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Our mission is to provide our clients with the best of support in formulation, technical services and operational assistance so they may focus on building their brand.

Our results oriented vision and strong sense of ownership provides all the rewards of an in-house development team to maximize our client’s financial efficiencies. We take pride in responding to each client's specific needs with direct and individual attention in a low profile, supportive and confidential manner - be it a la carte or start to finish.

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Ron Kendrick has over 45 years of experience in the beverage industry and founded Catalyst Development, Inc. in 1999 as a unique beverage consulting company. His direct experience in soft drinks, bottled waters, wines & spirits provide a platform of knowledge that has been critical to Catalyst success. He is without question a proven leader in beverage innovation

He has enjoyed seeing the company grow beyond his earliest visions and is excited to oversee its continued expansion.

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Flexible packaging, and in particular Stand up pouches, provide significant advantages over glass, aluminum and rigid plastic containers.

Superior Product Protection

Flexible packaging helps assure the consumer of product freshness and safety as it provides superior protection compared to glass and plastic bottles. Laminated film structures provide much better light and oxygen barrier properties that enhance shelf life. As an added bonus the film structure can be tailored to meet the specifics of the product and its environment.

Environmentally Friendly

  • A Stand-up Flexible Pouch uses 28 times less packaging than glass and 5 times less than plastic bottles for a 355 ml (12 fl. oz.) product!

  • Flexible Packaging consumes much less space at home and post use.

  • A Flexible Package consumers 75% less energy than a comparable Aluminum can!

  • Flexible Packaging consumes far less energy in all aspects of transport.

Economically friendly

  • Less package weight means less raw material cost. 

  • Less transportation cost for both upstream and downstream of production



Ron Kendrick founded Catalyst Development, Inc. in 1999 as a beverage consulting company specializing in operational support, technical services (e.g. quality assurance) and product development.

He created a company that fosters a sincere, personal commitment to creating an alternative small-scale friendly approach for  high quality production of beverages; empowering small companies/entrepreneurs to pursue products/innovations with creativity, insight and expertise.

Past leadership roles for our founder:

  • President of the Canadian Bottled Water Association

  • Vice President of Operations & Product Development of Clearly Canadian

  • Professional Member of the Institute of Food Technologists

  • Member in good standing in the International Society of Beverage Technologists

Selective Innovation Achievements the industry:

  • first beverage utilizing a nanotechnology delivery system

  • first shelf stable soluble fibre beverage

  • first ready to drink beverage incorporating ribose to promote proformance

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