Topigs Norsvin has announced the appointment of Dr. John Eggert as chief executive officer for Topigs Norsvin USA. Eggert has been a key member of the Topigs Norsvin USA senior management and leadership team since 2014 and will take over from Dr. Mike Terrill, who has led the company with distinction for the last eight years and who will be assuming the role of senior business advisor for Topigs Norsvin USA, the announcement said.
Eggert will officially assume the CEO position on Jan. 1, 2021.
Eggert has more than 20 years of management experience, most recently as chief development officer for Topigs Norsvin USA. He has led the marketing, research, sales and business development areas and has been a key member of the management team responsible for leading the company in its ever-growing position in the U.S. market.
His early career included genetic, nutrition and meat science research with Wayne Feeds, Cotswold International and Monsanto/Newsham Choice Genetics.
Topigs Norsvin is a swine genetics company renowned for its innovative approach to implementing new technologies and its continuous focus on cost-efficient and sustainable pig production. Research, innovation and dissemination of genetic improvements are the cornerstones of the company. Continuous and strong product improvement will enable clients to achieve significant added value in their production, the company said.