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Are You Singin’ the “High-Pressure Homogenizer” Blues?

While HPHs are necessary at times, Admix has an alternative solution! Written by George Nikolopoulos, Regional Sales Manager Alternative equipment options are few when it comes to making emulsions with a small, uniformly-distributed droplet size for long-term stability. One option is a high-pressure homogenizer (HPH) with dual-staged homogenizing valves requiring HP intensifier pumps and HP cone-and-threaded

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Putting the “fun” in functional beverages

From adding vitamins and minerals, proteins, raw fruits and vegetables, or herbs to our drinks, consumers want healthy options and the market for functional beverages continues to grow.  Unfortunately, some of these ingredients are difficult to effectively wet and disperse, and not very FUN to deal with. Guar gum, xanthan gum, locust bean gum, pectin,

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Admix mixing portfolio showcased at Interpack

Flagship products deliver lower operating costs, reduced energy consumption, better product quality, and improved safety Admix Europe ApS will be showcasing several flagship products along with new mixing services specials at the Interpack Trade Fair in Dusseldorf, Germany on 4-10 May. With thousands of installations around the world in food, beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical manufacturing

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Lower Your Particle Size with the Boston Shearmill

By Ruston Sullivan, Regional Sales Manager Recently, a plant-based food and beverage manufacturer came to Admix looking for a better way of reducing the particle size on their finished product as well as improving the overall mouthfeel. They complained that their existing milling equipment was too slow, very costly to maintain, and ultimately causing inconsistent

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How to Tame the High Pressure Beast

As a preferred process partner to our clients, one question we often ask them is “If you could change just one thing about your current process, what would it be?” If their process includes the use of a high pressure homogenizer, 80% of the time the answer is “I’d replace my homogenizer!” If you own

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Extend the Life of Your Mixer

If you have a Rotosolver, Rotostat or Boston Shearmill, you made a great choice in state-of-the-art technology. But what if you could extend the life of your mixer even further, thus improving ROI? You’d do it, right? To significantly reduce downtime and maintain the Admix warranty, the savvy plant operator will consider purchasing a spare.

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Reducing maintenance woes with the Boston Shearmill

Contributed by Patrick Lakin Recently a spray dry customer reached out to us noting that they were using a high pressure homogenizer for reduction of particle size and emulsification of slurries, but that it required a lot of maintenance. The customer wanted Admix to make their process more “fluid” and their life easier. We proposed

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Who needs a high pressure homogenizer?

At Admix, we spend a large percentage of our time assisting food manufacturers process their product faster, better, and at a lower cost. Here’s some food for thought: Do you really need a high pressure homogenizer for your process? We find that many clients are using this expensive machine because they do not realize there

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Our mixers love snacks!

Contributed by George Nikolopoulos Over the last 25 years, our mixers have been used to create snacks – a lot of snacks. From pastries to chocolaty confections to toppings, batters and pie fillings, we’ve seen it all! In the baking and confection industries, many Admix customers use our mixers to produce fillings for pastry.  The

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Improving the yield of standardized tomato paste

For over two decades, Admix has been helping hundreds of food processors reduce the total cost of ownership for their sanitary mixing equipment. Whatever crop farmers harvest, whatever prepared food, beverage, sauce, or dairy product consumers put in their mouths, chances are good that we’ve mixed up a batch or two of it.  Today we’ll

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Patrick Lakin, National Sales Manager

Patrick joined Admix in December 2014 and as National Sales Manager, 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.

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 and Marketing

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 and Marketing, 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. Keith also leads the company’s marketing strategies, overseeing marketing department initiatives.

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.