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Floris Delée

Brewmaster & Process Engineer

Floris started his career in brewing as an intern at the Alken Maes Breweries in Waarloos, Belgium. During this time, he was also studying to become a Brewmaster and Brewing Engineer in his hometown of Antwerp, Belgium. After completion of his studies, he traveled to the U.S. to visit friends, when he was offered a brewing position at New Belgium Brewing Company. At the time, New Belgium was a very small craft brewery, producing 3,000 hl of beer/year.

At New Belgium, Floris worked his way up from entry level engineer to Technical Director, leading the design and engineering departments. He was instrumental in the success and growth of the brewery. During his 10 years, New Belgium Brewing Company became famous for its innovative designs and sustainable brewing practices.

Floris also worked as a Brewmaster for Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware and as a Brewing Engineer for the Anton Steinecker Maschinenfabrik, GmbH in Freising, Germany. Floris also teaches at Colorado State University's Fermentation Science and Technology Program. He is married to Christine Perich and they live with their children in Fort Collins, Colorado.

 
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Jonathan Carpenter

Senior Artisanal Beverage Consultant

 

Jon’s career in beer began as a summer brewing intern at Drakes Brewing Co in the early 2000’s while attending UC Davis, studying Brewing Science.  After graduating with a BS in Food Science Technology (Brewing Emphasis) and a BA in Political Science, he went on to work for Anheuser-Busch in their Research Pilot Brewery.  He then moved on to manage brewing process and reliability at another Anheuser-Busch brewery where he remained until 2010, leaving to return to the craft beer side of the industry.

Jon’s next post in the beer world came as the Assistant Brewmaster for Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, overseeing day-to-day operations at the production brewery in Milton as well as recipe development and operations at the DFH brewpub in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

In 2011, Jon left Dogfish Head to return to his home state of California taking a role as one of the founding partners of, and Brewmaster for, Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.  He oversaw all brewery engineering and design, new product development and operations, staffing, training, and construction/installation. In 2013, Carpenter left his partnership with Golden Road.

Shortly thereafter, Jon signed on with Alchemy and Science Brewing Collaborative as Brewmaster.  Over the next 4 years, he oversaw the 5 companies making up the collective – Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles, Concrete Beach Brewery in Miami, Coney Island Brewery in Brooklyn, Traveler Beer Company, and The Just Beer Project, including contract brewing operations in Cincinnati, OH and Breinigsville, PA.  During that time, he was also able to design and oversee construction of two ground-up brewery builds – a 10bbl pilot brewery in Brooklyn and 20bbl small production brewery in Miami, as well as the expansion and buildout of Angel City Brewery in LA.  In early 2017, Jon left his role as Brewmaster for Alchemy and Science.  He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. To contact Jon please email jon@kathinka-assoc.com.

 

Megan Maiolo-Heath

Project/Vibe Manager

Megan’s marketing, communications, website design and business development experience began within the international development world, where she worked seven years as a Marketing Director for an environmental nonprofit working throughout Latin America. She joined Kathinka Engineering in 2016 to help manage marketing and communications for both Kathinka Engineering and Kathinka Labs. Megan and her husband, Jared Heath, are avid home brewers and outdoor enthusiasts.

To contact Megan please email megan@kathinka-assoc.com.

 
 
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Katherine Gregory

Chief Operating Officer

Katherine is passionate about helping companies scale profitably.  She has been honing her leadership skills for 20+ years with key roles in start-up to mid-size to Fortune 100 companies.  Her experience serving in executive roles in strategic planning, supply chain, operations, and financial planning gives her a robust cross-functional perspective and ability to quickly assess, uncover, and solve company-wide problems.  She earned her MBA and MEM from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and still cheers loudly for her undergraduate alma mater, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. Katherine loves calling beautiful Fort Collins home and takes advantage of all the wonderful outdoor activities with her family and their dog Stella.

To reach Katherine directly please email katherine@kathinka-assoc.com.

Mary Burge

Kathinka Lab's Director & Quality Assurance Consultant

Mary is a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate with her Bachelors of Science in Food Science.  Mary began her career as a group manager in the Quality Department at Anheuser Busch in 2003, and was fortunate to transition into many disciplines, roles, and breweries throughout her 10 year career at Anheuser-Busch. Mary’s work at Anheuser-Busch included brewing, brewing engineering, and work in the Quality Departments in New York, Missouri, Virginia, and Ohio.  In 2014, Mary moved to Colorado to to work with Leprino Foods as a Quality Supervisor, overseeing the Nutrition Quality Analysis Lab and Micro Lab.  In 2016, Mary joined Kathinka Engineering to start Kathinka Labs.  Her primary goal is to provide accurate results and quality insight for the craft and local industries so they can build and improve the quality assurance of their products. Mary is married to Travis Burge and they live with their three children in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Mary is responsible for lab analysis at Kathinka Labs. To reach her directly please email mary@kathinka-assoc.com.

 
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