David L. Rettig

president + ceo, manufacturing

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With decades of experience building businesses in the food industry, David Rettig leads the delivery of Ab E Discovery’s bio-functional feed and food ingredients to customers around the world. David has served as Founder, CEO and President of three egg-related businesses, overseeing their journey from ideation to funding to growth and establishment as leaders in their respective fields. Under his management, Rembrandt Enterprises went from startup to one of the five largest producers of eggs in the USA (and top ten globally) in just 10 years.

David’s interest in the food industry began at a young age, working for the family’s egg grading operation in Iowa and eventually partnering with his father to establish egg supply business Hoffman-Rettig Foods (named after his grandfather, naturally). While growing the business, David also pursued a career in politics–he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in government–by serving as political director for both Bob and Elizabeth Dole during several campaigns.

David enjoys running marathons and ultramarathons, travel, reading and spending time with his wife Jennifer and children Bogdan and Katya.