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Maria Haag Joins BioZyme® Inc.

(SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., April 10, 2024) Maria Haag, Ph.D., is the new Director of Analytics and Software Development at BioZyme® Inc. In her role, she will streamline and strengthen existing technologies and develop new solutions to create efficiencies within the company, a global fermentation leader.

“I am super excited about the opportunity to join the team at BioZyme,” Haag said. “Not too many careers will let me combine my two favorite things in life – animals and computers. I want to make sure that people feel good about their jobs, including our customers. That includes ensuring that everyone on the team has the technology they need to do what they need it to do.”

Haag earned both her Ph.D. and master’s degree in Animal Genetics and Genomics, respectively, from the University of Missouri. However, she spent her doctoral studies in a computer lab rather than in a typical animal science lab. A life-long learner and computer guru, Haag developed educational software for classroom use.

In her early career, she also developed software to help livestock producers visualize the long-term effects of genetic selection.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Maria’s background in technology and passion for animals fill this very important role. The structure, processes and systems that our incredible team of people can use are vital to BioZyme’s success. With Dr. Haag leading the development and refinement of our systems and processes, I feel confident our people will have improved tools to accomplish their goals,” said Lisa Norton, BioZyme President and CEO.

Haag and her husband Andrew Kelleher live near Columbia, Missouri, with their young son. They raise TexMaster goats, and she enjoys spending free time renovating their farm.

BioZyme, with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri, is a global leader in fermentation. It uses its proprietary strain of Aspergillus oryzae to develop pre- and post-biotics under the brand AO-Biotics®. In addition, BioZyme offers supplements and animal health products for a variety of animals including cattle, swine, poultry, sheep, goats, horses, dogs and cats.

The BioZyme Family of Brands includes AO-Biotics®, VitaFerm®, Gain Smart®, Sure Champ®, Vitalize®, DuraFerm® and Backyard Boost®. BioZyme reaches a global market of customers throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.