Operations & Logistics

Clarkson Grain partners with K&R on President & COO search
Nov 15, 2023

Clarkson Grain Company recently welcomed Kevin Pray as the organization’s new President & Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the growing team at Clarkson Grain, Pray served as the President and General Manager for SEMO Milling. His robust career in the industry includes several different functional roles ranging from merchandising…

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Operations leader for Malteurop placed by K&R
May 24, 2023

Malteurop North America (Malteurop) recently welcomed Joel Grosser to their organization as the Senior Director of Operations. A subsidiary of Malteurop Groupe, the company operates four malthouses across North America along with additional distribution locations. The Milwaukee-based company supplies high-quality malt products to brewing, distilling and food producing partners. Grosser…

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K&R places VP of Operations with plant-based pharmaceutical company
Apr 18, 2023

Biopharmaceutical Research Company (BRC) welcomed Lucas Zumstein as the organization’s new Vice President of Operations this week. Bringing over a decade of operations experience with him, Zumstein has spent the majority of his operations career in active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) development and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Previously he held roles with organizations…

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EarthOptics operations head placed by K&R
Feb 10, 2023

This month, ag-tech company EarthOptics welcomed Ryan Arends as the organization’s new Senior Vice President of Operations. In his new role, Arends will be responsible for leading the successful expansion of the company as it scales for growth. He is tasked with building and managing the field operations team in…

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K&R places VP Process Engineering
Nov 29, 2022

New Jersey based baking company Damascus Bakeries welcomed Vince Pietrantonio to the organization earlier this month as its new Vice President of Process Engineering. A skilled operations leader, Pietrantonio brings more than two decades of experience in food processing and packaging. His previous roles have included plant management and project…

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