Kalsec® is pleased to announce the appointment of James Smith as the new Managing Director for its European Operations; Smith began September 1st. Smith has most previously worked for EDME Food Ingredients as sales director. An Imperial College London graduate, Smith is the president of the Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers (ABIM), chairman of the European Malt Products Manufacturers Association, and a member of both the London and South East Millers Association and the British Society of Baking. “James is going to be a great asset to Kalsec®,” said Dr. Scott Nykaza, Kalsec® president and chief operating officer. “His experiences in the food and food ingredient markets of Europe, Middle East and elsewhere are ideal for this expanding operation.”
Smith replaces Kalsec® executive vice president Paul Filby, who started the European Division for Kalsec® in 1995. Filby will be leaving Kalsec® after more than twenty years with the company. “We thank Paul for his many years of dedicated service and recognize the significant impact he has made on expanding the company’s global presence” said Nykaza.
Kalsec® is the leading global producer of natural spice and herb flavor extracts, natural colors, natural antioxidants, and advanced hop products for the food and beverage industry. For more than 50 years, Kalsec® has consistently delivered high-quality, innovative ingredient solutions that make products look better, taste better and last longer. Kalsec® is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia.