November 6/Des Moines, Iowa/Press Release -- Kemin welcomes Fabio de Jesus Rodrigues, John Robitaille and Travis Krause to the commercial sales team for the food technologies division. They will focus on growing the company’s market share and new business development within the food and beverage industries of North and South America.
“We are extremely proud to welcome Fabio, John and Travis to the team,” said Melanie Galloway, president of the food technologies division of Kemin. “I am confident that their combined 50-plus years of experience in the food industry will align with our goals of keeping food safe and fresh worldwide.”
Rodrigues will work as a technical sales manager, serving the Brazilian market in South America. Prior to joining Kemin, Rodrigues worked at J. Rettenmaier where he was a business manager responsible for developing and selling fiber and cellulose derivative applications. He has a degree in food engineering from the University of Sao Paulo and specialized in industrial engineering and processes at Maua Institute of Technology and is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration from Getulio Vargas Foundation - FGV Management.
Robitaille joins Kemin with more than 30 years of sales experience in the food and beverage industry. As a technical sales manager at Kemin, Robitaille will be responsible for growing and developing business in the western region of the United States. Prior to Kemin, Robitaille worked at Foran Spice Company Inc. where he spent 20 years as a territory manager for business development and sales maintenance for the entire West Coast. He has a Bachelor of Science in food science and agricultural business management from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Krause joins Kemin with 10 years of experience in the food industry, specifically in the meat and poultry sector. He will work as a technical sales manager responsible for growing and developing business in the north central region of the United States. Prior to joining Kemin, Krause worked as a key account manager with Trilogy Essential Ingredients where he was responsible for enhancing customer relationships and executing strategic growth plans. He has a Master of Science in meat science with a focus on food science from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.