Among Tesinsky’s primary day-to-day responsibilities is ensuring the ingredients are made to customer standards during the complex freeze-drying process. Freeze-drying an ingredient requires multiple steps, temperatures and times, all of which vary from product to product.
Additionally, she will help customers to devise new product formulations, conduct trials and partner with university research teams as needed for additional testing and validation studies.
“Petsource customers can rely on Amy for nutritional knowledge, product development and innovation expertise,” said Petsource Director of Operations Jon Heussner. “I’m excited she is joining our team committed to producing high-quality ingredients for our pets.”
Tesinsky will work out of a $50 million manufacturing plant under construction in Seward, Nebraska. The facility is slated to open in fall 2020.
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The innovation scientist is key to Petsource’s capability to bring together under one roof all of the steps for pet food manufacturers seeking high-protein, freeze-dried products. Petsource not only will develop the necessary formulations but also procure, freeze-dry and package the ingredients.
Tesinsky grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska, and graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. She earned a master’s of science in nutrition in 2009 from Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences. She previously was employed as an associate scientist for Kemin and product development and nutrition specialist for Oxbow Animal Health.
Founded in the heartland of the United States, Scoular has facilities worldwide and more than $4 billion
in sales. The company provides global and diverse supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of
grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients. For more information, visit scoular.com.
Pet owners want a lot from their pet food brands. They want primary proteins that suit what they believe is best for their animal. They want grains or they don't. They want something customized, but it has to be easy to understand.
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