Jon Veldhouse is currently a Business Development Manager responsible for identifying and realizing new opportunities for Cargill’s Bioindustrial Group.  Mr. Veldhouse began his career with Cargill in 1999 as a Chemist at the Blair, NE biorefinery campus, followed by several years developing lactic acid fermentation technologies for the NatureWorks joint venture in Minnetonka, MN.

In 2009, Veldhouse transferred to Cargill’s Cultures and Enzymes business and led process and new product developments for dairy industry applications.  He later became Senior Principal Scientist and a member of the Global Biotechnology R&D Leadership Team, focusing on microbial fermentation development, large scale manufacturing, and product commercialization.