Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80% of the world with its products and services, recently named Marguerite Gerritsen the global key account associate director for the company’s human nutrition and health business. 

In her new role with the global business unit, Gerritsen will work directly with regional sales leaders and the marketing team to reinforce Kemin Human Nutrition and Health’s solid relationships with key global accounts.

Gerritsen will be responsible for facilitating communication with major global accounts; exploring opportunities for increasing Kemin Human Nutrition and Health’s market share; and supporting the business unit globally in business development. As the nutraceutical market forces the consolidation of global accounts and increases the complexity of managing multiple contracts across regions, Gerritsen’s role is vital to helping Kemin Human Nutrition and Health better serve customers and improve communication around the world.

Prior to joining Kemin, Gerritsen worked at Pharmactive Biotech Products, SL, serving as Managing Director and leading international expansion and business growth initiatives in the nutraceutical and ingredients industry. She also held various roles at ITW, starting as Global Marketing Manager, then moving on to Director of Strategic Marketing and Innovation before becoming Business Unit Manager of Institutional & Direct Sales in the hygiene and maintenance industry. 

Gerritsen holds a Master of Science and Technology Studies in Social and Economic Analyses of Innovation and Strategic Decision Making and Management and a Master of Business Administration in International Marketing, Branding, Organizational Behavior and Innovation, both from Maastricht University.