Our Company Mission

 

  • To introduce enzymes to the world
  • To make enzymes a household product

About Us

Enzymology Research Center, Inc. (ERC) is an organically certified supplier of enzymes to the food, feed, equine and nutraceutical industries. Our close attention to detail and high quality standards have attracted some of the most reputable individuals and companies. ERC was founded in 1995 by Troy Aupperle, whose personal belief in and commitment to our products would certainly qualify as “extreme.” His recent conquest of Mt. Everest on May 22, 2009 and the completion of the 7 Summits has put him into an elite circle of climbers. He says that enzymes are the foundation of his success.

ERC is prepared and poised for continued success in the 21st Century. ERC has continually responded to the needs of its clients through the expansion of encapsulation, packaging and powder fill production capacity. Our new in-house, full-service lab and expanded blending capabilities are just a few of the more recent additions. We now offer the largest and most comprehensive selection of fermented, plant-derived and animal-based enzymes in the industry. The genuine, personal and competent customer service we offer is unmatched. We love what we do and it’s reflected in every aspect of our daily operation. ERC will continue to innovate and cause change as it is truly “The Enzyme Catalyst.”

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History Timeline

1995
Company is founded in Arizona

1996
Produced Bloodworks Manual/Profile/Software Version 1.0
Produced Phase Contrast Live Blood Conditions flyer/poster

1998
Introduced a state-of-the-art 44’ mobile bloodwork unit
Official approval and introduction of enzymes to Taiwan

2000
Produced Bloodworks Manual/Profile/Software Version 1.2

2001
 Relocated company to Minnesota

2002
Commercial property acquired and new building constructed

2004
Construction completed on a 4,000 square foot addition to be used
for production and warehousing
Encapsulation production capacity is doubled

2005
Organically Certified (ICO)
EURO Certified (Baltsert)
All computers and operating systems upgraded to Mac

2006
Completed construction on an additional 4,000 square foot building to be used for production and warehousing
Encapsulation production capacity is increased by 30%
Packaging production capacity is doubled

2007
Powder fill production and packaging introduced

 

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2008
New building construction started on 11,000 square foot packaging facility

2009
Construction completed and production and packaging operations are
officially split between the two buildings
GMP compliant and audited

2010
New full-service, in-house lab introduced
Blending capacity is increased by 300%
Packaging is fully-automated and capacity increased by 400%

2011
Revised and updated website. NSF & NSF Sport Certified

2012
Kosher Certified (Blue Ribbon)

2013
Organic Certification transferred to Oregon Tilth

2014-15
Built new state-of-the-art facility (50,000 square feet)

2016
Added two fully automated encapsulators (medium capacity)

2017
Kosher certification transferred to Circle K
Added one fully automated encapsulator (high capacity)
 Purchased fourth V. Blender

2018
Completed new 8,000 square foot warehouse
Added new walk-in freezer/cooler

Troy Aupperle

Troy Aupperle

CEO

Troy Aupperle’s ultimate mission in life is to introduce enzymes to the world. He has been involved in the enzyme industry for over two decades. He is the founder and CEO of Enzymology Research Center, Inc. one of the leading U.S. enzyme suppliers.

Troy is currently writing an enzyme book as well as presenting his “Reach Your Peak” seminars internationally.

Aaron Busch

Aaron Busch

Production Supervisor

Aaron Busch has been with ERC since 2015.  Prior to this, he streamlined production processes at two leading companies that resulted in a net gain of 18 -20%, and owned his own business.

At ERC he has brought our production to the next level as a very hands on supervisor that ensures all SOP’s and GMPs are followed.  As Aaron puts it, “I work to live and I live to hunt, fish and camp!”

 

Freda Chan

Freda Chan

International Sales Support

Freda Chan is a firm believer of the power of enzymes! She is a certified nutritionist (China), with a primary interest to work cross-culturally to help bridge cultural and language gaps between the East and the West.

She loves to travel so she can experience and understand different cultures. She also enjoys outdoor jogging, golfing, uplifting movies and big laughs!


MEET OUR TEAM – We are personally committed to professionally serving your enzyme needs.

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Schlosser

Emma Schlosser

Quality Assurance Manager

Emma Schlosser received her BA from the University of MN, Morris (UMM). She has many years of manufacturing quality experience prior to starting at ERC.

Emma manages all quality systems including training, SOPs, auditing, and testing protocols. Gardening, architectural drafting, and golfing are all things she loves. In fact, Emma was the first UMAC Medalist in Woman’s Golf history at UMM.

