Our Leadership

John Rotella 

John is the president and CEO of Ag-Alchemy.

He is the catalyst for innovation, upcycling and food safety. John oversees operations and new business development.

John's experience as a fourth-generation baker brings skills in process management, engineering, food safety, and a commitment to quality that have enabled us to develop an exceptional production facility.

A lifelong animal lover, John currently shares his home with two pugs, Ella and Stella.

 

Heidi Gillman

Heidi is the Director of Business Development at Ag-Alchemy.

Heidi has an extensive background in business development and a true passion for relationship based sales. Her professional experience positions her perfectly to be instrumental in growing this exciting, innovative and sustainable brand. Her love for animals marries with her drive to educate others of 'the story of Ag-Alchemy' and how we have such a positive impact of the lives of the animals we love and the planet we live.

Heidi and her husband share their home with their 6 teenagers and 2 dogs, CoCo & Louis.

Cindy Martinez

Cindy is the Office Manager at Ag-Alchemy.

Cindy worked with the US Postal Service for 28 years, starting as a carrier and working up to her role as post master. She manages the books, payroll, order fulfillment, and makes sure everyone has what they need to succeed in their roles at Ag-Alchemy. If you give us a call, it's likely her lovely voice you'll hear!

Cindy and her husband have a full house between their children, dogs, cats, chickens and ducks.

Alexa Martinez

Alexa is the Customer Service & Sales Support Representative at Ag-Alchemy.

Alexa is currently a student at Iowa Western Community College studying Business. Alexa started in 2019 on the manufacturing side and made her way to distribution. From there, she supported R&D and Sales & Marketing. Her diverse ‘hands on’ experience within the company has proven invaluable. She is excited to see Ag-Alchemy flourishing into a well-known name in the pet food industry.

Alexa lives with our #1 taste tester, Dougie Fresh a well fed Goldendoodle.

Paul Fornier

Paul Fournier is a management consultant supporting Ag-Alchemy. His resources build quality organizations through effective leadership, culture management, and strategy.

Paul’s disciplines include organizational management, strategic development, human resources, operations, and sales management. He consults with both corporate and family-owned business. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC-USA), subscribing to their codes of professional ethics.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Kansas, as well as a member of various professional organizations. He and Cynthia reside in Kansas City along with dogs Simon and Bobby.