August 31, 2017
SUPERIOR FARMS, Sacramento, Cal. — Bob Mariano has joined the company as director of marketing. Mariano was previously with Raley's.
KENT NUTRITION GROUP INC., Muscatine, Iowa — Laura Compart has joined the sales team as fleet retail sales specialist. Compart will be responsible for sales and service of company branded products sold in fleet, farm and home retail outlets throughout Minnesota and Iowa.
Kimberly Flanders has been promoted to store manager of the Bangor, Maine, store. Flanders was most recently assistant manager.
CANADIAN BIO-SYSTEMS, Calgary, Alb. — Paul Garvey has joined the company as sales manager, poultry. Garvey will focus on servicing demand for bio-based feed additives that support "raised without antibiotics" production, including an emphasis on facilitating aligned programs and strategies among producers, feed mills, processors and retailers.
ANPARIO, Nottinghamshire, U.K. — Helen Houghton has been appointed corporate development director. Houghton will assist in the development of strategic new sales channels and specific sales-related projects globally and will also assume line manager responsibility for marketing and the global pricing strategy team. She was previously with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.
CROPLIFE AMERICA, Washington, D.C. — Jay Vroom will retire from his position as president and chief executive officer at the end of 2018, after nearly 30 years.
NEOGEN CORP., Lansing, Mich. — John Adent has been named president and chief executive officer. Adent was most recently CEO.
Richard E. Calk Jr. has resigned as president and chief operating officer.
SANDERSON FARMS INC., Laurel, Miss. — Christy Holifield has been named corporate cash management manager. Holifield will be responsible for supporting treasury and cash management operations and for developing strategies to maximize efficiencies, safeguard assets and minimize costs. She was most recently corporate cash management accountant.
CHORE-TIME, Milford, Ind. — Frank Luttels has been named layer product manager. Luttels will be responsible for managing product lines, developing marketing plans and sharing knowledge with employees, distributors, animal husbandry companies, trade associations and more.
HAYSSEN FLEXIBLE SYSTEMS, Duncan, S.C. — Douglas McGraw has been named president. McGraw was previously with Topa Equities Ltd.
BROOKSIDE AGRA, O'Fallon, Ill. — Mary Doerschuck has joined the company as product registration and compliance manager. Doerschuck will coordinate product registrations, trademarks and renewals and handle tonnage reports, export documentation and accounts payable and receivable. She will also provide sales, customer service and administrative support.
FARM FOUNDATION, Oak Brook, Ill. — Megan Provost will join the foundation as vice president of policy and programs, effective Oct. 2. Provost is currently with Dow AgroSciences.
MAXI-LIFT INC., Dallas, Texas — Matt Porter has joined the company as technical sales specialist for the Great Plains region. Porter will focus on driving sales and increasing territory market share. He was previously with Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition.
NUTRIAD, Dendermonde, Belgium — Karen de Ridder has been appointed business development manager preservation and functional ingredients.
STONEHAVEN CONSULTING, Andermatt, Switzerland — Brian Kopp has been appointed partner. Kopp was previously with Elanco Animal Health.
FIELDREVEAL, Watertown, S.D. — Matt Hesse has been named chief executive officer. Hesse was previously with Winfield United.
VERISEM B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands — Philippe Rousseau was named global chief executive officer. Rousseau will direct the operations of the three primary companies — Brotherton Seed Co. Inc., Condor Seed Production Inc. and Suba Seeds Co. — as well as any future acquisitions or new business developments. He was previously with Syngenta.
ZINPRO CORP., Eden Prairie, Minn. — Daniel Hosch has joined the company as account manager — Iowa. Hosch will provide feed companies, nutritionists and producers in Iowa and surrounding areas with performance minerals sales support to encompass multiple species, including beef, dairy, equine, show and swine, among others.
COTTON INC., Cary, N.C. — Dr. Jesse Daystar has been appointed vice president and chief sustainability officer. Daystar will oversee and coordinate internal and external sustainability efforts. He was previously with Duke University.
SELECT SIRES, Plain City, Ohio — Brandon Thesing has joined the company as regional account manager. Thesing will be responsible for delivering genetic sales support to clients in the Interstate 29 region of Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. He was previously with Minnesota Select Sires Co-op Inc.
U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL, Washington, D.C. — Mohamed Salah Bouthour joined the council as regional marketing specialist in the Tunis, Tunisia, office. Bouthour will support council activities in the Middle East and North Africa markets. He was previously with S.G.S.
Catalina Correa has joined the council as regional marketing specialist for the Western Hemisphere based in Medellin, Colombia. Correa will support ongoing marketing programs in the region, with a focus on Central America. She was previously with Solla.
Yantian Zeng has joined the council as program manager in the Beijing, China, office. Zeng will manage the trade and policy programs in China and assist with government relations and ethanol programming. She was previously with the U.S. Soybean Export Council.
SORGHUM CHECKOFF, Lubbock, Texas — Dr. Kim McCuistion has been named animal nutrition director. McCuistion will assist with efforts related to animal nutrition, market development and end-user relations. She was previously with Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
TOPIGS NORSVIN USA, Burnsville, Minn. — Dr. Kristine Harms has joined the company as veterinarian. Harms will be responsible for multiplication veterinary support, health and biosecurity auditing and training, veterinary responsibilities related to the import/export of animals and other regulatory duties.
FEVERTAGS LLC, Amarillo, Texas — Jeff Baxter has joined the company as global sales and marketing manager. Baxter will be responsible for managing global distribution partnership relations and for leading sales and marketing launch efforts in bovine attractive markets for the FeverTags TempVerified technology. He was previously with Thermo Fisher Scientific.
