Delta Technology & Software Adds Nestle Veteran to Industry Advisory Board

alert(R) Gains Food Industry Expertise from Former Nestle CIO

Mar 15, 2011, 08:30 ET from Delta Technology & Software

MORRISVILLE, N.C., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Technology & Software today announced the addition of Bruce Erickson, former chief information officer of Nestle HealthCare Nutrition U.S., to its Industry Advisory Board (IAB). Delta is the provider of alert, an on-demand management solution that automates and enforces food safety compliance. alert gives food companies the power to ship safe products faster and consistently prevent unsafe foods from reaching the marketplace.

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The Delta Technology IAB brings together 15 C-level food industry leaders whose front line experience fuels the software company's innovative approach to protecting consumers and brands. The board meets regularly to provide guidance on product development and act as an informed sounding board on food safety and market issues.

"Our IAB members truly represent the current voice-of-the-market – they keep us constantly plugged in to the priorities and needs of the food producers, food retailers and food services companies we serve," says Bill Pappas, chief executive officer for Delta Technology & Software. "Bruce Erickson is a valuable addition to the team not only because of his experience as a food producer, but also because of his unique perspective and intellect."

Erickson is a veteran food manufacturing industry information technology executive. Prior to his role as CIO at Nestle HealthCare Nutrition U.S., which is the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company, Erickson spent 20+ years at Gerber Products Company (bought by Novartis in 1994) where he held various senior IT positions. Recognized for his business achievements and acumen as a leading technologist for global brands, Erickson will enrich Delta Technology & Software with his insight and perspective on market conditions and trends, and assist with program development, marketing support and product strategy.

"There's no room for compromise when it comes to food safety. Delivering safe products to consumers is our number one concern," says Erickson. "alert is an innovative solution that is poised to help the industry make a major breakthrough in how food safety is managed. It's great to be in a position to help usher in a new breed of technology that enables businesses to stop recalls before they happen – long before products reach the store shelves or the homes of consumers. I believe alert will deliver newfound safety control, enforcement and confidence to food companies at every level."

About alert(R)

alert, created by Delta Technology & Software LLC, is a configurable, scalable, multi-tenant, hosted software as a service (SaaS) solution. The alert Safety Hub provides food suppliers and their customers with actionable shipment-level safety data. It delivers immediate mobile device safety messages and uses a web service interface to integrate with supplier, internal, lab and customer systems world-wide (ERP, PLM, WMS, LIMS). For more information, please visit, our LinkedIn company page or follow us on Twitter @alertfoodsafety.

About Delta Technology & Software, LLC

Delta Technology & Software provides on-demand management solutions that bring automation, cost control and enforcement to food safety compliance. Headquartered in the U.S. in North Carolina, with offices in the United Kingdom, Delta Technology & Software is dedicated to helping provide a safe and healthy food supply at home and around the world. For more information, please visit

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