ITALY – Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer, has named Marsha Bro as the President of Kemin Food Technologies in Europe, Middle East and Africa regions (EMEA).
Bro takes over from Valter Dompè, who has shifted to serve as President of Kemin Textile Auxiliaries – Garmon Chemicals, located in San Marino, Italy.
She has held various executive positions within Kemin with the most recent being the General manager for Kemin Crop Technologies.
The Crop Technologies business unit is dedicated to bringing environmentally friendly pest control and plant health technologies to the agricultural industry to ensure that future generations have access to a healthy, sustainable food supply.
During that time, she successfully led the team and business from its initial concept stage into a fast-growing and sustainable business for the multinational ingredient company.
“The EMEA market represents one of the top business growth opportunities for Kemin, and we’re thrilled to have Marsha leading our Food Technologies – EMEA business unit. I’m confident that Marsha’s experience in business development, strategic marketing and general management will elevate our business and help grow our presence in the EMEA market,” said Giuseppe Abrate, Global Group President – Food.
Kemin Food Technologies was established nearly two decades ago with a focus on keeping products safe, maintaining high quality and appealing to consumers.
It offers Kemin customers a wide range of plant-based extracts, antioxidants, antimicrobials and functional proteins, and specializes in solutions that address shelf life, flavor, color, food safety and yield enhancement solutions.
“I am honored to be appointed to this leadership position within our food technologies business and look forward to working with the team as we advance our innovative technologies and grow into the next phase of our business,” said Bro.
She noted that the company is anticipated to grow in the current regions and expand to new ones driven by the increased consumer focus on the protein segment and needs within the bakery market.
“Kemin Food Technologies – EMEA doubled its market share over the last four years by providing label-friendly shelf-life and food safety solutions, making it an exciting time for the team to continue its success and growth strategy,” she said.
Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 3,300 global employees and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.