Boehringer Ingelheim announces new swine, poultry leadership

Sharon Holt and Dr. Rick Phillips join U.S. team.

November 12, 2021

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Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health announced this week two new hires in its U.S. Swine and Poultry divisions. 

Sharon Holt has been appointed to the role of director of marketing for U.S. Swine and Poultry. Holt has more than 19 years of leadership experience and an intrinsic knowledge of the Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health business across manufacturing, supply chain and commercial functions.

In the new role, Holt will lead the marketing teams for both the Swine and Poultry divisions and work closely with U.S. and global leadership.

Holt started her career at Boehringer Ingelheim in 2002 as a laboratory technician at the Athens, Georgia, vaccine manufacturing and research site, and since then has held roles within the Poultry and Pet divisions and U.S. Commercial Operations. In her most recent role, Holt was responsible for leading the Commercial Supply Chain group’s Customer Care team, which is focused on creating positive experiences for Boehringer Ingelheim customers.

Dr. Rick Phillips has joined Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health as the director of U.S. Poultry Professional Services. In this role, Dr. Phillips is responsible for leading the U.S. poultry professional services veterinary team and will work in collaboration with the poultry leadership team to advance the mission of bringing innovative health solutions to poultry customers.  

Dr. Phillips brings more than 26 years of poultry industry experience with companies such as Perdue Farms, Foster Farms, Merck Animal Health and Anitox Inc. He has experience in both veterinary services and business, including oversight of technical support, strategic planning and team development.  

Dr. Phillips holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, a Master of Science degree from the University of Maine, Orono, and a Master of Avian Medicine from the University of Georgia. 

Dr. Phillips will be a primary resource on poultry health for the industry on behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim.

“Both Sharon and Rick bring a tremendous level of experience and knowledge to their roles at Boehringer Ingelheim, and their respective teams are looking forward to utilizing their talent to better our offerings and the industry as a whole,” said Lara Sheeley, executive director of the U.S. Swine and Poultry divisions.


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