BetaTec Hop Products promotes Forte to president

By BetaTec | October 03, 2018

Chicago native, John Forte, brings 25-plus years of food ingredients and agribusiness industry expertise to the newly appointed position of president. Forte previously held the position of vice president of BetaTec over the last 4 years.

Currently out of the BetaTec global HQ in Washington, D.C., John Forte has shown to be a proven leader of this division of John I. Haas Inc. Since joining the company in 2014, Forte has spearheaded major strategy and organizational shifts expanding BetaTec's global presence in multiple industries.

As Vice President of BetaTec, Forte implemented the U.K. based BetaTec Innovation Centre—a state of the art laboratory office that enables in-house technical integration from R&D to QA services. Previously, Forte has worked successfully in the stevia, sweeteners, and starch markets worldwide.   

"Over the course of the last four years, John has built BetaTec into a cohesive company with a global presence to serve multiple industries and customers effectively," says Alex Barth, CEO of John I. Haas. "John is driven by a passion to provide BetaTec's existing and prospective customers a natural solution to the common chemical treatment regimens," Barth adds, "John and his team continue to look for new ways of unlocking the powers of hops for markets beyond the brewing industry." 

Forte received his MBA in Organizational Leadership & Economics from Rosemont College, Summa Cum Laude. Additional graduating from Saint Joseph's University with a degree in International Food Marketing. Forte and his wife of 26 years, Kathleen, reside in the Washington, D.C. area.