John Anderson / Founder, CEO
John began his career investing in and growing privately held consumer-oriented companies. He has worked for Goldman Sachs, Hunt Private Equity Group and Falcon Investment Advisors to closely assist management teams in developing and executing strategic plans. He co-founded Zilks Foods and has been managing within the food manufacturing space for over 8 years.
Jim Simpson / Director of Operations
Jim began his career in the quality control laboratory but developed a passion for manufacturing and operations excellence. With a science background, Jim brings 15 years of quality and production experience and specializes in lean manufacturing and process improvement.
Tim Michelotti / Director of Product Development
Tim has over 16 years of product development experience with a primary focus in nutritional supplements, juice beverages, and savory sauce products. Tim specializes in finding solutions for formulation challenges and helping customers develop products from concept to commercialization. Tim has a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Food Service Systems and a culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu Austin. His previous experience includes FONA International, Vegetable Juices, Inc., Optimum Nutrition, and Genesis Today.
Tami Dumond / Quality Assurance Manager
Tami has over 22 years experience in quality control and quality assurance in food, air, and water testing. While being Director of Quality at a food testing laboratory for 17 years, Tami gained knowledge in food processing through years of consult, development, and research with her clients and trade organizations. Her commitment in food safety and quality shows in her education as a certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (ASQ) and CPQI (FSPCA). Tami specializes in training, quality management systems, and food safety programs strong in qualitative and quantitative analysis of biological factors that affect public health.
Ben Sambrano / Senior Project Manager
Ben manages projects across the company and has a strong background in business development, digital marketing and Account Management with experience at local Austin tech startup, Main Street Hub.
Eden Stribling/ Accounting & Human Resources Manager
Eden oversees critical accounting functions and managing daily operations. Her specialties include developing policies, compliance, and benefit management. Previous experience includes Human Resources Management for Crossway Electric, Inc.
Joyce Burwell/ Supply Chain Manager
Joyce joins ATX with 20-plus years of experience in Procurement and Customer Account Management in the technology industry at firms such as Mitel and Hewlett-Packard. She specializes in optimizing inventory control processes and supply chain efficiencies.
Eddie Bravo / Production Supervisor
Eddie joined the team in 2012 and his wealth of experience has made him a valuable team member throughout his tenure. He was promoted to Packaging Team Lead in 2017 and is now responsible for supervising day-to-day operations on the production floor.