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One Size Fits All Mixer

Remember the last time you heard the phrase “One Size Fits All?”  It very likely produced a skeptical response along the lines of “Yeah, right!” We have good news, Admix does have a “One Size Fits All Mixer!”  Honest! Our Fastfeed® Powder Induction and Dispersion technology make batches as small as 30 gallons to as

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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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Improved Process for Manufacturer of Ice Cream Toppings

Written By: Patrick Lakin, Regional Sales Manager How would your bottom line improve if you could make more batches per day? Or if your batching process were made easier?   What If the quality of your products improved?  Or if your batching process were made safer for your operators?  What if you could do all of

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“Clean label” is king!

Today’s health-conscious consumers are driving end products in a big way, and manufacturers are being held accountable to simplify their ingredient lists. As a result, granulated sucrose is making a comeback as it is all natural. Unfortunately the amount of sucrose required in many of today’s products, particularly beverage products, is often high. If your

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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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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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Ready to eliminate foam in your process?

For years, pharmaceutical processors have been using Admix equipment for rapid mixing and to minimize foaming in their formulations.  Two culprits that have been used together are various grades of Methocel® (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose/HPMC, or Hydroxy Propylcellulose/HPC) and polyvinylpyrrolidone/PVP including the trade names Kollidone®, Povidone® and Plasdone®.  These two powders are used separately or in conjunction

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Trend watch: processing sucrose for clean label products

Having a “clean label” continues to capture the attention of health-conscious beverage consumers.  And as consumer demand goes, so goes the market – the trend is now the rule. As such, nutritive sweeteners in particular are a prevalent ingredient that remain in focus for processors. Our old “throwback” friend sucrose meets the clean label criteria

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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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Fast batches and consistent fill weights – Fastfeed delivers!

Admix delivers faster batches, better product, and consistent fill weights with its Fastfeed powder induction system. Our Fastfeed system inducts and disperses dairy (and other) powders and stabilizers up to 450 lbs/min and produces silky smooth, lump-free product in a single pass. Because no air is added to the product, fill weights are consistent and

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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.