National Hog Farmer

Dynamite, Parent Company of PharmTech, Names Novak as CEO, Zamzow as COO

DES MOINES — Callie Novak has been named chief executive officer and Jos Zamzow, chief operating officer of Dynamite Specialty Products, which owns PharmTech International, custom packaging company for cattle feed, poultry feed and other livestock feeds.

PharmTech also is know for its OCM Global animal feed supplement, a non-medicated proprietary blend of minerals that has been credited with digestive support in dairy cattle, poultry and swine for many years. OCM Global works by supporting nutrient digestibility and maximizing livestock feed intake, resulting in uninterrupted performance and growth.

Dynamite Marketing has been producing animal feed and nutritional supplements for virtually every member of the animal kingdom for four generations.

Both Novak and Zamzow previously were vice presidents of the company, an outgrowth of the feed mill founded by their great-grandparents in 1933. Jim Zamzow, previously CEO and chairman of the board, continues to serve as chairman of the board.

Novak joined Dynamite in 2002 after working as a veterinary technician and stockbroker. She is a graduate of Boise State University.

Jos Zamzow is a master gardener and teacher in the University of Idaho’s “Living on the Land” program in Ada and Canyon counties. He joined Dynamite in 1999 after working at Zamzows nurseries. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona.

Dynamite has more than 4,000 distributors across the United States and Canada. Its manufacturing facilities are in Meridian and Nampa, Idaho, and Des Moines and Westside, Iowa.

Additional information about PharmTech International is available on the Internet at or by calling (515) 254-1290. PharmTech has manufacturing facilities here and in Westside.

Additional information about Dynamite is available at or by calling 1-800-697-7434. The privately held company is based in Meridian, Idaho.