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Names in the News: December 2019

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.


ALLFLEX LIVESTOCK INTELLIGENCE, Madison, Wis. — Kelsey DeBoer has been promoted to advanced monitoring specialist. DeBoer will develop and deliver training for customers, distributors and distributor representatives in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. He was most recently a technology implementation specialist.

Steve Pavelski has been promoted to monitoring success manager. Pavelski will build, develop and lead the North American monitoring success team. He was most recently on the training team.


ANPARIO PLC, Greenville, S.C. — Maury Ore has been appointed vice president of sales for North America. Ore will lead the U.S. sales team. He was previously with Devenish Nutrition.


ASV HOLDINGS INC., Grand Rapids, Minn. — Frank Gangi has been promoted to national accounts manager. Gangi will be responsible for supporting and growing the customer portfolio, including OEM and national rental customers, direct national accounts and strategic attachment partners. He was most recently area manager for welding, fabrication and paint.


BORDEN, Dallas, Texas — Yogesh Sabnis has been appointed chief supply chain officer. Sabnis was previously with CTI Foods.


CALYXT INC., Roseville, Minn. — Vince Restucci has been appointed vice president of agronomy services. Restucci will support the expansion of the grower network and Identity Preserved System. He was previously with R.D. Offutt Co.


ELANCO ANIMAL HEALTH INC., Greenfield, Ind. — Dr. Sara Place has joined the company as chief sustainability officer. Place will help identify new opportunities to improve sustainable business practices, improve the well-being of animals and people and reduce the environmental footprint of protein production. She was previously with the National Cattlemen's Beef Assn.


ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP, Washington, D.C. — Jamie Konopacky has joined the firm as Midwest director. Konopacky will strengthen and expand work at the state and local level in the region. She was previously with the Harvard Environmental Law Institute and the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.


FMC CORP., Philadelphia, Pa. — Mark Douglas has been elected president and chief executive officer, effective June 1, 2020. Douglas is currently president and chief operating officer.


J.P. MORGAN, Chicago, Ill. — Jeffrey Ware has joined J.P. Morgan Commercial Banking as executive director for the Food & Agribusiness team in Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries. Ware will be responsible for delivering the firm's global capabilities, including credit, treasury and payments, capital markets, investment banking and international banking, to clients in sectors that include dairy, grain and agronomy, protein and packaged foods. He was previously with Bank of America.


KEMIN INDUSTRIES, Des Moines, Iowa — Yannick Riou has been appointed president of Kemin Nutrisurance. Riou will lead the pet food and rendering technologies business unit. He was previously with Diana Food.


LOUIS DREYFUS CO. B.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands Patrick Treuer has been appointed chief financial officer. Treuer also will remain chief strategy officer.


MEYN, Milford, Ind. — Joost Weel has been promoted to managing director. Weel will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the poultry processing solutions business unit. He was most recently chief financial officer.


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE, Arlington, Va. — Jennifer Roland has joined the association as coordinator, food safety programs. Roland will work on the Food Safety Program team managing cooperative agreements with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act. She was previously with the Association of American Feed Control Officials.


NEDAP LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT, Groenlo, Netherlands — Tara Bohnert has joined the North American dairy team as business development manager. Bohnert will collaborate with business partners and customers to strengthen business relationships and increase their success. She was previously with Alta Genetics.


OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Columbus, Ohio — Anne E. Dorrance has been named associate dean and director for the Wooster, Ohio, campus and associate director for the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station in the College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Dorrance is currently a professor in the department of plant pathology in Wooster.


PERDUE AGRIBUSINESS, Salisbury, Md. —  Alex Verduzco-Carlson has joined the company’s Animal Nutrition team as territory manager for the Southwest U.S. He will be responsible for sales and service in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Kansas.


PURDUE UNIVERSITY, West Lafayette, Ind. — Nathan Mosier has been appointed head of the department of agricultural and biological engineering (ABE). Mosier will lead the department through upcoming milestones, including the opening of a new and renovated ABE building and the department’s 100th anniversary in the spring of 2021. He is the Indiana Soybean Alliance Soybean Utilization endowed chair in ABE.


QUALITY TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, Elgin, Ill. — Sam Wyatt has been appointed sales and marketing manager specializing in the layer segment. Wyatt will provide sales and technical support for producers, veterinarians and nutritionists and will work with the Animal Health Team to manage existing and prospective customers in the layer market.


STONEHAVEN CONSULTING AG, Andermatt, Switzerland — Matthias Hofer has been appointed managing partner. Hofer will be responsible for leading the company. He was most recently a partner.


UTAH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & FOOD, Salt Lake City, Utah — Dean Taylor has joined the department as state veterinarian. Taylor was previously with Aspen Grove Veterinary Clinic.


VESTARON, Durham, N.C. — Eric Hammons has joined the company as Southeast manager. Hammons will manage sales efforts and distribution relationships throughout Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.


ZINPRO CORP., Eden Prairie, Minn. — Dr. Alvaro Burin Jr. has joined the company as poultry account manager—southeastern Brazil. Burin will provide customers in the region with performance mineral nutrition and business solution sales support.

Manoella Alves has joined the company as global marketing manager-poultry. Alves will create and implement global marketing strategies and programs to drive awareness and sales as well as optimize customer success, with a focus on poultry nutrition products.

Justin Howes has joined the company as global marketing manager-ruminant. Howes will create and implement global marketing strategies and programs to drive awareness and sales as well as optimize customer success, with a focus on ruminant nutrition products.

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