Integrated Proteins has served the pet food and feed industries for many years, providing valued services, high quality proteins and unique ingredient sourcing.

Valued service, high quality proteins and unique ingredient sourcing.

Integrated Proteins represents over twenty manufacturers of high-quality proteins.

We source our proteins from certified suppliers in the US, EU and other countries. Our products include both typical and highly sought-after ingredients and are the cleanest and safest available in the US market.


At Integrated Proteins, we achieve the highest standards through various process enhancements over our competitors, including rigorous screening of foreign matter and pre-shipment testing.

This ensures that we will meet your specifications. Our approach helps reduce product liability and takes the guesswork out of receiving shipments—there are no surprises.

We solve problems for our customers. Whether your current suppliers present product quality or service issues for you, or you simply want a hard-to-find product, contact us. We look forward to providing solutions for you.


Integrated Proteins offers over nine types of protein meals and has the ability to customize proteins to fit your formulation needs. Contact a sales representative for more information

united states
Joe Hubbard
Europe & MENA
Richard O’Toole
South America
Dimas Medvedeff
central america
Francisco Melo Cerqueira

Joe Hubbard is the founder, CEO, and President of Integrated Proteins and related companies that manufacture, source and sell to the pet food market.

Joe has worked in this sector specifically for over ten years and has over fifteen years’ experience in agribusiness and commodities, starting with ADM and DFA (Dairy Farmers of America). He earned his MBA from Rockhurst University and undergrad from the University of Missouri in agribusiness management.

Joe's companies source and sell products on five continents with offices in Kansas City, Missouri; São Paulo, Brazil; Dublin, Ireland; and Izmir, Turkey. Joe explains, “We create opportunities for our customers by sourcing what they want and need, not just what is easily available. We solve problems for our customers, including formulating product to meet customer quality requirements.”

He is passionate about family, working with several siblings, and is the proud father of two children. He also loves animals, especially his pets, two cats and five dogs, and being part of the industry that provides them with nutritious food.

Charlie Hubbard President and CFO of Integrated Proteins, helping to facilitate organization, structuring, growth, and management of the company and its affiliates.

Charlie has experience and investments in advising and managing production companies, particularly within the value-added and integrated agricultural markets.

In addition to working as a CPA focused in tax, where he has worked closely with business owners for over twenty years, he provides C-suite level services in finance, operations, special projects, and corporate culture.

Charlie has both a Master's and PhD with honors in Anthropology, having studied economic production involving traditional organizations a transnational setting, providing valuable insights into motivation, reward allocation, and social recognition, which translate well into the business world.

Ben Hubbard serves as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Integrated Proteins.

Prior to joining Integrated Proteins in 2019, Ben practiced law as a patent attorney at Shook, Hardy & Bacon. In this role, he provided patent prosecution, general intellectual property law, portfolio valuation, and counseling services to some of the most successful and recognizable brands in the world. The scope of Ben’s practice has afforded him the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of industries, ranging from software and technology to manufacturing.

During his career, Ben has been selected to present at continuing legal education conferences and to speak at a variety of events on topics within his areas of expertise.

Before beginning his legal practice, Ben attended UMKC School of Law where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.  While in law school, Ben was a member of and published in the UMKC Law Review, served as Managing Editor of The Urban Lawyer, and received six CALI Excellence for the Future Awards. Prior to law school, Ben worked for the American Red Cross in Virginia after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a Business Emphasis. 

Chanel Rodriguez serves as the Chief Operating Officer and FSVP for Integrated Proteins. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Before joining Integrated Proteins in 2020, Chanel was an Assistant Professor of Education at West Texas A&M University. In this role, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses; served as founder and director of the Route 66 Writing Project; served on the Executive Council for the Texas A&M System Mexico Collaborative; and served as the Virtual Outreach Coordinator for the College of Education and Social Sciences.

In addition to working as an educator for 14 years, Chanel has a strong background in research design and science studying a variety of topics from the environmental impact of the cattle and logging industries on the Australian rainforest; to the tuna industry’s effects on benthic meiofauna in Mexico; to the development of children’s writing skills; to leading quality, international study-abroad experiences. Through these studies, Chanel has developed a robust set of analytical skills to process information and disseminate it to a wide variety of audiences.

Chanel, her husband, and two elementary-aged children are all avid pet-lovers with three ducks, two dogs, and a guinea pig at home.

