ADVANTA, Amarillo, Texas — Travis Kidd has joined the company as technical development manager. Kidd will be responsible for supervision of the product portfolio in all crops, hybrid trial coordination, data analysis and technical field support. He will oversee product advancement efforts within the U.S. He was previously with Ceres Inc.
AGRO-CULTURE LIQUID FERTILIZERS, St. Johns, Mich. — Dean Feldpausch has joined the company as senior information technology manager.
CHORE-TIME, Milford, Ind. — Grant Wills has been named design engineer. Wills will be responsible for designing and enhancing products for poultry and egg production, including research and development, 3-D modeling, prototyping, testing, collaboration with other team members and customer interaction. He will also provide on-site installation and testing of products and product improvements.
FARMERS NATIONAL CO., Omaha, Neb. — David Englund has been promoted to senior vice president-farm and ranch management. Englund be responsible for hiring and training staff and supervising field operations involving the management of farms and ranches and the Jacksonville, Texas, forest resources division. He was most recently area vice president of farm management for the western area.
Michael Pfantz has been promoted to senior vice president-risk management. Pfantz will be responsible for oversight of the insurance agency, corporate insurance coverage, the corporate risk management program, security and the information technology department. He will continue to promote crop and property and casualty insurance coverage to clients, farm managers, sales associates and agencies in all states in which the company is licensed. He was most recently vice president of insurance.
Terri Piccolo has been promoted to senior vice president-finance. Piccolo will continue overseeing corporate and customer accounting and will add oversight of human resources and supervision of the farm and ranch management support operations team. She was most recently vice president of finance and controller.
David Smith has been promoted to senior vice president-oil and gas management. Smith will be responsible for managing the oil, gas and mineral management department, including land administration and business development. He was most recently vice president-oil and gas management.
HARRISVACCINES INC., Ames, Iowa — David Ray has been appointed research scientist I. Ray will be involved in developing new methods and technologies to improve products. He will also facilitate the process of product development from research to production.
James Wamboldt has joined the company as aquaculture research technician. Wamboldt will be responsible for the rearing of larval and post-larval marine shrimp as well as implementing and evaluating new procedures and monitoring experiments.
HUBBARD LLC, Walpole, N.H. — Rory DeWeese has joined the company as technical service representative. DeWeese will be responsible for technical service of accounts in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the U.S. and Canada. He was previously with Pilgrim's Pride.
PANCOSMA S.A., Geneva, Switzerland — Axel Jungst has joined the company as senior sales manager for Germany and Scandinavia.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE, Edwardsville, Ill. — Dr. Parisa Fallahi has joined the NCERC research team. Fallahi specializes in ethanol and co-product research.
U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL, Washington, D.C. — Marri Carrow has been promoted to regional director of the Western Hemisphere, based in Panama. Carrow will identify and address all trade, technical and policy-related factors relevant to building and maintaining the market for U.S. grains and co-products in the region. She was most recently director of communications.
VIRTUS NUTRITION, Kimberly, Ida. — Cory Doggett has joined the company as field representative. Doggett will work with dairy producers and nutritionists in the Idaho and Utah dairy market region to improve herd health and performance.
YOUNGLOVE CONSTRUCTION LLC, Sioux City, Iowa — Ken DuBois has been named president. DuBois was most recently vice president.
Loren Field has been named executive vice president.
ZINPRO CORP., Eden Prairie, Minn. — David Spaulding has joined the company as specialty market manager within the U.S. market. Spaulding will be responsible for overseeing specialty market sales activities with current and new customers in the companion animal, equine and other specialty markets within the U.S.