PMI Nutritional Additives announces new hires

September 7, 2017

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PMI Nutritional Additives announces new hires

PMI Nutritional Additives today announced the hiring of five experts to support its growth strategy as it expands its line of livestock feed additive products.

“We are excited to continue building our team with top talent,” says Adam DeRosier, general manager of PMI Nutritional Additives. “Each will bring their unique experience and perspective to strengthen our team for continued growth.”

A key component to PMI’s success has been the practical insights and expertise in how to use products in U.S.-based formulations as well as a deep understanding of the health, management and nutrition dynamic within each specie group. With additional talent, extensive research capabilities and strong partnerships with industry-leading companies across the world, PMI Nutritional Additives continues to deliver advanced feed additive competency.


PMI Nutritional Additives has hired five to help expand its line of livestock feed additive products. Left to right: Benjamin E. Bass, Marcia Itle-O’Connor, Brynn Kepler, Katrine Parmley-Gates and Brad Peissig.


Benjamin E. Bass, Ph.D., joins the company as a swine research and technical support manager. His prior experience includes working for Diamond V and conducting research for USDA. His Ph.D. is from the University of Arkansas, and he has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, scientific abstracts and technical publications.

Marcia Itle-O’Connor joins the team as technical sales specialist for the Northeast region. Her passion for the dairy industry developed on her family’s fourth-generation dairy farm and creamery. She brings with her 10 years of sales experience in the industry working with companies such as Alltech and Feed Components. She holds a degree from Penn State in Animal Science.

Brynn Kepler joins the team as technical sales specialist for the Upper Midwest (South Dakota, western Minnesota, northwest Iowa and northeast Nebraska). She brings deep industry knowledge from varied roles in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, American Association of Meat Processors and most recently at Hubbard Feeds as an account manager. She holds an MBA in Food and Agribusiness from Delaware Valley College.

Katrine Parmley-Gates has assumed the role of formulation specialist. She brings more than 20 years of experience in feed formulation, quality control and forage analyses. She has a master’s in Animal Science from Washington State University and is a former member and past chairperson of the Feed, Grain and Alliance Industries executive committee of PennAg Industries Association.

Brad Peissig has assumed the role of technical sales specialist supporting producers in Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. Prior to joining the team, he spent 21 years as a livestock production specialist, most recently as sales supervisor at Land O’Lakes. He received his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business at the University of Wisconsin.

PMI Nutritional Additives, a Land O’Lakes Inc. business, delivers animal feed components that optimize performance in poultry, swine, dairy and beef cattle by supporting nutrient utilization and gut health and integrity. Working with feed nutritionists, manufacturers, veterinarians and producers, PMI Nutritional Additives’ products provide value, efficacy and strong results. These additives are backed by sound research plus expertise on how to use them in U.S.-based diets and within the nutrition, management and health dynamic of each specie. Distribution capabilities reach across the United States, and solid partnerships with industry-leading companies across the world ensure access to advanced and innovative feed components. To learn more about PMI Nutritional Additives and its products, visit

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