How did these first few weeks treat you?
Everything was well prepared from the start, it really was. Not only was my equipment set up for me, my schedule came filled with meetings meant to meet my colleagues and learn the ins and outs of our entire range of products and food solutions. There’s still a lot left to learn and, luckily, I get the time to do so. As a product platform manager you’re centered at the core between R&D, regulatory services, sales and marketing. That makes it important to know all there is to know.
How would you describe Kemin in terms of philosophy? Can you describe the vibe?
Kemin is a family-owned business and it’s hard to escape that family feeling. It’s crazy when you think about it. Kemin is such a huge company, yet it feels warm and cozy like you’d expect from a small business. The inner structure reflects servant leadership as well. No top-down management, but people working together and sharing knowledge. It’s a rare combination, one I appreciate every day more and more.
Do you already have a favorite Kemin product?
To be honest, I’m still learning a lot so it might be a bit early to start declaring favourites. However, I’m captivated by the attention given by Kemin to rosemary’s potential in modern food technologies. It’s a wonderful key ingredient that I know pretty well in terms of health benefits, and I love to help bring about all its natural benefits as a Product Platform Manager. Natural ingredients can make all the difference in food, regardless of the scale.