Olivia is the Executive Administrative Assistant at Integrated Proteins’ Kansas City office, assisting the C-Suite and Human Resources.

Before joining Integrated Proteins in 2020, Olivia worked as the Loaner Car Manager at both of the Jay Wolfe Acura locations in Kansas City, MO and Overland Park, KS where she supported over 10 service advisors, managers, and sales. Previously, she worked at Christopher Elbow Chocolates as a Customer Service Representative. Fluent in Spanish, Olivia is passionate about clear and effective messaging, and approaches tasks with creativity and ingenuity.

Olivia studied Political Science and Fine Art at both the University of Massachusetts- Boston and North Park University in Chicago.

When she isn’t chasing after her toddler and 2 dogs with her husband, Olivia loves spending time with her family, and can be found cheering loudly for the Kansas City Chiefs with a local brew in hand.

Ty Christensen graduated from The Military College of South Carolina, The Citadel, in 2005 with a degree in Business Administration. After college he started and successfully grew an Insurance Agency to over 60 agents in 30 states.

He brings over 20 years of sales and leadership experience to the Integrated Proteins team. He loves the challenge of marketing and logistics provided in dealing with physical products in the pet food and agricultural industry.

In 2019 he joined Integrated Proteins as the National Director of Protein Sales with a desire to help customers deal with the never-ending challenges of receiving top quality products and the best price.

Ty has a wife and six children, and his family is top priority. They currently reside in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dimas Medvedeff leads Integrated Proteins in Central & South America.

He earned his degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing from Universidade São Francisco in 1998 (São Paulo, Brazil). Dimas started his professional career as a buyer in the pet food industry in Brazil and soon after started his own business, focused on importing innovative ingredients to the pet food market in Brazil.

Today he has 23 years of experience in the specialty ingredients market for the pet food industry and he specializes in creating and developing new ingredients to meet the high demand for innovations in the worldwide pet food market.

Dimas currently lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his wife Dani, and children Mateus (17) and Melissa (14) and two Yorkie dogs - Bob and Sheik. In his spare time, Dimas is an avid soccer fan, and his favorite team is the Corinthians. In addition, he has a passion for riding motorcycles, especially his Harley Davidson.

Francisco Melo Cerqueira has more than 15 years of experience in trading processes and indicator management.

He has incredibly high competence in sales, purchasing and environmental management strategies in multinational and local food and animal by-products processing companies.

Previous experience includes sales of hatching eggs around the world and acting as a strong negotiator for systemic analysis in international projects and negotiations: USA, Chile, Colombia, Thailand, Spain, France, Senegal, Vietnam, China, Saudi Arabia, Argentina. Francisco is an experienced professional, with strong dedication to results and implementation of innovation.

Richard O’Toole heads up Integrated Proteins EU and MENA division and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

Richard believes that getting out from behind your desk and comfort zone is key to successfully opening new and previously unexplored markets. Equally important is taking the time to meet in person and appreciating your suppliers’ and/or customers’ perspective, both essential in building and maintaining productive and long-lasting business relationships.

An expert in market development, Richard has successfully identified, permitted and introduced a number of EU pet food ingredients not previously available to a variety of international markets, including Australia and South America.

A long-suffering Irish Rugby and Liverpool supporter he lives in Ireland with his family, which includes two large and energetic hounds.

Serdar Türk has been with Integrated Proteins since the beginning of 2018. After graduating with a degree in Maritime Business Management from Eylül University-İzmir, he began working at his family business making conveyor belt systems. Eventually he restructured the marketing and export departments of this business and gained keen insight into international relations.

Serdar’s business activities have helped him form various positive international business relationships as well as friendships.

“I inherited a love for animals from my family,” Serdar explained, as they always had various pets.  He currently has a Tibetan Terrier and frequently donates time to help stray animals in his home country of Turkey. In his leisure time, Serdar enjoys playing three-cushion billiards and swimming. He also enjoys long walks with his dog.

Serdar finds working in this industry particularly satisfying, stating, “Even the smallest contribution I can make to the development of the nutrition of pets is a success.”

Javier González is an agricultural engineer specializing in zootechnics from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He began his professional career in 1997 in the production and genetic improvement of pigs, as well as in the development of meat quality and control projects.

Subsequently, and for the last 20 years, he has worked in the animal food production industry for human consumption, aquaculture and pets, directing and managing the commercialization of animal fats and proteins. With a great experience and knowledge of the market in Spain and Portugal, he has also specialized in the last decade in the development of international markets, in the EU, South and Central America and Asia.

