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 an affiliate of Keller Logistics Group, Hydrofresh HPP has the experience of a 40 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 transportation, cold storage, warehousing and distribution and contract packaging.
Chief Executive Officer for Keller Logistics Group
Bryan leads the strategic direction, planning, and execution of all operational activities for each affiliate, and sets the tone for the company’s values and culture. His commitment to our local community, understanding customer needs, and delivering the highest quality service has been fundamental to our success. Bryan joined Thomas E. Keller Trucking in 1990 after graduating college. Always looking to find ways to diversify and grow the business, he has made several key strategic moves that have elevated Keller Logistics Group, becoming a desired and growing full service logistics solutions provider. After taking over as CEO for Keller Logistics Group in 2000, Keller Trucking was able to expand their success through the sourcing of a more diverse customer base and use of new technology.
Bryan’s vision also helped lead to the creation of Keller Warehousing & Distribution, which has since become a haven to both existing Keller Trucking as well as new customers. He also spearheaded the efforts to make Keller Packaging a reality, again realizing the positioning Keller can provide to both existing and prospective customers.
Bryan earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University, where he majored in Marketing. He is very active in the local business community, where he currently holds a board member position with the Defiance County Economic Development – Community Improvement Corporation, as well as serving on two separate committees with the International Warehouse Logistics Association. Bryan is also a member of the Rotary International –Defiance Club and the Ohio Trucking Association, as well as the American Trucking Association. He has served as a Chapter Advisor to the Bowling Green State University Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, the Defiance College Purple and Gold Club, the Chair of the Board Trustees of Northwest State Community College, as well as local parish councils with his church. When he isn’t at work, Bryan enjoys running, having competed in fifteen marathons, completing triathlons, and cycling on his Cannondale, as well as spending as much time as he can with his two daughters.
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.