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Safematic Install and Operation

Written by James Crowell, Field Service Engineer If you have a Boston Shearmill, Dynashear, Fastfeed, PIC, Optifeed, Shearpump, Mayomill or Flowshear with double mechanical seals, we have a video that provides step by step instructions for the installation, adjustment, and operation of the John Crane Safematic (Safeunit) for these inline mixers. The Safematic device controls


Collegiate Creamery Buys a Fastfeed

Written by Ruston Sullivan, Regional Sales Manager A large collegiate creamery that produces a wide range of ice cream flavors and other dairy products, recently ordered a Fastfeed™ powder induction & dispersion system for their processing needs. They needed help with improving batch inconsistencies and product quality. And, because their current process involved lifting, carrying,


Sold! Animal Nutrition Manufacturer Buys Rotosolver

Written by George Nikolopoulos, Regional Sales Manager, Admix, Inc. An Admix customer, an animal nutrition manufacturer, wanted a new hygienic high shear mixer for a new application. They have an Admix Rotostat high shear mixer from 28 years ago which still works great, but our Rotosolver interested them because its high shear head has no


End of the Year Service – We’ll Come to You!

Written by: James Crowell, Field Service Engineer, Admix, Inc. It’s a great time of year for onsite equipment maintenance and/or training. Contact our service department to schedule one or more of the following services at your facility: Start-up Assistance: Admix will perform a general review of your installation and review the IOM and safety instructions with


Onsite Maintenance Training

Written by: James Crowell, Field Service Engineer, Admix, Inc. Are you unfamiliar with the assembly/disassembly of your Admix equipment?  Have you hired new maintenance personnel recently?  Do you want to have a better mechanical understanding of your Admix equipment?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider having Admix visit your facility to perform


Shampoo Manufacturer Improves Process with Rotosolver Mixer

Written by George Nikolopoulos, Regional Sales Manager, Admix, Inc. A startup company had issues dispersing mineral-based pigments in their various formulations.  Using conventional agitators, their products had visible streaks of color with batch-to-batch inconsistency.  Derived from all-natural, non-toxic ingredients, they manufactured salon-quality shampoos and conditioners in solid bar form. That’s right – in bar form! 


Resolving Whole Vessel Blending Issues

Written by Paul Marrone, International Sales Manager, Admix, Inc. Processors who use storage tanks are generally using them to hold several batches of the same product, often at very large volumes. New mixed material is added to the storage tanks at intervals, while material is being removed at intervals as well for processing, so there could


Tempura Batter Mixers

Written By Colm Swan, Meat & Poultry Market Manager The signature characteristics of tempura is light and crispy. In Japan, this style of cooking is an art form and as with most foods, involves a lot of science. On an industrial scale however, there is some leeway on what is considered acceptable by the manufacturer


Advantages of Dependable Scaling

Written by Paul Marrone, International Sales Manager, Admix, Inc. In process manufacturing, transitioning from R&D scale batches to full scale batches should be seamless and predictable. A lot of work goes into developing a formulation to the point where it’s ready for full scale production, so any reformulation or having to adapt to full scale equipment


Process Improvement for Hospital Food

Written by Jerry Baresich, Regional Sales Manager, Admix, Inc. A large hospital that manufactures soups for its patients and for distribution to other local health care facilities, contacted Admix regarding a mixer for their soups. Most importantly, they wanted help reducing their processing time, but they also wanted the solution to be easy to use


Knud Erik Juhl Jensen, General Manager, Admix Europe ApS

In March, 2019, Knud Erik joined Admix as General Manager to lead the Admix Europe division. Knud Erik is an industry veteran with extensive experience in the processing equipment industry, having held key roles at In-Mix, Titan Textile Machines, Gerstenberg & Agger, and Fintek. His deep understanding of leading and growing organizations is applied to his role of overseeing manufacturing, assembly, sales, and day-to-day operations of Admix Europe ApS in Denmark. Knud Erik earned a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark.

Knud Erik Juhl Jensen, General Manager, Admix Europe ApS

In March, 2019, Knud Erik joined Admix as General Manager to lead the Admix Europe division. Knud Erik is an industry veteran with extensive experience in the processing equipment industry, having held key roles at In-Mix, Titan Textile Machines, Gerstenberg & Agger, and Fintek. His deep understanding of leading and growing organizations is applied to his role of overseeing manufacturing, assembly, sales, and day-to-day operations of Admix Europe ApS in Denmark. Knud Erik earned a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark.

Thom Hansen, Chief Operating Officer

Thom joined Admix in April, 2021 as Chief Operating Officer responsible for advancing the company’s manufacturing, assembly, supply chain, and regulatory compliance efficiencies through lean principles and process improvement methodologies.

Thom has a great deal of operational experience and a record of achieving substantial efficiencies at highly successful and innovative supplier and contract manufacturing companies across sectors including industrial, medical, aerospace, defense, and high-tech. In his prior role as Vice President and General Manager for MC Assembly, a division of SMTC, a turnkey manufacturer, Thom led operations, manufacturing, and continuous improvement programs with a focus on Best-in-Class techniques and Lean Manufacturing practices. Earlier in his career, he held senior leadership positions at NeuroMetrix, Inc., KMC Systems, Inc., and Mack Technologies, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Massachusetts.