Focused on knowing and understanding the needs of customers and suppliers, with the aim of developing and reaching with empathy, stable and regular relationships in the long term. He is always receptive to learning new things, innovation, quality and customer service.

He lives in Madrid with his family, is a nature lover, and in his free time he likes to enjoy the countryside, sports, especially mountain biking and paddle tennis, as well as being a fan of soccer, tennis and many other sports.

Patricia Webb serves as the Logistics Manager for Integrated Proteins. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Park University.

Before joining Integrated Proteins in 2021, Patricia previously worked in the Logistics industry with LTL and 3PL freight companies and carriers. She also has previous experience in Human Resources and Payroll.

Patricia has three children-two sons and a daughter. Her children and four grandchildren mean the world to her.

Emily Mettlach graduated from Ozarks Technical Community College in 2001, with an Associate degree in Business Administration.

Previously employed as a Budget Analyst, she has over 5 years of experience in the pet food industry prior to joining the Integrated Proteins team in 2020.

Emily has a husband and two girls, ages 11 and 15, and a dog named Louie. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and watching her girls play softball and volleyball.

Linda graduated Rockhurst University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in biology with an emphasis in Microbiology. Following this, she received an award from the Missouri Academy of Science in research of Tannin Activity on Microbial Organisms. Since then, she decided to take a leap of faith and do something completely different than what she originally mapped out for her life. In the interim, she had taken on several titles and worn several hats including Lead Researcher, Rehabilitation Advisor, Dental Assistant for a brief stent, Insurance Coordinator and most recently Real Estate agent.

She has a breadth of skills including building human connections and data analysis and decided to join the Integrated team in customer service relations early this year to bring the best possible customer service to the company. She is also in charge of logistics and thoroughly enjoys what she does. She likes process improvements and lives to make things better.

Jadon Smith serves as the dispatcher for domestic freight in and out of Integrated Proteins in Purdy, Missouri.

Prior to joining Integrated Proteins in the summer of 2021, Jadon was a broker for one of the largest third-party logistics companies in the US and has years of experience managing freight shipping via truck, rail, air/ocean, and LTL.

Jadon is a graduate of the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe AZ. He pursues audio engineering and production on the side and as a hobby. He and his wife have two young children and a dog.

Ken specializes in logistics & transportation, negotiations, operations management, cost reduction and process improvements. As a former Logistics Operations Manager Ken has assisted many companies in realizing substantial savings during his 15-year career in logistics.

Ken has worked in manufacturing, health care, and 3rd party logistics including management of a dedicated fleets of over 275 trucks to include Intermodal fleets and carriers that have provided transportation for many types of public and private venues.

Paul Kartcheske serves and Vice President of Quality Control for Integrated Proteins.

Prior to joining Integrated Proteins, Paul worked with Tri Star LLC a specialty blender providing high quality poultry protein. Paul worked at all levels in the blending facility operation, but his focus was on the Lab analytical data and Food Safety.

During Paul’s career he has held many roles in Theater and Special Event as Technical Director, Director Administration & Operations, and General Manager. Paul has a Bachelor’s degree in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University, a MBA from California Pacific University, and a Master’s in Environmental Management, MEM-DEL from Duke University.

Paul stays curious and continues to teach and learn from a hands-on approach striving for inclusion and understanding the value of everyone’s creative ideas.

Nathan Walker serves as Associate In-House Counsel for Integrated Proteins.

Prior to joining Integrated Proteins in 2021, Nathan worked for nearly a decade in various roles at Shook, Hardy & Bacon. He has experience in e-discovery, trial preparation, litigation strategy, and administrative law, serving clients in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, healthcare, and information technology fields.

Nathan attended the University of Kansas School of Law where he graduated in 2012. While in law school, Nathan was a member of Douglas County Legal Aid, where he represented clients in both Municipal and District courts. Prior to law school, Nathan attended Wichita State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Political Science.

Dean serves as Director of Finance and Accounting for Integrated Proteins.

Dean graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, with a degree in accounting.   Dean is a CPA and has over 30 years of experience in the accounting field. Early in Dean’s career he worked in public accounting in the audit and tax areas, serving privately held companies. His corporate accounting experience has been with publicly traded and privately held companies in the areas of manufacturing, distribution, and the service industry.

Dean enjoys the compliance aspects of accounting and tax, but really enjoys getting involved in the operations side of the business and adding value through analysis, management reporting, and process improvements.

