Elkins joins Kemin as a sales manager responsible for livestock and poultry throughout the United States. He is responsible for growing KEM SAN® brand Liquid Antimicrobial sales through Kemin's distributors as well as current and new customers. Elkins graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in agricultural education. He then completed a Master of Arts in organizational leadership at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. Prior to joining Kemin, Elkins served in the animal products division at Neogen Corporation in Lexington, Kentucky for five years. While with Neogen, he held the following positions: territory sales manager, veterinary field sales manager and corporate sales trainer.
Dr. Wonderling will serve as the research and development director of Kemin's vet innovations division. As the director of research and development, Dr. Wonderling will lead a team of scientists responsible for research and product development for livestock, poultry, equine, and companion animal health products worldwide. Since joining Kemin in 2007, Dr. Wonderling has served as a principle scientist, directing the molecular biology team. Prior to joining Kemin, Dr. Wonderling worked for Syntiron, a start-up company developing animal and human vaccines in St. Paul, Minnesota. Additionally, Dr. Wonderling worked at the USDA Eastern Regional Research Center near Philadelphia where she conducted research on the stress responses of foodborne pathogens and the genomic sequencing of Listeria monocytogenes. Dr. Wonderling holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She completed her doctorate degree in microbiology, with an emphasis in molecular biology at the University of Iowa.
About Kemin - Inspired Molecular Solutions™
Founded in 1961, Kemin Industries (kemin.com) and its family of companies is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of providing "inspired molecular solutions" specifically developed to provide nutrition and health benefits for humans and animals. Kemin manufactures and distributes approximately 500 specialty ingredients worldwide to the feed and food industries as well as to the health, nutrition and beauty markets. Kemin ingredients positively impact more than 1.4 billion people a day.
A global, privately-held corporation headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa (USA), Kemin has experienced double-digit growth in the last several years. The company has more than 1,400 employees and operates in 60 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.