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Names in the News: December 2018

A roundup of new employees and appointments in the agribusiness industry.

November 29, 2018

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Names in the News: December 2018
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NATIONAL BIODIESEL BOARD, Jefferson City, Mo. — Kate Shenk has joined the organization as director of regulatory affairs. Shenk will join the Washington, D.C.-based federal affairs staff to increase the biodiesel industry's effectiveness in policy advocacy. She was previously with the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.

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AGRINOS, Davis, Cal. — Matthias Schulze has been named executive vice president, Europe and Africa. Schulze will lead the Europe and Africa business unit, overseeing all aspects of commercial activities across the two continents, including sales, marketing, distribution and operations. He was previously with K+S KALI GmbH.

 

ALLFLEX, Madison, Wis. — Abraham Cohen has joined the company as country manager of Mexico. Cohen will oversee sales and marketing responsibilities for Mexico.

 

ANUVIA PLANT NUTRIENTS, Zellwood, Fla. — Jim Meadows has been named Southeast regional sales manager — agriculture. Meadows will focus on SymTRX agricultural sales and market development covering the Southeast states. He was previously with Loveland Products Inc.

 

ASV HOLDINGS INC., Grand Rapids, Minn. — Buck Storlie has been promoted to product line manager. Storlie will be responsible primarily for determining the direction of the lines of compact track loaders and skid-steer loaders. He will also be the leading customer advocate, product and market intelligence expert and champion of existing and new product development and life cycle. He was most recently testing and reliability leader.

 

BIORIGIN, Sao Paulo, Brazil — Andrea Nagata has joined the company as product manager for the feed segment. Nagata will be responsible for the positioning of products, the global sales strategy and follow-up and the evaluation of new opportunities and launches.

 

BUNGE LTD., White Plains, N.Y. — Robert Coviello has been named executive vice president and chief growth and strategy officer, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Coviello will drive the development of strategic plans, working with the executive committee to evaluate strategic alternatives and ensure that the strategy aligns with new trends and disruptive forces in the global agribusiness and food industry. He is currently managing director, Southeast Asia and China.

 

BW INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, Romeoville, Ill. — Mike Girtman has joined the company as director of product development. Girtman will focus on driving innovative product development throughout the product portfolio, including end-of-line solutions such as cartoning, case packing, palletizing and robotic automation. He was previously with Alvey (Intelligrated).

 

DIAMOND V, Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Dr. Tammi Epp has joined the company as director, monogastric health research and technical support. Epp will be responsible for monogastric health research and technical support, specializing in pet and equine initiatives. She will also help expand expertise in physiology and immunity focusing on companion animals but supporting immunity work in all animal species. She was previously with Central Biomedia.

Ashleigh McNeil has joined the company as regional sales manager for Michigan. McNeil will serve producers, veterinarians, nutritionists and feed professionals throughout Michigan. She was previously with Zoetis.

 

MINNESOTA AGRIGROWTH COUNCIL, St. Paul, Minn. — Tamara Nelsen has been named executive director, effective Feb. 1, 2019. Nelsen was previously with the Illinois Farm Bureau.

 

MOTION INDUSTRIES INC., Birmingham, Ala. — Randall "Randy" P. Breaux has been promoted to president. Breaux was most recently executive vice president of marketing, distribution and purchasing.

 

NOVOGEN, Plédran, France — Stéphane Lemoine has joined the company as deputy director, head of business development. Lemoine was previously with the Avril Group.

 

RES, Houston, Texas — Tim DeGraff has joined the company as western region general manager. DeGraff will provide services and solutions to clients is the region. He was previously with WRA Inc.

 

THE SCOULAR CO., Omaha, Neb. — Andrew Kenny has been named chief financial officer, effective Jan. 2, 2019. Kenny was previously with Archer Daniels Midland Co.

 

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN, Lincoln, Neb. — Tiffany Heng-Moss has been named permanent dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, effective in early 2019. Heng-Moss most recently served as interim dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources.

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