Names in the News, 6/9/14

Names in the News, 6/9/14

AGRILABS, St. Joseph, Mo. — Robin Ruff has joined the company as marketing business unit analyst and sales support. Ruff will be responsible for providing market analysis support for the business unit managers and coordinating market plan implementation with the sales team. She was previously with the American Angus Assn.

Kyle Vincent has joined the company as territory manager for Northeast U.S. Vincent will be responsible for managing and implementing sales and marketing plans within his territory. He was previously with Audley Farms.

BIORIGIN, Sao Paulo, Brazil — Cesar Augusto Porto Martins has joined the company as operations manager for the Brazilian unit. Martins will be responsible for managing the pure culture plant and sugar and ethanol plant located in Quata, Brazil. He was previously with UBG Plant.

CHS INC., St. Paul, Minn. — Jake Hamlin has been named director of state government affairs. Hamlin will be responsible for representing the company's positions and interests on a wide range of issues. He was previously with Cargill.

DIAMOND V, Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Dr. Douglas Smith has joined the company as food safety director of the North American Poultry Team. Smith will be responsible for refining and advancing the food safety initiative. He was previously with North Carolina State University.

FAEGREBD CONSULTING, Washington, D.C. — Dave Lyons has joined the company as leader of public policy and regulatory advocacy services. Lyons will work with the existing national food and agriculture team and the advocacy team to deliver public policy solutions that integrate with the firm's legal services.

FMC CORP., Philadelphia, Pa. — Brian P. Angeli has been named vice president of corporate strategy and development. Angeli will lead broad strategic planning initiatives and direct the long-term growth strategy. He will also oversee all mergers and acquisition efforts. He was previously with Goldman, Sachs & Co.

THE MOSAIC CO., Plymouth, Minn. — Richard L. Mack has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mack was most recently executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.

Lawrence W. Stranghoener has been named interim chief executive officer. Stranghoener was most recently executive vice president and chief financial officer.

QUALITECH, Chaska, Minn. — Scott Frazer has joined the company as director of product development and research for the animal and plant nutrition divisions. Frazer will lead all aspects of the research, product development and regulatory compliance activities for the animal and plant nutrition divisions. He will also be responsible for the full product development cycle, from conception and design to delivery and regulatory compliance. He was previously with Richardson Milling.

Scott Koehn has joined the company as sales manager to the animal nutrition division covering California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and Utah. Koehn was previously with AgriLabs Ltd.

ROCK RIVER LABORATORY INC., Watertown, Wis. — Justin O'Flaherty has joined the company as nutrition analytical consultant and Ohio lab manager. O'Flaherty will conduct and manage feedstuff sample analysis for the Ohio region, in addition to handling regional relationships and fostering new opportunities to grow laboratory relations and partnerships.

STANDARD DAIRY CONSULTANTS LLC, Omaha, Neb. — Dr. Robin Rastani  has joined the company as dairy consultant based out of Sioux Falls, S.D. Rastani will be responsible for helping dairy producers achieve their goals.

TRIVISTA, Aliso Viejo, Cal. — Jennifer Frankenberg has joined the firm as director of the food, beverage and consumables practice. Frankenberg will oversee projects on food safety due diligence, risk assessments and mitigation in the food and beverage space. She was previously with The Kroger Co.

ZINPRO CORP., Eden Prairie, Minn. — Amber Schramm has joined the company as marketing specialist-U.S. Schramm will be responsible for providing marketing services to the U.S. sales team, including planning and executing marketing initiatives, tracking and analyzing marketing data and metrics and managing external vendors to support marketing activities.

Volume:86 Issue:23

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