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Names in the News

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

BELSTRA MILLING CO., DeMotte, Ind. — Nick DeKryger has been named vice president of business and finance. DeKryger will be responsible for accounting/bookkeeping/contracting for the feed division and the pig division. He will also manage the feed mill manager specialists and the farm maintenance team.

Ben Fox has been named premix plant supervisor. Fox will be responsible for overseeing premix plant employees and strategically planning all work performed in the premix plant.

Aaron Hart has been named director of feed manufacturing. Hart will be responsible for the management of the DeMotte Feed plant, DeMotte Premix plant, Kouts Feed plant and the Farmersville Pellet plant. He will also be responsible for overseeing order entry, along with quality assurance/quality control and compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Tracy Hoaks has been named feed mill manager specialist. Hoaks will be responsible for validating formula changes, verifying manufactured product pricing and feed mill analytics.

Drew Mellon has been named feed plant supervisor. Mellon will be responsible for overseeing feed plant and textured feed line employees as well as strategically planning all work performed in the DeMotte Feed plant.

Larry Mrozinski has been named vice president of sales and nutrition. Mrozinski will be responsible for management of retail sales, dairy sales and distributor/dealer sales, as well as for technical nutrition issues.

TYSON FOODS INC., Springdale, Ark. — Tom Hayes has been named chief executive officer, effective Dec. 31. Hayes will continue to serve as president. Hayes is currently president.

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