Hydrofresh HPP Leadership Team
Hydrofresh HPP began in 2018 but just because it’s a new company doesn’t mean we don’t have experienced leaders at the helm. The President and Vice President bring with them over 60 years of experience in the food processing industry with 15 years of that focused on specific high pressure processing application.
As a part of Universal Pure, Hydrofresh HPP has the experience of a 20 year old company at its reach and the corporate infrastructure to support it. This also provides customers access to an integrated logistics solution that includes cold storage, warehousing and distribution and contract packaging.
President | Hydrofresh HPP
Don is a 1984 graduate of Ohio State University. Prior to joining our team, he was the V.P. of I & K Distributors in Delphos, Ohio and was responsible for retail and foodservice sales. After working 21 years at I & K, he joined Lakeview Farms, Inc. as C.O.O. In 2008, he founded Kettle Creations in Lima, Ohio, a manufacturing plant for refrigerated side dishes. In January of 2017, Don opened a cold storage warehouse in Delphos Ohio. He currently resides in Delphos with his wife, Mary Kay. They have two children, Lauren and Isaac.
Vice President - Business Development | Hydrofresh HPP
Mike is a graduate of Michigan State University and has 24 years of expe-rience as an executive in the food industry. He was the VP of Marketing and Sales for AmeriQual Foods, where he focused on the growth of their HPP toll processing services and worked with customers on emerging technologies. After leaving AmeriQual Foods Mike joined Gridpath Solutions as their VP of Marketing and Sales and spent the next 8 years focused on HPP technology where he sold Hyperbaric HPP machines to the food industry.