Keith Brill has joined American Pasteurization Company (APC) as Chief Financial Officer. Brill, a Certified Public Accountant, has deep experience working with multi-national companies in external audit and corporate finance. Most recently, he was controller at A.L. Schutzman Company, a food production company based in Milwaukee. Prior to that, he was a senior analyst with Rexnord Corporation.

“As APC continues its growth trajectory, I’m excited to be part of the executive team that’s charting its future,” says Brill. “I look forward to applying my knowledge and prior experiences to help APC achieve continued growth and reach its strategic goals.”

Brill is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee and holds a Master of Science and Management degree from the university’s Lubar School of Business.

Since its founding in 2004, APC has been applying high pressure processing (HPP) to an increasing variety of food products, such as cooked and raw meats, cold-pressed juice, cold-brewed coffee and other premium beverages, salsas, hummus, guacamole, dips, soups, dressings, sauces, cheese, seafood, egg and dairy products, as well as baby food and children’s foods.

HPP is a cold pasteurization technique where products that are already sealed in their final package are pasteurized by applying extreme hydrostatic pressure. HPP kills bacteria that can cause spoilage and food-borne illness and greatly extends a product’s shelf life. Applying HPP to foods and beverages – rather than heat pasteurization or synthetic preservatives – results in products that have a fresher taste and better appearance, texture and nutritional composition.