MARSHFIELD, WIS. – Food processing industry distributor Nelson-Jameson, Inc., introduced Peter Kempe as its new senior vice president, strategy and business development, ingredients.

The company said Kempe will build relationships for the company with business partners and principals throughout the dairy industry and other food segments. In leading Nelson-Jameson’s ingredients division, the company noted, Kempe will oversee the development and execution of business growth strategies in such areas as sourcing, partnership management and go-to-market programming.

Nelson-Jameson also said Kempe will work with other teams within the company on strategic sourcing to “ensure supplier integrity, maintain the highest standards of ingredient access and quality, and streamline supply/demand/delivery operations.”

Kempe’s deep industry background includes 28 years at DSM, where he took on senior positions, including his most recent role as vice president, food and beverage, North America.

“Peter is a ‘triple threat’ in our industry,” said Mike Rindy, president at Nelson-Jameson. “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. It was clear right away that he embodies the Nelson-Jameson values of collaboration and integrity and fits perfectly into our company culture.”

The company described hiring Kempe as part of its strategic expansion, as Nelson-Jameson’s decision-makers wanted a new executive to handle business development design and optimize go-to-market strategies based on an understanding of the technological aspects of the company’s customers.

An active member of the Institute of Food Technologists and the International Dairy Foods Association, Kempe holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry and bio-process technology, as well as postgraduate certifications in industrial marketing and supply chain management.