05 October 2012

Kalsec expands commercial sales team in Asia

Kalsec, a privately held producer and marketer of natural extracts for use in food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications, has named two new sales executives to its Asian Commercial team for the development of advanced hop products in the China and Asia Pacific region.

Anne Chen comes to Kalsec with more than 18 years of experience in the brewing industry, and as a leading expert specializing in hops and hop products. Harry Lin joins Kalsec as a past brewmaster with previous brewing supply chain experience. “Anne and Harry add significant knowledge and experience to our Asian Commercial team, enabling us to continue delivering the latest products and solutions to our customers in the brewing industry,” said Dr. Scott Nykaza, chief operating officer at Kalsec.

The addition of Chen and Lin furthers the advancement of the Kalsec expansion efforts in China, which includes the establishment of a sales office, new pilot brewery, food applications laboratory, and a state-of-the-art, multimillion- dollar advanced hop extract production facility announced in November, 2011.

Chen and Lin will be located in the Kalsec office in Shanghai, China and will be attending China Brew in Beijing from September 19 to 22 at Stand 2A002. Kalsec leads the brewing industry with a wide range of expertise, with special emphasis on advanced hop products for aroma, bittering addition, light stability, foam enhancement and improved economics.

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