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Names in the News: November 2020

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

ALZCHEM ANIMAL NUTRITION, Atlanta, Ga. — David Nelson has joined the company as national sales manager for the U.S.


CAL-MAINE FOODS INC., Jackson, Miss. — James Hull has retired as vice president, egg products, effective Oct. 30, 2020. Hull has been with the company since 1991.

Timothy Thompson has been appointed to manage the egg products division. Thompson will also continue his current responsibilities for all of the company's Arkansas and Kansas operations.


CLAAS OF AMERICA, Omaha, Neb. — Ray Ochsner has joined the company as vice president–retail. Ochsner will oversee the development and growth of the business.


FAMO FEEDS, Freeport, Minn. — Dr. Ken Swanson has been promoted to vice president. Swanson will be responsible for the areas of strategic planning and business development while continuing to lead the sales, marketing and technical teams.


HELIAE AGRICULTURE, Gilbert, Ariz. — Chad Bush has joined the company as regional sales manager. Bush will help lead sales initiatives in Iowa.

Scott Chanley has joined the company as regional sales manager. Chanley will help lead sales initiatives in the Indiana, Ohio and Michigan territory.

Cory Palm has joined the company as regional sales manager. Palm will help lead sales initiatives in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.


LALLEMAND ANIMAL NUTRITION, Milwaukee, Wis. — Gregg Koerner has joined the North American team as territory business manager supporting the Midwest U.S. Koerner will focus on supporting feed additive and forage inoculant customers while continuing to grow relationships with producers.


LALLEMAND ANIMAL NUTRITION, Blagnac, France — Isalie Bénéditti has joined the company as marketing coordinator for swine and poultry solutions. Bénéditti will help coordinate global swine and poultry marketing projects and support local marketing and sales teams.

Cindy Jacobs has joined the company as swine technical deployer. Jacobs will be responsible for swine technical support in the Benelux Union, Central, Northern and Eastern Europe and Russia.

Camille Leballeur has joined the company as swine technical deployer. Leballeur will manage field trials in different European locations and will help develop swine liquid feed applications for probiotic inoculants.

Corinne Morvan has joined the company as Aviguard product manager and poultry technical deployer. Morvan will support business growth for this exclusion solution as well as support other microbial poultry solutions. She was previously with Aviagen Turkey.

LAYN NATURAL INGREDIENTS, Newport Beach, Cal. — Dariusz Litwinienko has joined the TruGro by Layn team as European animal nutrition sales and business development director. Litwinienko will provide technical product advice and formulation guidance to key animal and pet nutrition customers throughout the European region. He was previously with DELACON Polska.


NEDAP LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT, Groenlo, Netherlands — Tera Baker has joined the North American livestock team as applications and marketing manager. Baker will work with the North American dairy business partners to spearhead technology advancement and help drive the team's marketing efforts. She was previously with Topcon Agriculture.

Duane Kleve has joined the North American livestock team as general manager. Kleve will be responsible for sales and marketing opportunities by working with the North American livestock team to collaborate with business partners and producers to strengthen business relationships and increase on-farm management success. He was previously with Midwestern BioAg.


ROYAL PAS REFORM, Zeddam, Netherlands — Paul Smits has been appointed chief executive officer. Smits was previously with CTB.


SEABOARD CORP., Shawnee Mission, Kan. — Peter Brown has joined the company as president and chief executive officer of the Seaboard Foods LLC Pork Division. Brown will work collaboratively to drive results and have direct responsibility for all company operations, with a focus on aligning Seaboard Foods' strategy and strategic company priorities with leadership, customers, data and analytics, people and results. He was previously with Butterball LLC.


STANDARD NUTRITION SERVICES, Omaha, Neb. — Dr. Jason Payne has joined the company as a senior technical poultry consultant. Payne will provide technical services and support to customers and the poultry sales team. He will also aide in the development, enhancement and implementation of the poultry feed programs.


STONEHAVEN CONSULTING AG, Frauenfeld, Switzerland — Matthew Dobbs has joined the company as practice leader digital technology.

Rebeca Garcia Escudero has joined the company as analyst.

Katja Glauser has joined the company as analyst.

Christine Hsu has joined the company as analyst.

Peter McCarthy has joined the company as practice leader commercial and strategy.


TOPIGS NORSVIN USA, Burnsville, Minn. — Dr. John Eggert has been appointed chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Eggert was most recently chief development officer.

Dr. Mike Terrill has been named senior business advisor. Terrill was most recently CEO.


VERAMARIS, Delft, Netherlands — Nathalie Gross has been appointed senior global communications manager. Gross will be responsible for communications for the aquaculture business and the Veramaris Pets product. She was previously with Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate.


VETS PLUS INC., Menomonie, Wis. — Adam Yankowsky has joined the company as director of sales. Yankowsky will oversee sales and marketing activities for the Merrick's Blue Ribbon line of livestock health products, the Pets Prefer line of companion animal products and the Probios line of probiotics. He will also supervise private-label and other business development initiatives. He was previously with AgriLabs/HuvePharma.


VITA PLUS, Madison, Wis. — Dr. David Carlson has joined the company as dairy nutritionist and technical services specialist. Carlson will provide technical support for field staff, dealers and customers in southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois and eastern Iowa and will remain up to date on current research and technologies to lead dairy nutrition and management training initiatives.

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