KALAMAZOO, MI—Scott Nykaza, Ph.D., of Kalamazoo, MI, has been named as the new executive vice president of sales and marketing, for Kalsec®, Inc. Nykaza replaces Gary Hainrihar, who has been appointed executive vice president, business development for Kalsec. In this newly developed role, Hainrihar will oversee the Hops Products business unit, development of the nutritional products, and market development in Latin American and Asia. Nykaza is charged with developing and leading strategy and execution for sales and marketing at Kalsec.
Kalsec’s entry into nutritional products was marked by the launch of ZeaGoldTM, Natural Zeaxanthin early last year. Kalsec has been a leader in the specialty hop extract business for more than 20 years and is the holder of numerous patents related to hops processing and the application of hop extract to brewing processes.
Nykaza brings with him an extensive portfolio of management experience in both sales and marketing and procurement. Most recently Nykaza was vice president of procurement for Kalsec.
“I am very pleased to announce Scott Nykaza’s promotion to executive vice president, sales and marketing. Scott’s background in procurement and in previous sales and marketing experience at Monsanto Corporation makes him an ideal candidate to move Kalsec forward in our sales and marketing efforts,” says George Todd, president, Kalsec.
“I look forward to the opportunity to build on the strong foundation that Gary has created in the sales and marketing departments,” says Scott. “Gary’s 20 years of service at Kalsec have provided the base for us to continue to move forward in our efforts to provide value-added ingredient solutions for our customers.”
About Kalsec, Inc.
Kalsec® Inc., is a privately held producer and marketer of natural extracts for use in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications. Selling and marketing in more than 70 countries worldwide, Kalsec is dedicated to delivering the best products on time, and backed with unparalleled technical expertise. Founded in 1958, the company is headquartered in Kalamazoo, MI, with facilities in Kalamazoo, MI, Denver City, TX and Mildenhall, England.