Names in the News: Aug. 23-29Names in the News: Aug. 23-29
A weekly roundup of new employees and appointments in the agribusiness industry.
August 31, 2016
ANIMINE, Sillingy, France — Valerie Kromm has been appointed product manager. Kromm will provide technical and marketing support.
Denise de Senna Cardoso has been appointed PhD researcher. De Senna Cardoso will develop scientific knowledge in mineral nutrition.
DIAMOND V, Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Merle Buyck has joined the Midwest Ruminant Team as ruminant sales manager in Wisconsin. Buyck will serve producers, nutrition consultants and feed mills across Wisconsin. He was previously with DuPont Pioneer.
EW NUTRITION USA INC., Des Moines, Iowa — John Smalley has joined the company as key account manager. Smalley will focus on managing and implementing sales to U.S. poultry producers in the turkey and broiler markets. He was previously with DuPont Industrial Biosciences.
Jess Walls has joined the company as key account manager. Walls will focus on managing and implementing sales to U.S. poultry producers in the broiler and layer markets. He was previously with Quality Technology International Inc.
ARM & HAMMER ANIMAL NUTRITION, Princeton, N.J. — Dr. Jay W. Johnson has joined the company as account manager, ruminant enterprise sales. Johnson will be responsible for growing ruminant business in the South Central U.S., including Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
BIOZYME INC., St. Joseph, Mo. — Guy Rusche has joined the company as South Dakota area sales manager. Rusche will be responsible for promoting product sales and supporting the dealer network in South Dakota. He was previously with Summit Livestock Facilities.
CARGILL ANIMAL NUTRITION, Hopkins, Minn. — Jennifer Becker has joined the Central U.S. dairy team as dairy specialist. Becker will be responsible for summarizing and analyzing records to assist customers. (*Updated)
Tim Sherven has joined the Central U.S. dairy team as dairy focus consultant. Sherven will work with customers in south-central Wisconsin. He was previously with Furst McNess.
Dr. Hank Spencer has joined the Central U.S. dairy team. Spencer will focus on new business development and technical support of customers in Wisconsin and Michigan. He was previously with Elanco Animal Health and Monsanto.
PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION, Shoreview, Minn. — Dr. Anna Pesta has joined the technical services team as equine nutritionist.
NATIONAL GRAIN & FEED ASSN., Washington, D.C. — Jim Seibert has joined the association as manager of regulatory affairs, education and training. Seibert will be responsible for developing new education and training materials to assist members in complying with safety, health and other regulatory requirements. He also will be involved in reviewing and updating the inventory of employee safety education, training and information materials, as well as addressing grain, feed and processing facility operations issues. He was previously with Cargill Inc.
ZINPRO CORP., Eden Prairie, Minn. — Qinghong “Rex” Liang has joined the company as a territory sales manager-China. Liang will be responsible for sales and customer support activities in central China, with a focus on improving swine and poultry production.
OHIO AGRIBUSINESS ASSN., Columbus, Ohio — Nicole Wallace has joined the association as communication and administrative coordinator. Wallace will provide comprehensive communication support and assist in office administrative functions.
PHARMGATE ANIMAL HEALTH, Wilmington, N.C. — Chad Howser has joined the company as senior marketing manager. Howser will focus on product management for the feed additive business and support to the feed milling and cattle industry segments. He was previously with ADM Alliance Nutrition.
Dr. James Skinner has been appointed director of clinical development. Skinner was previously with Alpharma and Huvepharma.
Ray Williams has been appointed manufacturing manager at the plant in Omaha, Neb. Williams was previously with Pfizer.
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