KEMIN Biofuels hires new Senior Field Technical Sales Manager

Kemin Biofuels hires Chemical Engineer Jim Kacmar Ph.D. as a Senior Field Technical Sales Manager as a part of its commercial team.  Jim will focus on the company’s growing portfolio of enzymes and fermentation aids with emphasis on cellulosic ethanol production. “We are very excited to announce that Jim has joined our team. His broad industry experience coupled with rigorous technical knowledge and personal integrity, will allow us to further the interests of all our customers,” says Kemin Biofuels leader John Phillips. “Kemin Biofuels is a young but fast-growing entity in the ethanol and broader biofuels industry.  We believe in the principles of Servant Leadership and use them to guide our interactions with team members and our customers. We are part of the much larger Des Moines, IA based Kemin Industries and enjoy strong, financial and innovative scientific support from our parent organization”.

Kacmar comes from Edeniq Inc. where he was Director of Engineering and Operations and responsible for pilot scale testing of new technologies, ensured EPA and CARB compliant trial performances, oversaw engineering and field service teams, and successfully registered multiple EPA and CARB approved cellulosic ethanol pathways. He is an industry recognized expert in cellulosic ethanol production and a sought-after presenter at industry events.

“It is with tremendous enthusiasm that I accepted the position at Kemin,” Kacmar said. “The company has the right attitude towards both team members and customers and as a family-owned US company that has been in business for 58 years, it has the principled approach to conducting business that I was seeking. That attitude, along with its technological resources, has positioned us to meet the needs of customers now and in the future.”