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Names in the News: August 2020

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

To submit an announcement for Names in the News, please email it to Kristin Bakker at kristin.bakker@farmprogress.com.


AGTEGRA, Aberdeen, S.D. — Milt Handcock has joined the cooperative as Northwest region manager. Handcock will lead the Northwest region locations as well as the entire staff in that region.


AMLAN INTERNATIONAL, Chicago, Ill. — Dr. Kreangkrai “Pong” Sangthongdang has been named Thailand country manager. Sangthongdang will lead local business development and strategic efforts from Bangkok, Thailand. He was previously with Diamond V.


ARM & HAMMER ANIMAL & FOOD PRODUCTION, Princeton, N.J. — Roger Beers has joined the company as global director of food safety. Beers will help develop and grow the food production business and will lead and direct global operations. He was previously with Barrow-Agee Laboratories.


BIORIGIN, Sao Paulo, Brazil — Dr. Alessandro Lima has been appointed global feed business manager.

Dr. Claudia Mônaco has joined the sales team as sales manager for Brazil.

Dr. Thaila Putarov has joined the technical sales team as global technical manager for pets. Putarov was previously with the FCAV-UNESP Pet Nutrition Research Lab.


HAMLET PROTEIN, Horsens, Denmark — hiring of two technical sales consultant to support its ambitious growth agenda in Latin America. They will focus on driving an increased market penetration in swine nutrition and support a successful entrance in the poultry markets across the region.

Dr. Jose Luis Laparra has joined the company as technical sales consultant in Latin America. Laparra will support sales in Mexico and Central America.

Angela Mejia has joined the company as technical sales consultant in Latin America. Mejia will support sales in South America.


INDUSTRIAL MAGNETICS INC., Boyne City, Mich. — Aaron Evans has been appointed regional manager for the western U.S. territory. Evans will cover Arizona, Utah, central and southern California and southern Nevada. He was previously with Kaman Distribution.


WESTWAY FEED PRODUCTS, Tomball, Texas — Blaine Blackburn has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing. Blackburn will lead the strategy for sales and marketing while guiding the salesperson team. He was previously with Cargill Animal Nutrition.

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