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Shawn Hostetter of Katadyn North America

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Doctor Prepper™ interviews Shawn Hostetter, President and member of the Board of Management, Katadyn North America. The American headquarters is in Minneapolis MN, and a food manufacturing plant near Sacramento CA. Founded in 1928, the company name was created from “catalytic“ and “oligodynamic,” two typical designations for the processes utilized in water treatment. The US subsidiary was created in 1980.

Shawn’s current responsibilities for Katadyn North America include management of all North American corporate management, production, marketing, and sales of brands such as:

  • Katadyn filters––the world’s #1 supplier of portable water purification products, with a worldwide market share exceeding 50%! Water purification systems and products for outdoor, travelling, and camping. The company also manufactures mobile, hand-operated, and electrically-powered desalinators.
  • AlpineAire Foods––meals for camping and long-term storage. AlpineAire Foods (formerly TyRy Foods)has been producing quality freeze-dried, dehydrated, and ready-to-eat instant meals, side dishes, breakfasts, soups and desserts for more than 30 years
  • Richmoor Freeze-dried Foods––known for highest-quality wilderness dining; freeze-dried outdoor and expedition food for the US markets

The Katadyn Group is further diversified in the outdoor market with popular outdoor and camping brands:

  • Optimus Stoves––expedition quality outdoor stoves; cookware and accessories
  • Trek’n Eat––Freeze-dried outdoor and expedition food for the European markets
  • AQUAFIDES––Products for industrial and municipal water treatment via UV disinfection