ABS GLOBAL INC., DeForest, Wis. -- Dr. Julian Casas has joined the company as technical services consultant. Casas will be responsible for implementation of technical solutions through hands-on involvement and training with clients, their staff and local ABS management. He will measure and report the progress of technical service initiatives and seek new ways to deliver value to customers in cooperation with the technical service team.
DIAMOND V, Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- Emily Achen has joined the company as North America resource coordinator. Achen will be responsible for assisting the North America field team. She was previously with Bill Nelson Group.
Kelly Hidlebaugh has joined the company as webmaster/digital specialist. Hidlebaugh will be responsible for maintaining and promoting the company brand through its public and secured websites. She was previously with Metro Studios.
Francisco Ysunza has joined the company as European technical support manager.
HY-LINE INTERNATIONAL, Dallas Center, Iowa -- Tracy French has been appointed marketing services assistant. French will be responsible for managing the company website, compiling press releases, developing novelty and promotional programs and coordinating trade shows and special events.
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, Manhattan, Kan. -- Charles Stark will join the faculty of the department of grain science and industry and the department of animal sciences and industry in August. Stark will serve as the Jim & Carol Brown associate professor in feed technology and manufacturing and faculty coordinator of the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center. He was previously with North Carolina State University.
KENT NUTRITION GROUP INC., Muscatine, Iowa -- Jack Krizer has joined the company as plant manager of the Richford, Vt., facility. Krizer was previously with Dynapower Co. LLC.
LAND O'LAKES INC., St. Paul, Minn. -- Daryn McBeth has joined the company as director of state affairs and industry relations. McBeth will be responsible for developing the company's strategy for state-level government relations. He was previously with Minnesota Agri-Growth Council.
Autumn Veazey will join the company May 6 as director of government relations. Veazey will be responsible for leading the company-wide government relations strategy and identifying issues that affect the cooperative's members and businesses. She was previously on the staff of Sen. Thad Cochran (R., Miss.).
THE MOSAIC CO., Tampa, Fla. -- Karen Swager has been promoted to vice president of phosphate mining operations. Swager will provide overall direction, guidance and day-to-day support for all of the company's mining operations in central Florida and joint ventures across the globe. She was most recently general manager of the Four Corners Mine.
PROTOCOL TECHNOLOGIES INC., Bridgeport, Texas -- Sally Sandford has joined the company as equine sales specialist. Sandford will be responsible for expanding the company's current equine markets and developing new markets for its all-natural equine nutrition and health products.