 

Brandon Meger

Brandon Meger

Lab Supervisor

Brandon Meger has a BS from the University of MN, Duluth (UMD). He had prior experience working in the industry, testing products, auditing, writing and updating SOPs, and is FSPCA-PCQI certified. Following all FDA and GMP guidelines, Brandon oversees our state-of-the-art lab and has extensive computer skills. At ERC, he is responsible for improving the efficiencies in documentation and inventory.

When he is not running assays and doing microbial testing, enjoying time with his family and the great outdoors is what Brandon likes most.

Gini Velde

Gini Velde

President

Gini Velde has been with ERC since 2008 in various leadership roles. Prior to this she was in the food industry for 20+ years following strict guidelines and won various sales and operations awards.

Gini is GMP certified and responsible for providing strategic leadership for long-range goals, plans and policies for ERC.

Becky Ecklund

Becky Ecklund

Purchasing Manager

Becky Ecklund grew up in a manufacturing family-established business, which instilled in her a strong work ethic and extreme attention to detail. Her knowledge of raw materials, production processes and quality control have helped ERC control costs and maximize our distribution. She enjoys a job that is challenging and fulfilling.

Recently, she purchased a hobby farm, inhabited it with animals and has been DIY remodeling her home. In her spare time Becky enjoys volleyball, fishing, hunting and camping!

Sharlene Jennissen

Sharlene Jennissen

Sales Support - National

Sharlene Jennissen graduated magna cum laude with a BA from Luther College, Decorah IA.
She is our customer contact regarding business development, managing accounts and related documentation.

Sharlene operates at a very high level and has served on a Health Care Home Advisory Board and edited memoirs from a local author. She enjoys traveling, photography, reading and trying new things!


ADVISORY BOARD – Our panel of experts.

Viktoras Kulvinskas

Viktoras Kulvinskas

Enzyme Advisor / Research Scientist

Viktoras Kulvinskas has been a practitioner in the Holistic field for over 35 years and has assisted tens of thousands through his lifestyle consultation services.

  • Co-founder with Ann Wigmore of the Hippocrates Health Institute – presently rated as the top health resort by the International Spa Industry. Spent seven years in developing the HHI Live Food program – which has been adopted worldwide, affecting millions.
  • Author of the best-seller Survival In the 21st Century plus six other books, with over 500,000 copies sold.
  • Co-founder of Dick Gregory’s Obesity and Substance Abuse Resort – nutritional and educational director for two years both in Bahamas and Florida.
  • Lecturer – Internationally for over 20,000 hours in the field of health
  • Chef – served gourmet raw life food vegetarian feasts to over half a million
  • Bishop of the Essene Church of Christ
  • Planning a School in Culinary Arts (Montezuma, Costa Rica)

Born in Lithuania, during World War II, under a Piscean sky, he received his M.S. Degree in pure mathematics from the University of Connecticut, where he later taught mathematics. For six years he was computer consultant for Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Apollo Project, etc. He is a member of the Physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma. He also co-founded, with Dr. Ann Wigmore, the Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston, where he was the Director of Research. As a nutritionist, he was the personal health consultant to comedian/activist Dick Gregory during his 900 mile run for peace.

Dr. Donese Worden

Dr. Donese Worden

Enzyme Advisor / Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Donese Worden is an Arizona-based physician and global health educator. She is renowned for identifying and helping to bring unique healing modalities and therapies from abroad to the United States. She is on the vanguard of integrated, naturopathic medicine.

Known as a lively and engaging speaker, Dr. Worden is passionate about educating people on taking charge of their health. She encourages patients to use the best from both conventional and natural medicine. For almost a decade, she has been helping clients achieve optimal health and energy. She does this with natural therapies and minimal or no drugs. Her therapeutic goal is to apply leading-edge, customized, alternative therapies that treat the root of the problem, not just its symptoms.

Dr. Kevin Connors

Dr. Kevin Connors

Enzyme Advisor / Chiropractor / Research Scientist

Dr. Kevin Conners graduated with his doctorate from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 1986 (though he practices only under his Pastoral Medical License) and has been studying alternative cancer care for over 18 years. He also holds AMA Fellowships (through the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine) in Anti-Aging Medicine, Regenerative and Functional Medicine and Integrative Cancer Therapy. He is also in the process of earning the same in Botanical Medicine.

Dr. Conners has authored the following books:

Stop Fighting Cancer and Start Treating the Cause

Cancer Can’t Kill You if You’re Already Dead

Help, My Body is Killing Me

Beating Chronic Lyme

You’re Crazy – and other foolish things doctors tell patients needing brain therapy

Lyme Brain

The 3 Phases of Lyme

Is Hell the Only Difference

23 Steps to Freedom.