Names in the News, 1/27/14

Names in the News, 1/27/14

ANITOX, Lawrenceville, Ga. — Ashley Drake has joined the company as associate sales manager for North America. Drake was previously with Agra-Med International.

Katie Major has joined the company as associate sales manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Major was previously with VION.

Lloyd Phillips has joined the company as feed milling technologist for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Phillips will work with clients to overcome challenges within the mill.

CHOICE GENETICS USA, West Des Moines, Iowa — Gratien Theriault has joined the company as business development manager for Latin America. Theriault was previously with Genetiporc Mexico.

CONTINENTAL COMMERCIAL SPECIALTY TIRES, Hanover, Germany — Thorsten A. Bublitz has been appointed business line manager agro. Bublitz will be supervising the international expansion of all agricultural activities. He was previously with SGL Group.

COVER CROP SOLUTIONS LLC, Lititz, Pa. — Dr. Tracy Blackmer has been named director of research. Blackmer will lead cover crop, soil health and related scientific research projects throughout the Midwest and other parts of North America.

GARNER INDUSTRIES, Lincoln, Neb. — Jenny Christensen has been promoted to vice president of marketing for the Garner and BinMaster divisions. Christensen will be responsible for driving the brand strategy and revenue growth through new products and innovative marketing platforms. She was most recently director of marketing.

HUBBARD UK, Quinton, France — Patrick Nicholls has joined the company as poultry technician. Nicholls will be responsible for technical services to customers in the U.K. and Ireland and will also oversee production facilities in the U.K. He was previously with Highbury Poultry Farm Products Ltd.

KUHN GROUP, Brodhead, Wis. — Thierry Krier will become president, effective Oct. 1. Krier will be based at the headquarters in Saverne, France. He is currently president and chief executive officer of Kuhn North America.

Greg Petras will become president and chief executive officer of Kuhn North America, effective April 1. Petras is currently director of operations for Kuhn North America and president of Kuhn Krause Inc.

Michel Siebert will retire as president and chief executive officer at the end of September.

MARRONE BIO INNOVATIONS INC., Davis, Cal. — Hector Absi has been promoted to chief operating officer. Absi will be responsible for global sales and marketing, business development, supply chain and manufacturing teams and will continue to oversee the operation of the Michigan manufacturing facility. He was most recently senior vice president of commercial operations.

Dr. Alison Stewart has been promoted to senior vice president of research and development and chief technical officer. Stewart will be responsible for the management of research and development personnel and operations. She will also continue to lead the technology in-licensing and intellectual property activities. She was most recently chief science officer.

RED ANGUS ASSOCIATION of AMERICA, Denton, Texas — Dr. Twig Marston has joined the association as chief executive officer. Marston was previously with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Northeast Extension Center.

ZINPRO CORP., Eden Prairie, Minn. — Dr. Sou Fei Chin has joined the company as vice president of sales-North Asia. Chin will be responsible for sales in China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

Volume:86 Issue:04

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