ITALY – Global ingredient manufacturer Kemin Industries has promoted Masha Bro to President of Kemin Food Technologies, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). 

Bro succeeds alter Dompè who was appointed President of Kemin Textile Auxiliaries – Garmon Chemicals, located in San Marino, Italy. 

She brings to her new role a wealth of experience and knowledge having held various executive positions within Kemin including her most recent as General Manager for Kemin Crop Technologies.  

Bro has been credited for successfully leading the Crop Technologies team and business from its initial concept stage into a fast-growing and sustainable business for the multinational ingredient company. 

“The EMEA market represents one of the top business growth opportunities for Kemin, and we’re thrilled to have Marsha leading our Food Technologies – EMEA business unit,” said Giuseppe Abrate, Global Group President – Food.  

“I’m confident that Marsha’s experience in business development, strategic marketing and general management will elevate our business and help grow our presence in the EMEA market.” 

Established nearly two decades ago, Kemin’s food technologies business focuses on keeping products safe, maintaining high quality and appealing to consumers.  

It offers Kemin customers a wide range of plant-based extracts, antioxidants, antimicrobials and functional proteins, and specializes in solutions that address shelf life, flavor, color, food safety and yield enhancement solutions. 

The company most recently commemorated 61 years since its founding in 1961 with a global “61 Since ’61” themed anniversary celebration. 

“For six decades, Kemin has continued to grow our global footprint with the foundational philosophy of serving others—from our customers to our communities—to improve the quality of life,” said Dr. Chris Nelson, President and CEO of Kemin Industries. 

“In 2022, with a deeper recognition and appreciation of all we’ve accomplished together, we’re commemorating 61 years of innovation and celebrating our history.” 

Art Posch to lead bakery business

Earlier, Kemin Industry hired food business development executive Art Posch to lead sales efforts at its bakery division as the company continues to expand its portfolio of clean-label ingredients. 

“We are thrilled to have Art Posch join and lead our bakery team,” said Travis Krause, sales director, Kemin Food Technologies – North America.  

“He brings the perfect mix of ingredient sales, account management and technical knowledge to direct efforts as we grow and cultivate partnerships with our bakery customers.”

As platform development manager, Posch will also oversee the Kemin Bakery Innovation Center, which invites bakers to virtually experience the latest technologies and capabilities of Kemin Food Technologies from the convenience of their desks. 

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