He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Production Engineering from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Zagreb. Throughout more than 20 years of his career he worked in Purchasing, Logistics and Production. He is very experienced in Management and Operations, as he managed mid-sized companies from 250 to 400 employees.
His skills include business planning, budgeting, and reporting according to corporate rules. Damir enjoys new challenges and works well under pressure. He is a team player focused on efficiency, quality, and competitiveness.
" NUTRIS offers work in an international environment through an interesting combination of innovation, excellence, and care for the environment. If you believe in passion for learning, thinking outside the box and continuous improvement, then working at NUTRIS is an opportunity not to be missed. "
" The production of plant-based products occupies significantly fewer natural resources compared to "conventional" production, so increasing its share is a significant step in preserving the planet. "
" The working day at NUTRIS is always busy and dynamic. A very competent team ensures that tasks are solved quickly, efficiently, and transparently. However, I believe that the greatest benefit of working at NUTRIS is based on company’s commitment to be a learning organization. Through quality communication, active involvement of employees in decision-making, as well as processes of continuous improvement, you have the feeling that you are growing with the company - every day. "
Martina graduated in Biotechnology at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in Zagreb. She spent more than 10 years in Zvijezda, one of the leading Croatian food companies, where she worked as a technologist in production and development and led the development and research department. At NUTRIS.tech™, Martina is the Chief Research and Development Officer and leads an agile and dynamic team that creates products that make up the future of nutrition. Outside office, she enjoys contemporary dancing, yoga, traveling, and hiking.
"My job is very exciting, as my role includes both quality control, and research and development. I look at it as a yin–yang position. Part of my job is to be strict and make sure the product is marketed in accordance with the highest quality standards, while second part requires thinking outside the box and designing and experimenting with final products that could include our product."
"Innovative young company that brings new technology to the market and new (more aware and sustainable) view of the entire ecosystem (from nutrition to lifestyle). Working at NUTRIS.tech™ constantly encourages thinking outside of the box and pushing your own boundaries."
"We build a complete story from the field to the table. Thus, we are expanding the possibility of growing nutritively exceptionally rich culture that was underrepresented. We process that culture into final products using brand new way from technological aspect, and it is less invasive for nature. I would say that we “squeeze” the best of the culture. That rounded process is a beauty of the whole story."
Tea graduated Business Economy at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb. She is engaged in accounting and finance, and during her 15-year career she acquired knowledge working in renowned domestic and foreign companies and attended professional educations at RRIF. Tea works as Head of Accounting and Finance in NUTRIS.tech™.
"The job of the Head of Finance and Accounting is structured with predefined monthly and annual deadlines and tasks. At the same it is dynamic, as sticking to the plan in accounting makes a real challenge."
"In the country where entrepreneurs most often choose business in the hospitality sector, NUTRIS.tech™, by deciding to build a factory for fava beans and potato processing, improves the economic prospect in Croatia. I believe that NUTRIS is a commendable start-up project that will set the ground for plant-based industry in Croatia and position itself as high quality producer of starch and plant proteins on global market."
"By its work NUTRIS helps Croatian farmers whose work is often neglected. By combining hard work of the farmers and the agronomic knowledge of NUTRIS experts, more than 3000 hectares of fava beans and potatoes have been planted in Croatia, and NUTRIS will buy them in full. As Croatian fields are ecologically clean, NUTRIS goal is to plant 10000 hectares of fava beans and potatoes in cooperation with the farmers, to export top quality raw materials, as well as to create its own plant-based products."
Ivan has a master’s degree in economics from the Faculty of Economics in Osijek and began his career in the agronomic sector as an administrative officer. At NUTRIS.farm ™ he work as a logistics specialist in charge of logistics, distribution, sales, procurement, and commercial.
He loves teamwork and communication with individuals, customers, suppliers, and carriers. Over the course of 5 years of his career, he has perfected organizational and managerial skills and has a sense of organization, division of labor and optimization of work performance. He is an experienced team leader and often deals with business negotiations, crisis management, analytics, internal audit, processing a large amount of data and other administrative requirements.
Ivan enjoys challenges and loves to work in a dynamic environment of the agri-tech sector.
" I’ve chosen to work at NUTRIS primarily because of the NUTRIS group project and the values that NUTRIS represents. Innovation, the possibility of participating in the development and implementation of processes in the factory that will supply protein and starch to the food industry around the world, participation in developing a completely new production in Croatia, developing a completely new market segment, not only in Croatia but globally, in a company that will be, or already is, a leader in the fast-growing market of plant-based products, working with inspiring and professional visionary colleagues, this is what attracted me and why I chose to work at NUTRIS. "
" My average workday starts with a short meeting with the Site Director first thing in the morning since we work closely together. Procurement, sales, and logistics are in my domain, so for now I spend most of my working days in talks and agreements with potential suppliers to make sure that the factory is ready to welcome the opening and start of work. If we specify a little, it refers to the procurement of chemicals in production, bags for packaging the final product, the organization of various transports, the implementation of processes and standards within the Processes and standards department, as well as many other activities. I would rate my work as very exciting and, as we at NUTRIS like to say, nutristican, given that I have the honor and opportunity to work on the development of an unique factory and unique processes globally. "
" We at NUTRIS are changing the future of agriculture and nutrition from scratch. We are developing the production of fava beans, which so far have almost never been on the agricultural map of Croatia. At the same time, we use that same fava beans in the production of protein for the food industry, i.e. plant based products, and in this way we have moved away from traditional agriculture and traditional processes and are changing the future of agriculture and food not only in Croatia but also in all over the world. "
Angela completed her undergraduate studies in Food Technology and graduated in Food Safety Management at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in Zagreb. She is the winner of the Rector’s Award 2020/2021 for individual scientific work on the topic Functional properties of plant proteins and the aspect of sustainable application.
She additionally gained practical knowledge by volunteering in the Laboratory for Chemical Analysis of Food at the Institute of Public Health Dr Andrija Štampar and in the Laboratory for Sustainable Development at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology. She also improved her expertise by attending numerous professional conferences in Croatia. Angela is Assistant for food quality control in NUTRIS.tech™.
"NUTRIS.tech™ is my choice because it is a company that proudly presents its mission and vision. It motivates and encourages every employee to continuous growth and development. I believe that NUTRIS is an excellent example of transformation and transition to a new era of better and cleaner production and that it will position itself as a competitive supplier of high-quality protein products on Croatian and global market."
"Our production is based on a circular economy, which means that with minimal use of natural resources we turn raw materials into a product of exceptional characteristics that will make part of innovative plant-based food products worldwide."
"As I’ve started my business path in NUTRIS, my daily job includes constant learning and research. As Assistant for food quality control, I am responsible for introducing and adhering to the standards and norms that will ensure top quality and safety of the NutriSmart products."