A Legacy of Leadership

Cytozyme is led by our global team of committed and passionate professionals with broad expertise in crop sciences, manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and sales. Our credentialed scientists and consultants come from prestigious international universities and are supported by a corporate culture of relentless inquiry and global collaboration. Together, we are working to accomplish our common goal: to feed the world responsibly.

Eric Baughman — CEO

Eric Baughman joined the company in 1995 as a production and operations employee, where he gained valuable knowledge of Cytozyme’s core manufacturing and quality assurance processes. In addition to Eric’s responsibilities as CEO, Eric acts in a variety of sales and market development roles and has been responsible for growing Cytozyme’s global business. Eric managed the launch and introduction of Cytozyme’s aquaculture and foliar nutrition product lines and was later promoted to Director – Business Development. Eric succeeded his father as CEO in 2009. In 2012, Eric was awarded Ernst and Young’s “Entrepreneur of The Year Award”, and under his leadership, Cytozyme was recognized by Inc. Magazine’s Top 5,000 Growth Companies in 2013 and 2014 as well as Mountain West Capital’s “100 Fastest Growing Companies” in 2011 and 2012.

David Bitter — Chief Financial Officer

David has a strong operational and finance background in both large corporate and mid-cap business environments. David’s background includes progressively broader management experience at Ford Motor Company (Finance Manger), AlliedSignal (Finance Director), Honeywell (Business Unit CFO), Black and Decker (Business Unit CFO), and Pacific Consolidated Industries (CFO then CEO). David has a broad understanding of all areas of corporate finance including Treasury, FP&A, Controllership, Investor and Banking Relations, and Operations Finance. David has undergraduate degrees from Brigham Young University in Computer Science, and Statistics. He also earned an MBA from Brigham Young University in Operations and Finance.

Francisco Manzano — Managing Director, Sales & Marketing

Francisco Manzano joined Cytozyme in August of 2016 and has a strong sales and marketing background in both large and small business environments. Francisco started his sales career at Dannon in Spain, and in 2006 he moved to the USA to work for Sumitomo Chemical-owned subsidiary MGK, where he quickly progressed from a sales role to managing the international business department. During his time at MGK, he developed strong relationships with specialty crop distributors and growers around the world which contributed to his success. He has undergraduate degrees from the University of Seville, Spain in Economics, and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Marketing. He also earned a MBA from Colorado State University.

Mike Winn — Managing Director, Operations

Mike Winn joined Cytozyme in July of 2013 with 24 years of operations management experience. He began his career in operations management with Frito-Lay as warehouse and inventory control manager. During his time at Frito-Lay he gained certification as a Continuous Improvement Master Trainer. While in this position he was on the development team that wrote and implemented the Advanced Technical Training Program used in all facilities producing corn products. He graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and subsequently earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Western Governors University in 2015.

Elizabeth Wozniak, Ph.D. Biology — Managing Director, R&D

Elizabeth joined Cytozyme in 1981 as a research scientist and became the R&D Director three years later. She has over 25 years of experience in developing agricultural technologies and products, and over 40 years of conducting research in the fields of plant physiology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, and molecular biology. She received a prestigious award from Minister of Science in Poland for her research on plant adaptation to low temperature. She has extensive understanding of fermentation technology and manufacturing of nutritional products. Elizabeth obtained her M.S. degree and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Warsaw, Poland and completed the UNESCO sponsored International Training Course in molecular biology, biochemistry, and biophysics.