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 nearly 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.
Lorena Paras / Quality Assurance Manager
Lorena has a strong background in quality assurance management. Lorena started her career in Mexico with Griffith Laboratories in charge of food and sensory analysis. She also worked at Otis Spunkmeyer in their quality assurance group. She is an SQF Practitioner and is very knowledgeable in HAACP analysis.
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.
Amy Chovanec / Operations Analyst
Amy joined the team in 2017 and brings a wealth of experience in inventory management and logistics coordinating. She specializes in managing ATX’s supply chain and provides analytics to further extrapolate efficiencies on the production floor.
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.