BIO-CAT is pleased to announce the hiring of Stephen Schuler as its newest member to the sales team. Stephen worked over a four-year period in various departments at BIO-CAT including Production, Quality Control, R&D, and Sales. He graduated from Towson University in 2014 with dual bachelors of health science degrees and a psychology minor. After graduating from Towson, Stephen worked in the financial services industry for several years in Colorado. He has since returned to Virginia and transitioned seamlessly into the Sales Department as a Technical Sales Representative.

BIO-CAT hires regulatory associate

BIO-CAT is pleased to announce the hiring of Debbie Jackson as Regulatory Affairs Associate.  Debbie comes to BIO-CAT after working in the regulatory department for over six years at Perrigo and PBM, Inc.  Debbie studied Business Management at the University of Maryland. Debbie’s role will support the ongoing and ever expanding regulatory needs for BIO-CAT’s customers in strategic markets of dietary supplements, food ingredients, feed, and agriculture. Debbie will help develop BIO-CAT’s support of those customers and business efforts by providing information and support as it pertains to BIO-CAT’s line of enzymes and probiotics.

BIO-CAT executive assumes role of industry committee

At the recent Institute of Food Technologist (IFT) annual meeting in Las Vegas, Christopher Penet, vice president of BIO-CAT, assumed the role of Committee Chair for the IFT Biotechnology Division. Chris spent the previous year as Chair-Elect. His new position as committee chair is to develop and implement activities in support of the IFT overall mission and to engage members by providing education on the impact that biotechnology can have on the various roles within the food industry. “Biotechnology is a far-reaching topic, our primary goal for this year is to work with members to identify critical issues and develop ways to educate and update the food industry on what biotechnology means,” says Mr. Penet. "Secondly," he adds, "is developing creative ways to engage students entering the food industry as to what the tools of biotechnology are capable of across the whole food system, from farm to fork. Chris' term as Chairman will run through next year’s annual meeting."