Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award

We had a great time at the PPMA Show last night. David was very grateful to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the food processing industry over the past 45 years.

Here's what helped him achieve this accolade:

David’s unique passion for the industry and for quality manufacturing has taken his Company from humble beginnings to the global enterprise it is today.   He is continually striving to take the company to new levels and has an incredible gift for design and engineering.   Because of this drive the company has achieved many accolades and won numerous large contracts with leading food producers all around the world.   The company also recently opened a US office, DCN North America and now has agents in every corner of the globe.  DCN’s first overseas Product Development Kitchen was launched this year in South Africa, with many more planned for the near future. 

Another success story this year is David’s acquisition of historic manufacturing company – BCH Ltd.

David was keen to secure its future and didn’t want a company with such a long history and great reputation within the food industry to shut down.  He has since seen it flourish again, and this gives food manufacturers more choice of equipment and access to different technologies and knowledge.   He has also secured the jobs of many people who were looking at unemployment.

David is keen to give back to the industry, training food technology students at CPUT University in Cape Town on his cutting-edge Jet Cook Steam Infusion Technology and its unique effects on hydrocolloids, fats and salts.   

He has also been working with the Nagrecha Charitable Trust which funds development, social and medical projects in India, Uganda, Kenya and other African countries.  He has donated cooking equipment and utensils to help improve the cooking capabilities in these third world countries. "