Anitox Expands Fermentation Business

Joanna Schroeder

Nick Braden, Commercial Director, Anitox

Nick Braden, Commercial Director, Anitox

Anitox is expanding its fermentation division and as part of its efforts has created two new roles. Nick Braden has been appointed to the newly created Commercial Director position where he will lead OptimOH operations, heading-up the sales, marketing and technical teams. Braden joins Anitox from Monsanto and previously ADM where he served in various sales and commercial leadership roles.

“Our objective is for OptimOH to become the market-leading bacterial control tool for antibiotic free fermentation,” said Braden. “We’re expanding our footprint and investing in partners, research and development. We are also adding top talent to an already-strong team to push toward global expansion of our fermentation business.”

Also joining the Fermentation division in the new role of Technical Services Manager is Matt Wilson. Wilson has developed his career through various technical roles, most recently at Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits.

Anitox Chief Operating Officer Roger Mann said of the fermentation division expansion, “Anitox values its relationship with the biofuel and fermentation sectors. OptimOH has the power to increase ethanol yield by protecting against microbial contaminants earlier in the fermentation process. Its proven thermostability means it can be applied earlier in the production process than other products on the market, minimizing potential loss of yield. The addition of Nick and Matt to our team is a major commitment to the growth of our Fermentation business unit. It underlines our dedication to this industry.”

biofuels, Ethanol