IMMUCELL, Portland, Maine — Rick Choate has joined the company as regional sales and marketing manager. Choate will lead sales and marketing efforts in the western U.S. region.
Dale Miller has joined the company as regional sales and marketing manager. Miller will lead sales and marketing efforts in the northeastern U.S. and Canada.
BJM PUMPS, Old Saybrook, Conn. — Jay Gallagher has retired as Atlantic regional sales manager.
Steve Mosley has been named Atlantic regional sales manager. Mosley will be responsible for establishing and supporting pump distribution and selling channels for the Atlantic region. He was most recently application engineer.
CENTRAL LIFE SCIENCES, Schaumburg, Ill. — Kirk Dailey has joined the Livestock Feed Additives division as sales development manager. Dailey will be responsible for sales of the feed-through fly control solution for swine and associated products. He was previously with Prairieland Feeds.
Tanner Shelley has joined the specialty agriculture sales team as sales development manager. Shelley will be responsible for sales of the Bug Free Grains lineup for the East Coast territory. He was previously with Vantage South.
Eugene Spellman has joined the Livestock Feed Additives division as regional sales manager. Spellman will be responsible for sales of the feed-through fly control solution for swine and associated products. He was previously with Merck Animal Health.
Dannis Warf has joined the specialty agriculture sales team as regional sales manager. Warf will be responsible for sales of the Bug Free Grains lineup in the territory comprised of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. He was previously with Royal Pest Solutions and Fumigation.
ZINPRO CORP., Eden Prairie, Minn. — Sarah Fan has joined the global marketing team as marketing coordinator — China. Fan will focus on coordinating digital marketing campaigns and communications via channels such as WeChat and the Chinese-language website and will help organize company activities at trade shows and seminars.
Sophie Hansen has joined the global marketing team as marketing assistant — North America. Hansen will coordinate and assist marketing efforts for customers in the U.S. and Canada.
Annette Heijer has added marketing responsibilities to her current role as office manager for the European office in Boxmeer, Netherlands. Heijer will spend half her time working as part of the international marketing team and will lead several marketing projects and event planning efforts to support sales throughout the International Sales Division.
CROPLIFE AMERICA, Washington, D.C. — Ethan Mathews has joined the organization as director of government relations. Mathews will be responsible for the development, implementation and management of legislative and political pesticide policy strategies in support of the organization's objectives. He will manage government relations activities on the federal policy efforts and will engage with external allies and member companies through the committees and issue management teams. He was previously with the National Corn Growers Assn.
ANPARIO, Nottinghamshire, U.K. — Heidi Hall has been appointed global technical manager — swine. Hall was previously with AB Agri.
PMI NUTRITIONAL ADDITIVES, Arden Hills, Minn. — Dr. Benjamin E. Bass has joined the company as a swine research and technical support manager. Bass was previously with Diamond V.
Brynn Kepler has joined the company as technical sales specialist for the Upper Midwest. Kepler will cover sales in South Dakota, western Minnesota, northwestern Iowa and northeastern Nebraska. She was previously with Hubbard Feeds.
Marcia Itle-O'Connor has joined the company as technical sales specialist for the Northeast region.
Katrine Parmley-Gates has joined the company as formulation specialist.
Brad Peissig has joined the company as technical sales specialist. Peissig will support producers in Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. He was previously with Land O'Lakes.
CROPLIFE AMERICA, Washington, D.C. — Dr. Brenda Stahl has joined the organization as director of human health policy. Stahl will be responsible for the development, implementation and management of science and regulatory policy strategies on human health issues in support of the association's objectives. She will work with member leaders to manage the human health and policy groups and committees. She was previously with the Food & Drug Administration's Office of Food Safety.
UNITED EGG PRODUCERS, Johns Creek, Ga. — Dr. Larry Sadler has been named vice president of animal welfare. Sadler will work with egg farmers, customers, supply chain managers and industry thought leaders to focus on continuous improvement and find solutions that advance the health and well-being of hens. He was previously with Kraft Heinz.
DIAMOND V, Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Kevin Corizzo has joined the company as content marketing manager/technical writer. Corizzo will work with the scientific, technical and marketing teams to connect expertise in animal nutrition, animal health and food safety to farm, food and consumer markets around the world. He was previously with BVS Performance Solutions.
NUSCIENCE GROUP, Drongen, Belgium — Roland Brugger has been appointed chief innovation officer. Brugger will be responsible for the future innovation focus of the company, guiding research, product management and product development. He will also represent the innovation team and projects on the executive committee. He was previously with Neovia.
PINNACLE OPERATING CORP., Loveland, Colo. — Robert Marchbank has been named president and chief executive officer. Marchbank will lead the agriculture retail and wholesale distribution businesses across 27 states. He was previously with ProBuild Holdings Inc.
COBB-VANTRESS INC., Siloam Springs, Ark. — Dr. Gene Shepherd has been appointed managing director of world quality assurance and veterinary services. Shepherd will lead the team of health, biosecurity and animal welfare experts. He was previously manager of veterinary programs within the North American facilities.
ARYSTA LIFESCIENCE NORTH AMERICA, Cary, N.C. — Greg Adams has joined the company as territory sales manager for Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and southern Missouri.
FORM-A-FEED, Sioux Falls, S.D. — Ian Wood has joined the company as dairy production and nutrition specialist. Wood will work with dairy producers in the Midwest.
ZINPRO CORP., Eden Prairie, Minn. — Tanner Schmidt has joined the company as account manager — Pacific Coast. Schmidt will be responsible for cultivating sales of performance minerals and providing technical sales support to feed and premix companies, nutritionists and livestock producers in California, western Oregon, western Washington and western Nevada. His primary focus will be on beef cattle, but he also will work with dairy, equine, show animals and all other species.
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