Our Company Mission


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

About Us

Enzymology Research Center, Inc. (ERC) is the leading contract manufacturer of enzymes and enzyme-based dietary supplements. Our close attention to detail and high quality standards have attracted the most reputable individuals and companies in the industry. ERC was founded by Troy Aupperle, whose personal belief in and commitment to our products would surely qualify as “extreme.” In 2009, he completed climbing the 7 Summits. In less than four years which has only been done by 17 individuals in the world. In 2012, he finished climbing all 54 peaks in Colorado over 14,000 feet and became a member of the Colorado Club. Lastly in 2014, he became a member of the High Pointers Club by summiting the highest point in each of the 50 US states. Troy believes enzymes were the catalysts that provided the energy and fueled the recuperation making his 25-year successful climbing career free of both sickness and injury.

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 capacities. Our 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 be an agent of change.

Mt. Aconcagua





History Timeline

Company is founded in Arizona

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

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

Produced Bloodworks Manual/Profile/Software Version 1.2

 Relocated company to Minnesota

Commercial property acquired and new building constructed

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

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

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

Powder fill production and packaging introduced

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

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



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

Revised and updated website. NSF & NSF Sport Certified

Kosher Certified (Blue Ribbon)

Organic Certification transferred to Oregon Tilth

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

Added two fully automated encapsulators (medium capacity)

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

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

• Added 2 new fully automated encapsulators (high capacity)

• Purchased 1 semi-automated encapsulator
• Added 3 new fully automated encapsulators (high capacity)

• Opened ERC Catalysts, Inc. as an international enzyme supplier
• Purchased new V blender

• Purchased new fully automated encapsulation machine
• Organic Certification transferred to MOSA

• Opened a 10,000 square foot facility exclusively for probiotics
Purchased new fully automated encapsulation machine
• Purchased automated liquid filling line

• Certified through SQF, SSCI and SMETA
• Purchased new packet/sachet equipment

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

Troy Aupperle

Troy Aupperle


Troy Aupperle’s ultimate mission in life is to introduce enzymes to the world. He has been involved in the enzyme industry for over 25 years. He is the founder and CEO of ERC Catalysts, 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.

Leon Peterson

Leon Peterson


Leon Peterson – Leon is an entrepreneur at heart, and has created and helped create business’s, teams and leaders. Leon’s passion is discovering how humans operate and how to improve performance. Leon’s 17 years in corporate America has allowed him to pursue this passion of improved performance and pushing the human potential. He now brings his talents to ERC Catalysts, Inc. to help in the
growth of this enterprise.
Sharlene Jennissen

Sharlene Jennissen

Sales Director

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. 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.