Pagosa Springs, Colo. (November 6, 2014) – Devansoy, a leading soy protein ingredient manufacturer and noted soy food industry pioneer, today promoted its Chief Operating Officer Deb Wycoff to CEO. Wycoff succeeds Devansoy’s founder & CEO, Elmer Schettler, who assumes the role of chairman of the company’s board of directors.
Deb Wycoff, entering her 25th year with Devansoy, has spent her career streamlining all aspects of the company’s operations including soy procurement, soy food production, technical application, health care, and logistics, as well as office and personnel management.
“Today is an exciting day for Devansoy’s employees, board of directors and stakeholders as we unilaterally congratulate Deb on this well deserved appointment. Her 25 years of dedication to Devansoy and its mission to produce the finest soy protein products and unequaled customer service has truly helped us grow our Company in both product offerings and sales,” said Elmer Schettler founder of Devansoy and chairman of its Board of Directors. “I am very proud of her and excited to watch Deb take the reins of this organization and drive its brand identity to new levels within our exciting marketplace.”
As CEO, Wycoff will provide executive leadership, growth strategies, financial management, and strategic planning across all channels of the company.
“Developing soy based products that ensures consumers have access to the finest soy proteins with non-gmo, organic and hexane free ingredients is what drives me and every employee within Devansoy daily,” said Wycoff. “ I want to sincerely thank Elmer Schettler for his years of guidance, mentoring and leadership as his example motivates my intention to carry his vision for Devansoy as one of the leading soy ingredient producers in the United States.”
Wycoff, an established industry thought leader, was a member of SANA for several years where she held the SANA Board position of Treasurer. Deb is married to Howard Koster and has three children, Jennifer, Michael and Kenzie. Deb, who lives in Carroll, Iowa, is passionate about the outdoors where she enjoys biking and running. She is a loyal fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Founded in 1992, Devansoy is a soy protein ingredient company that has processed non-GMO, organic and hexane-Free ingredients for decades. Devansoy’s production of Soymilk takes place in a plant Near Rock City, IL where the majority of the 30 + employee’s work. The company offers liquid soy base, soymilk powders and soy flour, all of which are non-GMO and available in organic, conventional, full and low-fat. The company doesn’t sell direct to the consumer but its soy protein ingredients are used in a vast number of food and beverage categories. Engage Devansoy through its website at www.devansoy.com.