Emulsions Archives - Admix

Production of Flavor Emulsions – Customer Success Story

Written by Patrick Lakin, National Sales Manager We were contacted by a manufacturer of liquid and spray-dry flavor emulsions when they were looking for a solution to improve their process. To prepare their emulsions, they were using a low speed axial mixer, an overnight process that still left lumps. Product had to be passed through

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Extending Emulsion Stability with Inline High Shear

Written by Colm Swan, Dressings & Sauces Market Manager, Admix, Inc. Are your pourable salad dressing emulsions inconsistent? Are they separating before the intended shelf-life period? If so, you may not be using enough shear to build your emulsions. Having inconsistent emulsions not only impacts your shelf life but can also impact viscosity and appearance

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Could Your Process Use Improvement?

Written by Patrick Lakin, National Sales Manager Over the years we’ve worked with a wide range of food and beverage manufacturers and all of them had opportunities to improve their processes or products. To sum it up, they had the opportunities to mix ingredients faster, better, cheaper and more safely. From beverages such as energy

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Small Scale Manufacturing… Guaranteed Scalability

Written by Ruston Sullivan, Regional Sales Manager Often, we are asked to help bring a product formulation concept to the next level of small-scale manufacturing. Some come to us with a solid formula for their products, some are still formulating, but regardless of that, they all have the same concerns when it comes to manufacturing

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Heat not required

Now don’t overthink this… What do these things have in common?    wood fired kitchen stove Mimeograph machine floppy disk dial-up internet ________ Answer:  THEY ARE ALL NO LONGER REQUIRED!  Many of our clients have added a 5th item to this list when batching their products…..HEAT!  That’s right, BTUs!  The Admix Rotosolver in tank batch mixer delivers

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The Need for Speed

Written By: Bjarne Buchert, General Manager, Admix Europe Many food & beverage processors turn to Admix seeking a mixer that is better at handling hard-to-disperse powders. While this is an important goal that Admix equipment is superior at accomplishing, SPEED is also of prime importance to nearly every processor we talk to.  Batching teams are ultra-focused on

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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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Fastfeed case study: fast, efficient powder induction

The Admix Fastfeed has helped hundreds of processors improve their operations. One such success story came from a beverage manufacturer that wanted to improve their batching processes. The challenge The processor’s protocol required carrying and dumping hundreds of pounds of powders from 50-pound bags. These ingredients were dumped into a conventional “premix” in a tank

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Oil + Water = No Worries!

Many of today’s beverages require processors to create oil and water emulsions. And these two substances get along like…well…oil and water. Oil and water emulsions are typically made by adding the oil phase into a tank containing the water phase portion of the product and recirculating this mixture until the emulsion is complete. This takes

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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.

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.