Dean has a wife, three children, and two granddaughters. He resides in Lenexa, Kansas.

Daniel Poolman Jr. is the Assistant Controller of Integrated Proteins.

Daniel joined Integrated Proteins in July of 2020. He received his under graduate and MBA degree from Baker University in Baldwin City, KS. He brings over 20 years of accounting and leadership experience to Integrated Proteins. His prior experience comes from working in the pork industry with one of the top organizations.

Daniel has a wonderful wife and two beautiful kids – one boy and one girl. His family is his number one priority. He currently resides in Kansas City, MO.

With over 20 years in human resources management, D’on finds people to be her passion. She is skilled in employee management, recruitment, retention, compensation, employee health benefits, payroll change management, employee relations, risk mitigation, policy interpretation as well as several additional human resources disciplines.

D’on comes to us from local government and has experience in both private and public entities. She enjoys watching employee solutions come to fruition and finds helping employees to be rewarding. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her grandchildren and working on remodeling projects.

Santiago graduated in International Business in his local city of Mar del Plata, Argentina in 2002.    
In a city with a thriving fishing industry, it was natural to get involved with a local company that dealt in international affairs selling products such as fish meal, fish oil, fish soluble animal feed and frozen products for human consumption (whole round fish, fillets, HGT, etc).

With all of these very different products, each one with its own complexity, has given him the chance to travel the world promoting and learning on every step of the way. From sales to logistics, dealing with customs, official organisms, or documentation, it’s hard to find a place where he hasn’t been before in the export/import chain.

He still lives in his beloved coastal city of Mar del Plata, Argentina. He is the father to three children: Sofia (20), Manuel (18) and Simon (13). An animal lover, he has two dogs, two cats, and two Guinea pigs (though the Guinea pigs are definitely his daughter’s idea), and is passionate about open water swimming just a few minutes from home.

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Meredith McCann is the Regional Lab Manager for Integrated Proteins.

Before joining Integrated Proteins, she was an emergency dispatcher and resource desk associate at ADT/Tyco/Johnson Controls. She also has a background in biology. Meredith strongly believes that safety and quality are the top priorities in any job.

Meredith was raised around animals her entire life - from cows and sheep to dogs and cats to fish and snakes. She has three lucky black cats now who run her life with (furry) iron fists. She also loves to read, go to the theatre, and play D&D in her spare time.

our team

Great people equate to great results.

eastern usa

Bill Hummer
615 969 1280

western usa

Ty Christensen
402 960 5387

via email

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Executive Team

joe hubbard
founder & ceo
Charlie Hubbard
President & Chief Financial Officer
ben hubbard
Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel
Chanel Rodriguez
Chief Operating Officer, Quality Control & FSVP
Richard O’Toole
vice president
Dimas Medvedeff
vice president
Olivia Walters
Executive Administrative Assistant, C‑Suite & HR

Sales & Sourcing

Ty Christensen
National Director
of Protein Sales
Francisco Melo Cerqueira
Managing Director
Central America
Serdar Türk
Sourcing Manager
MENA Region
Javier González
Sourcing Manager
Europe and Central America
santiago villegas
Sourcing Manager
Europe and Central America


Patricia Webb
Logistics Manager
Emily Mettlach
Inventory Controller
Linda Nwachukwu-Hubbard
Customer Service Manager
Jadon Smith
Cory Harris

Professional Staff

Nathan Walker
Associate In-House Counsel
Dean Quick
Director of Finance
Dan Poolman
Assistant Controller
D’on walker
Human Resource Manager
Meredith McCann
Regional Lab Manager

Operations Management

Chris Lasher
Kansas City Plant Manager
Pete Smith
Purdy Plant Manager
Roy Hazzard
St. Joseph Plant Manager
Jeremiah Higbee
Kansas City Asst. Plant Manager
Phil Rogers
Kansas City Shift Supervisor
1st Shift
Aaron Stacer
Kansas City Shift Supervisor
2nd Shift
Ruby Collins
Kansas City Shift Supervisor
3rd Shift
Dusty Videmschek
purdy Shift Supervisor
1st Shift
Will Smith
purdy Shift Supervisor
2nd Shift


Great people equate to great results.

If your business is located west of the Mississippi River, contact Ty Christensen at 402 960 5387.
If your business is located east of the Mississippi River contact Bill Hummer at 615 969 1280.
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