Wixon: Derek Christiansen joins Wixon as protein technical account manager
Contact: Mark McLaughlin
Ron Sonntag Public Relations
Phone: (414) 354-0200 x106
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. – Derek Christiansen has been named Protein Technical Account Manager for Wixon, a manufacturer of seasonings, flavors, and technologies for the food, beverage, and meat industries.
In this position, Christiansen will work closely on specific accounts in The Wixon Protein Group division, overseeing sales and marketing functions, purchasing, and product development. He will assist with the development and implementation of the division’s strategic plan and be responsible for expanding and maintaining relationships with personnel and customers. Christiansen will report to Ron Ratz, Director of Protein Development at Wixon’s Innovation Center for Culinary and Meat Processing.
“The Wixon Protein Group is experiencing significant growth and has added this position to support our customer base,” says Peter Gottsacker, Wixon President. “Derek brings a variety of skills that we expect to translate into offering customers even more in the way of science, service, and solutions.”
Christiansen has 10 years of experience in the meat and food ingredients industry. Prior to joining Wixon, his background included serving as regional sales manager for a food ingredient distributor, as well as technical sales manager for an ingredient producer. Christiansen began his career in research and development, creating value-added products with a national processor for the meat industry.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Meat and Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists.
Christiansen currently resides in Madison with his wife, Rachael. He enjoys outdoor activities, including camping, hunting, and fishing.
Founded in 1907, Wixon is a fully integrated food and beverage ingredient leader providing flavor technologies, custom-ground spices, blended seasonings, protein expertise, foodservice and menu solutions, and consumer products and packaging. Wixon’s brand promise of Service Driven Culinary Science gives customers the added benefit of food technology enhanced by the creativity of culinary arts. With its advanced scientific and culinary capabilities combined with a passion for service, Wixon drives innovation and provides solutions for its customers. Besides custom flavor formulations, Wixon offers R&D, product development, packaging options, inventory management, and just-in-time delivery. Located in St. Francis, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee, Wixon is FSSC 22000 Certified and QAI Organic Certified. More information on Wixon or any of its products may be obtained at http://www.wixon.com or by calling (800) 841-5304.