OMAHA, NEB. — On April 1, Petsource by Scoular, a freeze-dried protein supplier for pet food manufacturers, announced the addition of Amy Tesinsky to its team as senior research and innovation scientist. Tesinsky will manage product identification, development and production in her new role.

Petsource is gearing up to open a $50 million freeze-dried ingredient facility in Seward this fall, which is where Tesinsky will be working.

Tesinsky’s day-to-day responsibilities will include verifying that its pet food ingredients meet customer standards throughout the complex and highly variable freeze-drying process. She will also assist in developing new product formulations, and work with third-party research teams to conduct trials and validation studies.

Before joining Petsource by Scoular, Tesinsky worked as an associate scientist at Kemin and a product development and nutrition specialist at Oxbow Animal Health.

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

Tesinsky received her bachelor’s in animal science from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, then went on to earn her master’s in nutrition from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences at Texas A&M University.

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