May 10, 2023

Food processing equipment company Nelson-Jameson creates new VP position

Food processing equipment and service company Nelson-Jameson Inc. has tapped a veteran industry leader to join its executive team in a newly created position.

Peter Kempe, whose three decades of experience include 28 years at food and beverage company DSM, is Nelson-Jameson’s new senior vice president, Strategy and Business Development – Ingredients.

Peter Kempe is Nelson-Jameson’s new senior vice president, Strategy and Business Development – Ingredients. Photo: Provided

The move is part of a firm-wide expansion for the 75-year-old family-owned company, according to a news release.

Kempe’s focus will be on building relationships with business partners and principals across the dairy industry and additional food industry segments. He will lead the development and execution of business growth strategies for the Ingredients division, including strategic sourcing, partnership management and go-to-market programming.

“Peter is a triple threat in our industry. He possesses the rare combination of deep expertise in the global food ingredient and flavor industry, scientific acumen and a track record of leading high-performance, multifunctional teams,” Mike Rindy, Nelson-Jameson president, said in the release. “It was clear right away that he embodies the Nelson-Jameson values of collaboration and integrity and fits perfectly into our company culture.”

Kempe has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and bio-process technology and post-graduate certifications in industrial marketing and supply chain management.

Nelson-Jameson is a fourth-generation distributor to the food and beverage processing industry offering a range of food processing equipment and services. Representing more than 850 vendors and distributing over 60,000 curated products, Nelson-Jameson provides everything from standard equipment to custom production solutions and equipment repair.

The company employs more than 260 people in five distribution centers across the U.S.

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