Mark Zoske is the visionary and CEO of SaltWorks Inc., the first and largest gourmet salt manufacturing company in North America. SaltWorks was first imagined decades ago when Zoske studied the health benefits of genuine, unrefined sea salts. From that ideation, he vowed to revolutionize the salt industry by making high-quality sea salts for everyone, including food manufacturers, specialty retailers and consumers.
SaltWorks became a reality in 2001, launching with just five products. Since then, Zoske has developed the perfect salt for everyday cooking or baking and specialty salts ideal for pairing with meats, desserts, beverages and more. In addition to food salts, SaltWorks offers the highest quality therapeutic bath salts that are entirely authentic and natural.
SaltWorks’ growth has not gone unnoticed. Zoske was named 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Pacific Northwest and has been featured in various publications, including Entrepreneur, The Seattle Times and Seattle Business Magazine. In 2016, the company celebrated ten years on Inc Magazine’s list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. During the tumultuous year of 2020, SaltWorks received gold honors at the Specialty Food Association’s Sofi awards. This year, SaltWorks, Zoske and his team of over 100 employees celebrate 20 years of leading the sea salt industry as the world’s most trusted gourmet salt company.