Our privacy policy has changed. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Dismiss

Leda Strand Joins Wixon as Vice President of R&D

July 11, 2014

Wixon, a manufacturer of seasonings, flavors and technologies for the food and beverage industry, has announced Leda Strand as Vice President of Research & Development.

In her new role, Strand will coordinate the efforts of Wixon’s Research & Development department to provide superior products and support for the organization’s customers. She will direct product and food technology creation through Wixon’s staff of food technologists, flavor chemists, meat scientists, and research professionals. She will also oversee sensory analysis and Wixon’s foodservice/culinary team.

Strand has more than twenty years of experience in product development and quality management across the food industry. She formerly served as Wixon’s Director of Technology Applications and Industrial Ingredients and most recently as Product Development Manager for Chr. Hansen in Milwaukee.

“Leda’s expertise will drive product development initiatives for our customers, delivering the latest in on-trend food and beverages for industrial, consumer product, protein, and foodservice markets,” says Peter Gottsacker, president of Wixon. “Her breadth of work, including flavor modifier applications, sensory programs, contract manufacturing, and quality assurance, mirrors Wixon’s dedication to excelling as a full-service provider of seasoning and flavor system solutions.”

Strand earned a master of business administration degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a bachelor of science degree in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin. She is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and resides in Glendale.

For more than 100 years, Wixon has been a trusted provider of flavors, seasonings, and technologies for food and beverage manufacturers. With its scientific and culinary capabilities combined with a passion for service, Wixon drives innovation and solutions for its customers. Wixon focuses on its core areas of expertise: Industrial Ingredients, including Foodservice; Consumer Products; and Protein. Customers are encouraged to tap into a portfolio of services, including R&D, custom formulation development, turnkey solutions, and menu ideation. Wixon ingredients are globally-sourced and go beyond FDA standards to ensure quality and cleanliness. The company also offers spice grinding, blending, and a complete line of package engineering options. Located in St. Francis, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee, Wixon is GFSI Certified to FSSC 22000, ISO9001 Certified, and QAI Organic Certified. More information on Wixon or any of its products may be obtained at www.wixon.com or by calling (414) 769-3000.

Community Watch

» Boerner Botanical Gardens hosting Herb Fair May 28 06:15 PM

» Greendale's Canterbury Elementary enters recycling contest to win new playground 06:07 PM

» Oak Creek boys track team stays on task, win sixth SEC outdoor title 01:54 PM

» Initial Reaction: Talking with star Waukesha soccer players Dani Rhodes, Emily Cervantes Updated:  12:05 PM

» Franklin boys tennis team dominates SEC tourney 10:15 AM

» Big bats land Oak Creek softball team SEC title 10:10 AM

» Steady Franklin golfers claim Southeast Conference title 5/23

» Grease fire damages oven at Franklin bakery 5/20

» Five places to go to let your dog off the leash this summer 5/19

» Reptile Day returns June 12 at Wehr Nature Center 5/19

» Oak Creek stuns Whitnall, 12-2, in battle of softball powers 5/19

» Crash closes portion of Highway 100 in Hales Corners May 18 5/18

» Oak Creek approves $13 million financing help for Ikea store 5/18

» Franklin girls soccer team finishes second at Kiel tournament 5/17

» Why did IKEA choose Oak Creek? Location 5/17

» Oak Creek to honor veterans May 30 5/17

» Initial Reaction Podcast: A chat with award-winning sportscaster Dennis Krause Updated:  5/17

» Oak Creek's Marwin Evans signs with Green Bay Packers 5/14

» Help clean up Hales Corners May 14 5/13

» Know Your Muslim Neighbors event being held at Hales Corners Library May 14 5/12

» Hard-hitting Oak Creek softball team charges into SEC lead 5/10

» Ahead of schedule, Oak Creek girls track team wins SEC relays 5/10

» Franklin boys tennis team wins Beaver Dam Invite 5/10

» Video: Katy's cooking tonight, and it could be in your home 5/10

» Oak Creek boys track team puts in strong effort to win SEC track relays 5/10

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Best Summer Ever

 

We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

Advertisement

Advertisement

CONNECT    

Advertisement