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Fripura appoints beer expert as director of sales

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Kitchen oil filter manufacturer FriPura has appointed brewing and bottling industry expert John Lunn, as director of sales.

FriPura’s filter makes fried food healthier and extends the life of oil – generating significant savings on the consumption of oil, as well as cutting the volume and environmental impact of oil sent for waste.

John is responsible for selling the filter to target markets which include major UK pub and restaurant chains.

He has 30 years’ experience in the brewing and bottling sector. In 1980 recognising that many brewing companies were importing parts for their lines from the US and Germany, John set up a company to manufacture and sell parts directly to the major breweries including Bass, Guinness and Whitbread. McLennons began life as a £3,000 start-up company and grew to employ some 150 staff.

John later went on to invent three types of widget between 1988 and 1995. The widget is a device placed in a container of beer to manage the characteristics of the beer’s head.

He has worked across the world for major brands such as Heineken, Coors and Stella Artois – the widget is now used universally including by both Guinness and Whitbread.

Sam Wilbraham, executive chef and marketing director at FriPura, said: “We are delighted to have John as a part of the FriPura team. John has an impressive background within the brewing industry, not only inventing the widget but also running a successful engineering company.

“His experience is a welcome addition to the organisation as we continue to build awareness of our new kitchen filter.”

The filter is a small ceramic block suitable for use by pubs, restaurants and other commercial kitchens using large quantities of cooking oil in deep fat fryers.

The filter simply sits in the bottom of fryers and doubles the life of the oil by slowing the deterioration that naturally occurs during the frying process.

John Lunn director of sales
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