LENEXA, KAS. – Andy Linajs has joined Caravan Ingredients as business development manager for food and beverage. Mr. Linajs will be responsible for helping Caravan develop products and programs specifically within food and beverage applications. He also will work to gather intelligence and track customer trends in support of Caravan’s innovation process.

Prior to joining Caravan, Mr. Linajs held various sales, R.&D., marketing, business development and finance positions, including as vice-president of sales and marketing for Gusmer Enterprises, Inc., chief operating officer for Colorado Sweet Gold Opportunities, Inc., and general manager for Corn Products International.

“Andy’s extensive experience in food ingredients will greatly enhance the ability of the consumer insights program at Caravan Ingredients’ ability to provide innovative value-added solutions to our customers,” said Jim Wells, director of commercial insights at Caravan.