Zinpro Corp. announced this week that, effective Jan. 1, 2020, chief executive officer Bill Scrimgeour has retired, and president Rob Sheffer has been promoted to president and CEO. Scrimgeour had served as CEO, and Sheffer as president, since January 2019.
Scrimgeour joined Zinpro in 1995 and, at that time, was responsible for creating, implementing, influencing and growing the international reach of the organization. Under his leadership, the company expanded into 70 countries and dramatically increased the global footprint and sales. In addition to growing the business internationally, he was instrumental in the overall growth of the company and its new product ventures, as well as in creating a strong corporate culture.
In 2008 Scrimgeour was promoted to chief operating officer -- a position he held for almost 10 years. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing all company departments and managing the day-to-day operations of the business. In 2017, Scrimgeour was promoted to president and CEO, where he focused on creating the leadership team of the future and preparing Zinpro for additional and increased global expansion and growth.
“I have been blessed to work for Zinpro for the past 25 years,” Scrimgeour said. “As I reflect on all that has been accomplished since I started in 1995, I am humbled. I will certainly miss all of the great people at Zinpro, and I can’t wait to see all that they accomplish in the future.”
As president and CEO, Sheffer will be tasked with overall management and leadership of the organization. Sheffer joined Zinpro as chief operating officer in June 2017 after having served in many leadership roles during more than 25 years working in the global animal nutrition business.
“I look forward to leading the next generation of Zinpro Corp.,” Sheffer said. “Because of Bill’s previous leadership, accomplishments and mentoring, I am positioned to lead the organization to growth in new markets and geographies while driving new product innovation and continuing to build a world-class organization focused on improving animal wellness and performance.”