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Emad Jafa Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Product Development

Mr. Jafa has flourished in product design and innovation with several major manufacturers and distributors

    BREWSTER, NY, July 28, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Emad Jafa has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Jafa initially earned an electromechanical degree in engineering in Iraq in 1983. After immigrating to the United States, he obtained a Master of Science in engineering and industrial management from the J.B. School of Engineering, a part of the University of Louisville in Kentucky, in 2006. Mr. Jafa likewise garnered a Black Belt certification with Six Sigma, a quality control management benchmark.

Mr. Jafa gained exemplary experience as a project leader and design engineer at Carrier HVAC in 1997, a leading heating and air-conditioning systems producer. He further excelled as a program manager at Caterpillar, a prominent manufacturer of construction equipment, in Peoria, Illinois from 1997 to 1999. With GE Appliances, the home appliances manufacturer, Mr. Jafa found much success as a program manager at the aforementioned company's Louisville headquarters from 1999 to 2007.

Since 2007, Mr. Jafa has made an impact as the senior director and a senior fellow at PepsiCo Global Research and Development, a multinational food, snack and beverage corporation located in Valhalla, New York. In these positions, he is responsible for cooler vending innovation, leading sustainability strategy for all equipment, representing the company in outside events, building technology more around future innovations, mentoring and coaching. As Sr. Fellow, Mr. Jafa championed visionary research designed to benefit consumers and society, collaborated with the brightest minds outside the company and has been PepsiCo ambassador in his area of expertise. His areas of expertise likewise include equipment design, equipment sustainability and innovation. Mr. Jafa has demonstrated expertise in leading large programs with multi-million-dollar budgets from concept to commercialization utilizing a systematic stage-gate process, and he led innovation agendas where the technologies developed have reduced energy consumption by more than 60% - and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in 2020, compared to the 2015 baseline. Mr. Jafa has filed for over thirty patents in the areas of innovation and technology; thirteen of them were granted.

In a career filled with highlights, Mr. Jafa is incredibly proud of his product innovations, reducing energy usage and receiving an award from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University for his work at PepsiCo. In the coming years, he intends to pursue strategic planning and consulting. Mr. Jafa attributes his success to his hard work, determination and support from colleagues and family.

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