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Our People are the Key Ingredient

For some, food is a calling – a passion for creating new flavors and experiences to share with others.

Meet a few of the Cargill innovators who work with customers to bring new ideas to market. You'll see why our people are the key ingredient in product development success.


Keyla Rodriguez: 
Technical Services Manager, Beekeeper, Pie Baker

From harvesting her own honey to baking pies, Keyla is passionate about life's sweeter things… and the discovery process that comes with product innovation.

Chad Rieschl:
Principal Food Scientist, Tradition Steward, Culinary Explorer

Chad infuses a sense of joy into creating and sharing great food, whether it's a legacy recipe brought to a family gathering or creating "happy food" from good ingredients.

Melissa Machen:
Principal Technical Account Manager, Entrepreneur, Recipe Crafter

For Melissa, food is life – whether she's creating new recipes for her family, harvesting and canning her branded pickles, or bringing an idea to fruition with a customer.


Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.