Release date: 2010-09-03

Kemin Announces New Employees for Pet Food Division

(PRZOOM - Press & Newswire) —  Des Moines, IA, United States, 2010-09-03 - Kemin Industries announces the addition of two employees to Kemin Nutrisurance, the company’s pet food division


Mitch Poss, Ph.D., has joined as director of research and development and Radek Nigrin has joined as senior commercial manager.

Poss will initiate and oversee the innovation of new products, an integral part of Kemin´s vision and strategy. He has over 18 years of experience in managing research teams and developing new products.

Prior to joining Kemin, Poss was the director of chemistry for Nanosphere, Inc., a nanotechnology-based, in-vitro diagnostics company. He has also held various positions at Baxter Healthcare, including global research and development director and research scientist.

Nigrin will be responsible for managing the sales team and commercial business in Europe. He most recently worked as the senior marketing manager for Kemin AgriFoods Europe. Prior to that, he was the area manager in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Baltic States.

“Mitch was the clear choice for our new R&D director because of his extensive experience and knowledge in the field,” said Giuseppe Abrate, president of Kemin Nutrisurance. “Under his guidance, we expect that our R&D team will continue in its growth and commitment to innovation. We are also excited to welcome Radek to Kemin Nutrisurance. His previous sales and marketing experience within Kemin will help ensure success for the pet food division’s marketing and commercial efforts.”

Poss received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Fort Lewis College in Colorado.

Nigrin received a Master of Science in animal nutrition from the University of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic.

Kemin® – Inspired Molecular Solutions™
Founded in 1961, the Kemin group of companies ( provides health and nutritional solutions to the agrifood, food ingredient, pet food, human health and pharmaceutical industries. Kemin operates in more than 60 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and the United States.

Kemin Nutrisurance is exclusively focused on providing innovative solutions to the global pet food and pet supplement industry. A trusted supplier of superior palatant and antioxidant products, Kemin understands how a product works at the molecular level and uses superior chemistry to uncover the best ways to deliver nutritional solutions to pets with maximum efficacy.


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