She also oversaw research at EnWave that included analyzing the effect of the company’s radiant energy vacuum dehydration technology on probiotics and food culture, as well as its impact on enzymes and antibodies. During Parastoo’s more than two decades in the field of food science, she also served as a food quality control/quality assurance manager and a thermal process specialist, with responsibilities that included performing process validation as well as determining pasteurization and sterilization processes for various companies. Parastoo manages a team of process engineers, food scientists, microbiologists, and technicians.

Parastoo has a Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of British Columbia and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Simon Fraser University. Parastoo is a Process Authority with the Almond Board of California.

 

Who is Ziel

Ziel was formed as the consequence of a management buyout of the assets of RF Biocidics in July 2017. Originally formed as RF Biocidics in 2008, the company licensed technology from UC Davis, harnessing radio frequency to provide an environmentally friendly, chemical-free alternative for disinfection, disinfestation, and drying of food, and now cannabis and hemp.

Ziel develops and operates disinfection and disinfestation systems for a worldwide clientele to create the next generation of food safety solutions.

We are motivated and energized by finding solutions and adapting to the needs of those we serve. We seek to change the way the industry looks at food safety and the natural environment, and to revolutionize the way people think about the food that they eat.

Ziel is headquartered in Sacramento, CA, and registered in Delaware. Systems have been installed in the United States, Mexico, South America, Australia and the Middle East.