Kalsec names Nykaza President, COO

July 30, 2013

Kalsec has promoted Scott Nykaza from COO to President and COO, effective August 1. Nykaza received his master’s degree in plant breeding from Kansas State University and his Ph.D. from Colorado State University. He has previously worked for the DeKalb Seed Co. and Monsanto. While at Monsanto, he earned his MBA from Michigan State University. In 1999, Nykaza joined Kalsec as Purchasing Director, and in 2004 he was promoted to Vice President of Procurement. He became Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2010, and Chief Operating Officer in 2011. Nykaza is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists.

“Scott Nykaza’s depth and breadth of experience in plant breeding and genetics, sourcing, sales and marketing, and operations management has been instrumental in positioning Kalsec as a vertically integrated provider of spice, herb, and hop extracts to the global food and beverage industries,” said George Todd, Chairman of the Board and CEO. “Under his leadership, Kalsec is sourcing raw materials in 38 countries and has sales in 70 countries through its direct sales force and network of channel partners.”

Press release (pdf)