Kemin Health L.C. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Ceddia, Ph.D., to vice president of research and development, based in Des Moines, Iowa.
In this role, Dr. Ceddia is responsible for the Kemin Health innovation process as well as serving as a member of the executive team.
“Michael is an excellent edition to the Kemin Health leadership team,” says Jeff Flora, president of Kemin Health. “His experience in the industry is invaluable, and I am confident his expertise will elevate Kemin Health’s innovation process to the next level.”
Dr. Ceddia comes to Kemin from Mead Johnson Nutrition, where he served in multiple positions including: associate director of the analytical and sterilization technology division, principal scientist of global discovery, and most recently as the regional director of Latin America research and development in Mexico City.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA and a Master of Arts in biomechanics from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO. He received a Doctorate in physiology and immunology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Kemin – Inspired Molecular Solutions™
Founded in 1961, the Kemin group of companies (www.kemin.com) provide health and nutritional solutions to the agrifood, food ingredient, pet food, human health and pharmaceutical industries. Kemin operates in more than 60 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and the United States.
Kemin Health develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients with healthful benefits for the dietary supplement and functional food and beverage markets. Specific to the nutraceutical industry, Kemin Health is credited with successfully commercializing lutein and significantly developing the eye supplement category under the FloraGLO® Lutein brand (www.floraglolutein.com), the leading and most researched lutein ingredient brand sold worldwide. Kemin Health also manufactures Slendesta®, a safe, natural ingredient for healthy weight management, and Cr-Pro™, a new source of dietary chromium for dietary supplement products.