Wray will be managing the company’s pilot malting and brewing unit at its Nutfield site in Surrey.
He will help clients with new product development (NPD), including the use of speciality malts, new variety trials, safety evaluations and process optimisation.
The pilot plants, together with Campden BRI’s analysis, sensory evaluation and packaging facilities and expertise, provides brewing industry clients with a comprehensive suite of services covering the entire NPD process.
Wray joins from Kent microbrewery the Old Dairy Brewery, where he had been head brewer since 2009. Before this he spent 14 years as head of microbiology at Greendale Laboratories.
Gordon Jackson, head of brewing at Campden BRI, said Wray’s knowledge and practical industrial expertise will both be invaluable to the company.
“In particular, Ed will take the lead in helping clients with new product and process development projects that require pilot scale malting and brewing, drawing on the many other technical functions that Campden BRI has to offer,” he added.