OMAHA, NEBRASKA, US — Amy Tesinsky has joined Petsource, a subsidiary of Scoular, as senior research and innovation scientist.

Tesinsky will oversee the identification, development and production of freeze-dried products for the pet food industry.

“Petsource customers can rely on Amy for nutritional knowledge, product development and innovation expertise,” said Jon Heussner, director of operations for Petsource. “I’m excited she is joining our team committed to producing high-quality ingredients for our pets.”

Tesinsky’s primary day-to-day responsibilities include ensuring ingredients are made to customer standards during the freeze-drying process. She is also responsible for assisting customers to devise new product formulations, conduct trials and partner with university research teams as needed for additional testing and validation studies.

Tesinsky grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska, US, and graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. She received a master’s degree in nutrition in 2009 from Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences. She previously was employed as an associate scientist for Kemin and product development and nutrition specialist for Oxbow Animal Health.

Tesinsky will work out of a $50 million manufacturing plant under construction in Seward, Nebraska, US. The facility is slated to open this fall.

Founded in Nebraska, Scoular is a 127-year-old company with 102 offices and facilities worldwide and more than $4 billion in sales. The company provides global and diverse supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients.

According to Sosland Publishing Company’s 2020 Grain & Milling Annual, Scoular is the 11th largest company in North America in terms of grain storage capacity at 131 million tonnes.