Main Street Ingredients’ growth has come through the leadership’s recognition that the company’s greatest assets are its people and its customers.
Main Street Ingredients Management Team members are (pictured left to right above): Reneck Cayen, Mike Homewood, Aaron Macha, Shawn Wegner, Jeff Bryant, and Christina Grossklaus.
Vice President Business Unit - Ingredients
Reneck Cayen joined Main Street Ingredients in 2012. He graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a BS in Food Science, and then went on to receive his MBA in International Business from the HEC Business School. He started as an Ingredients Sales manager at Agropur in Montreal, Canada, where he managed all Canadian dairy ingredients domestic sales. From there, Reneck was promoted to Sales Direction of Functional Products, where he was responsible for all ingredients, domestic and export sales, and domestic industrial cheese sales. Most recently he was promoted to the Vice President of Business Unit – Ingredients. Reneck enjoys spending time with his wife and two twin boys.
Vice President Sales - Health and Wellness
Aaron Macha has been with Main Street Ingredients since 1999. As a new University of Wisconsin-La Crosse marketing graduate, Aaron began in the Food Ingredient group selling dairy commodities. Through the years, Aaron helped develop strategic marketing efforts under the Functional Systems Team. Today, as VP of sales, Aaron's focus is the growth and development of Main Street's Nutrition and contract manufacturing divisions as well as overseeing R&D. He actively participates in both day-to-day selling and long-term strategic efforts. Aaron is married and enjoys outdoor activities, working out, playing basketball, wakeboarding, hunting and golf.
Vice President of Ingredient Sales
Mike Homewood joined Main Street Ingredients in 2001 as a new Winona State University business administration graduate. Mike’s first role in the company was in the Food Ingredient group selling dairy commodities. Over time, Mike developed key strategies in the contract manufacturing and branded ingredients group. Now, as Director of Sales, Mike is responsible for overseeing sales coordination and leading the success and expansion of the ingredient distribution and branded ingredients divisions. He is an active participant in both day to day selling and long-term strategic efforts. Mike is married and enjoys outdoor activities, bowling, playing golf, coaching baseball and hunting.
Human Resources Manager
Christina Grossklaus joined the Main Street Ingredients team in 2012. Christina earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. Christina has over 10 years of experience in Human Resources and specializes in Leadership Training, Coaching Supervisors and Managers, Employee Relations and Safety. Now, as Human Resources Manager, Christina is responsible for directing the efforts of the human resources department with regards to strategic direction of the organization. She is also responsible for recommending and administering personnel systems that promote a high level of staff morale and produce a good return on the organization’s investment in human resources. Christina is married and enjoys spending time with her children, camping, attending outdoor concerts and hanging out with friends and family.
Vice President of Operations
Shawn Wegner joined Main Street Ingredients in 2008 as Plant Manager with 17 years of previous food manufacturing experience. Shawn received his bachelor’s degree in food science from The University of Illinois and his MBA from Marquette University. As Vice President of Operations, Shawn works closely with his Production, Engineering, Warehouse, and Quality team to improve our systems and processes to deliver more value to our customers. Shawn is married with 2 children and enjoys spending time with his family, youth sports, hunting and fishing.