Kemin Industries is pleased to announce the addition of Stacey Noe, Dr. Michelle Wieghart and Jeremy Shields to the company’s animal nutrition and health division in North America.

Stacey Noe will serve as a project manager for the company’s product development process. Noe brings considerable experience as a strategic marketer with a strong business background to Kemin, including more than 10 years in marketing, sales, and project management from her tenure at the Iowa State University-Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, Iowa State Dairy Association and Monsanto. Noe has a Bachelor of Science in agronomy and a Master’s Degree in agricultural education marketing and communication from Iowa State University.


Dr. Michelle Wieghart will serve as dairy technical service manager with a focus on nutrient utilization and management. With more than 30 years of dairy nutrition and management experience, Dr. Wieghart will support the areas of nutrient utilization and metabolism with KemTRACE® Chromium, encapsulated amino acids, and forage products. Before joining Kemin, Dr. Wieghart was a consultant at Standard Nutrition Group and associate professor of dairy production and animal science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Dr. Wieghart received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in dairy science from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in animal nutrition from Cornell University. Her Ph.D. work included nutrient absorption and hepatic metabolism with a focus on gluconeogenesis in early lactation dairy cattle.

Jeremy Shields will serve as associate key account manager. With a diverse background in sales, lab analysis, and teaching, Shields will play an integral role in building customer relations and increasing product and corporate awareness in the Texas/Oklahoma panhandle, Colorado, and New Mexico. His focus areas include KemTRACE®Chromium, encapsulated amino acids, and forage products. Before joining Kemin, Shields held positions with Horizon Mud Company and Halliburton, as well as teaching for five years. Shields earned his Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary education from Texas Tech University.