LeanPath Inc., has named three foodservice and waste reduction experts who will oversee business development for the healthcare, education, hospitality and grocery market segments.

Patricia Kelly joins LeanPath to lead new business development in healthcare, including acute care and senior living facilities. Previously, she was the northwest business development manager for Melink Corp., a provider of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for commercial kitchens and institutional building industries. Her background also includes specialization in software and education to support sustainability initiatives.

Ryan Mykita joins LeanPath to lead new business development in hospitality and grocery, including hotels, casinos, corporate dining and food retailers. He co-founded BioSystems Design, a clean technology company which converted food waste streams into value-added products, including animal feed and organic fertilizers. Previously, Mykita was director of corporate sales at Customer Lobby, a Bay Area technology company.

Sandra Nicholason joins LeanPath to lead new business development for the education market, including college and university dining operations. She has an extensive foodservice sales background, most recently as regional sales manager for CJ Foods. Previously, Nicholason managed national foodservice sales for Novamex, a U.S. distributor of authentic Mexican soft drinks and foods. She is a member of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) where she has served 12 years as chair of the Southern Region Industry Advisory Board.

“We are very excited to welcome Patricia, Ryan and Sandy to the expanding LeanPath organization,” says Andrew Shakman, LeanPath co-founder and president. “They each have a passion for food waste reduction and helping foodservice operators achieve new levels of operational excellence. LeanPath’s mission is to take a bite out of global food waste, and we’re excited that these talented professionals will be helping operators connect with LeanPath solutions that will enable them reduce food waste significantly.”

LeanPath provides food waste tracking systems that enable foodservice professionals to dramatically reduce food waste, lower food costs, and operate more sustainable facilities.