Patrick Lakin, Director of Sales and Marketing

Patrick joined Admix in December 2014 and is Director of Sales and Marketing. He leads the company’s North American Sales and Market Management Teams, ensuring successful achievement of the company’s sales goals. He is responsible for developing and implementing effective sales strategies, as well as establishing and advancing external channel partners with the charter of representing Admix solutions in the marketplace. Patrick also leads the company’s marketing strategies, overseeing marketing department initiatives.

With over 20 years of experience in the processing equipment and systems industry, his sales acumen and expertise in mixing, liquids handling, and process systems paves the way for continued sales achievement and market segment growth goals. Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree and an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from the University of Louisville.

Terry Burnett, Manager of Human Resources

Terry has over 40 years of passion and experience building high-performance teams and cultures that deliver results. Since joining Admix in August 2013, she has led all aspects of Human Resources, including workforce development, talent acquisition, employee relations, succession planning, payroll, and legal compliance.

Prior to Admix, Terry was at C&S Wholesale Grocers, the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the US where she developed training programs and was responsible for all aspects of their benefits program. She is a member of a local HR Group, has been a presenter at several ESOP Conferences, and gets involved in many HR Roundtables with local ESOP company businesses. Terry’s certifications include SPHR, SHRM-SCP and she earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management and Services from Southern New Hampshire University.

Keith Cheries, Director of Sales Operations

Since joining Admix in April 2003, Keith has held key management roles encompassing the Sales, Service, and Marketing arms of the company. As Director of Sales Operations, Keith is responsible for developing and streamlining the sales processes and day to day operations of the Inside Sales Team. In addition, he leads International Sales, working closely with Admix subsidiary, Admix Europe ApS and its channel partners.

Before Admix, Keith spent 11 years at Sine Pump, manufacturer of industrial and sanitary positive displacement pumps, in Field Service, National Sales Management, and Product Management roles. Keith earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.

Eric Therriault, Vice President of Engineering

Eric has a long tenure at Admix, having joined the company in February 1993. In his role as Vice President of Engineering, Eric leads in all aspects of the engineering life cycle, prioritizing and evaluating the work generated by all engineering teams to ensure cost effective and on-time development and delivery of our high quality engineered products. In addition, he ensures that Admix product designs are compliant with industry hygienic engineering standards and manufacturing practices.

Eric has a Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree and before Admix was a Mechanical Engineer at Heidelberg-Harris, where he responsible for the integration of printing press components and auxiliary equipment into a complete web press line assembly for various product configurations.

Bob Trottier, Vice President of Operations

In August 2014, Robert joined Admix as Vice President of Operations. He leads multiple departments at Admix including the Machine Shop, Welding and Fabrication, Assembly, Repair and Rebuilds, Aftermarket Service, Materials, and International Supply Chain Management.

Prior to joining Admix, Robert was Co-Founder and President of RLTADX, a joint venture that began in 2009 between Admix, Inc. and RLT Manufacturing, a full-service job shop machining facility where he was Founder and President since 1987. RLTADX was formed with the vision to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that would eventually merge with Admix. Robert has extensive training in welding and machine tool technology and earned a degree in Engineering and Graphic Design form Northeastern University.

Dan Cameron, Chief Financial Officer

Dan joined Admix in January 2014 and is the company’s Chief Financial Officer and is also Treasurer on the Admix Board. In Dan’s role as CFO, he oversees all aspects of the company's finance function including accounting and financial reporting, financial planning, and analysis. He is responsible for the financial management and health of the company and its subsidiary in Denmark, Admix Europe ApS. As Admix is a 100% employee owned company, Dan is responsible for the administration of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan. In addition to the financial aspect of his role, he also oversees the company’s Information Technology Operations.

Prior to Admix, Dan was with Price Waterhouse Cooper where he held various Financial and Technology Consulting roles to the Federal Government and led project teams supporting regional financial statement audit clients. Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Providence College.

Mike RizzoMike Rizzo, Chief Executive Officer

Mike joined Admix in January 2020 after serving three years as a Director on the Admix Board. Mike leads the development and execution of the company’s business strategies, vision, and mission. He is committed to continuous improvement at Admix and growing its portfolio of innovative mixing technologies, services, and markets served. The company’s long-standing core values of fairness, respect, integrity, accountability, and trust resonate deeply with Mike, as well as upholding the Admix promise of going the extra mile to exceed customer expectations.

A seasoned executive, Mike has been CEO and President at several global companies in the New England region. While most of Mike’s career has focused on market activities, he acquired tremendous experience implementing operational excellence practices at both manufacturing and distribution companies.

Mike currently serves on other corporate boards, focused particularly on 100% ESOP structures. Prior to Admix, he was CEO at Artel Video Systems, President of the US operations of Cylon Energy, and President of Schleuniger Inc., the division of the Schleuniger Group in Switzerland.  Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Pepperdine University.