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On the Job: Donald S. Thielemann

Fiberstar, Inc., 713 St. Croix St., announces that Donald S. Thielemann has joined the company as vice president of sales & marketing.

He will report to CEO John Haen who expressed his expectation that Thielemann’s business building strengths, experience and expertise will prove a strong driver of the company’s growth plans.   

Thielemann joins Fiberstar from DST Associates, a CPG business development consulting firm he founded and served as managing director.

He began his career with Procter & Gamble during which he led the introduction of a National Accounts Division.

Since P&G, Thielemann successfully served as chief sales & marketing officer for manufacturing, broker and media organizations, and in general management roles, all involving fast-moving Consumer Packaged Goods.

Before consulting, he held Hardlines & Home Private Brand responsibility, as well as product development and package design at Kmart Corporation. Thielemann received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and master’s degree from Golden Gate University.

Founded in 1998, Fiberstar has worldwide connections in natural, functional food ingredients and enhancement solutions that help food manufacturers realize the full potential and quality of their products.  For more on Fiberstar, go to