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FRANKLIN, WI. – Microbial Discovery Group LLC (MDG) announced two recent additions to the company’s Biotifx™ wastewater team to meet the needs of their growing workforce and market expansion. Michael Kastel was named Wastewater Salesmen and Dan Romanek was appointed Technical Service Manager.

Michael comes with experience within the field of sales, having spent past years with Cintas, RAMSCO and Dynamic Contracting Services. Michael will work at MDG while completing his final classes at Carthage College for the completion of his major in Marketing and Sales.

Michael’s initial strategic focus will be assisting in implementation and execution of the Biotifx™ platform. Michael explains, “I have always wanted to have the chance to be a part of something where I could directly make a change in the world. Ironically enough, it was challenging to find a place where global impact and business coincide; until now. I am excited to join MDG and be a part of a workplace family while having the opportunity to sell something tangible that has the ability to make a large scale difference for others.”

Dan joins MDG with previous experience in wastewater research having worked for various companies such as; Hydrite Chemical, Great Lakes Agricultural Research and Industrial Specialty Chemicals. Dan graduated from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a BS in Biology and Wright State University with a MS in Biology.

 “I am really looking forward to starting my career with MDG. It is exciting and rare opportunity to grow with a company whose beliefs of innovation, customer relationship, and environmental impact reflect my own. I believe we can make a real difference at MDG and help create advances towards our market and technological goals,” Dan commented.

“We are very fortunate to have Dan and Michael join the MDG team and we look forward to seeing them utilize their talents and energy in the wastewater division.”  – Ardean Veldkamp

Please welcome Michael Kastel and Dan Romanek to the MDG team.


About Microbial Discovery Group

Microbial Discovery Group is a Bacillus fermentation company focused on the commercialization of microbials for wastewater, bioremediation, aquaculture, consumer and institutional markets.  MDG refines and delivers products and ideas by applying Real Science to a Trusted Process, yielding Proven Success. For more information on Microbial Discovery Group, visit mdgbio.com.


Michael Kastel, Wastewater Sales


Dan Romanek, Wastewater Technical Support Manager

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