Cobb-Vantress appoints new president

Cobb-Vantress Inc., a subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc., a broiler breeding company announced the hiring of Joyce Lee as its next president. She will succeed Stan Reid, who has served as interim president since 2020, and will continue to serve in a supporting role. Her background includes working in the poultry industry years ago, Lee most recently worked in numerous executive roles in the animal health sector. She joined Cobb after working as president of Elanco’s pet health and commercial operations business sector. She will report to David Bray, Tyson’s group president…

VNU Asia Pacific appoints Igor Palka as Managing Director

New MD will succeed Heiko M. Stutzinger, who recently became COO of Royal Jaarbeurs | VNU Group Igor Palka (38) has been appointed as Managing Director for VNU’s regional office in the South East Asian region. Based in Bangkok, Igor Palka will be starting officially on the 15th of January 2022.  Mr. Palka is a seasoned trade show executive with over 18 years of exhibition industry knowledge and leadership in Germany and South Asia. He spent most of his professional life with Messe Muenchen GmbH, a leading global player in the…

Peter Fisher Named New President, Aviagen Asia

Fisher will strengthen customer success with experience, knowledge and commitment Aviagen® Asia has appointed Peter Fisher as its new President, which became effective on April 1. In this role, he will provide visionary and strategic leadership for the Asia region, while continuing to enhance service to poultry producers. They will benefit from his industry insight, knowledge of animal nutrition and health and passion for innovating to create greater customer value. During his prior work with DSM Nutritional Products, Fisher fulfilled various international roles, including Vice President of Global Technical Services, Animal…

Novus Animal Nutrition India Hires Dr. Krishnamurthy D

Novus Animal Nutrition (India) Pvt. Ltd. hired Dr. Krishnamurthy D as Sales Director South, East India & Sri Lanka. Dr. Krishnamurthy will be responsible for sales function for South, East India & Sri Lanka region reporting to Neeraj Kumar Srivastava, Managing Director – South Central Asia. Dr. Krishnamurthy brings with him 19 years of experience working across the sales & technical function with Provimi Animal Nutrition, India. He holds Masters in Veterinary Science and Animal Health from University of Agriculture Sciences, Bangalore. Dr. Krishnamurthy, said “I am excited to join Novus International, a global leader…

Hy-Line International announces Commercial Director hire

Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, is pleased to announce that Gustavo Wassermann joins the senior management team as commercial director, reporting to Jonathan Cade, president. He will oversee all sales activities except for parent stock sales to Hy-Line International’s sister company and USA distributor, Hy-Line North America. His role will include responsibility for the sales team around the globe. He will be based in West Des Moines, Iowa, USA. “Gustavo brings to our team a wealth of knowledge in the poultry breeding business,” said Jonathan Cade,…

Satyajit Jagtap joins Perstorp for Indian subcontinent

Global feed additive company Perstorp has appointed Dr. Satyajit Jagtap to lead the sales activities for the Animal Nutrition business in the Indian subcontinent. Dr. Jagtap joined Perstorp on January 18th and reports directly to Perstorp Animal Nutrition Vice President for APAC Dr. Jim Ren. Perstorp’s Animal Nutrition Business has an ambitious growth strategy in Asia Pacific. Its portfolio is based on organic acids and esters of organic acids such as butyric and propionic acid. These solutions have exhibited highly effective properties in improving animal growth performance, gut heath and…

Hy-Line International Regional Director Appointed IEC Ambassador

Hy-Line International, the world leader in layer poultry genetics, is pleased to announce that Mr. Ron Gooi, regional sales director for Southeast Asia for Hy-Line International, is now serving as an International Egg Commission (IEC) Ambassador for Asia. As part of the team of 19 ambassadors, Gooi will use his 23 years of experience in the poultry, layer equipment and ventilation industries to increase awareness and membership of the IEC. IEC Ambassadors are appointed around the world. Founded in 1936 by Henry A. Wallace, Hy-Line was the first poultry breeding…

Asbjørn Borsting elected FEFAC president

The 65th general assembly of the European Compound Feed Manufacturer’s Federation (FEFAC), held June 3 via videoconference, elected Asbjørn Borsting as its new president for the next term (2020-23). Borsting, a graduate of the University of Copenhagen with a degree in agricultural economics, was chief executive officer of The Agricultural Council & DLG. He is now director of DAKOFO, the Danish Grain and Feed Association and Variety Denmark. He is also chairman of the Danish Bio-Economy Panel. “I look forward to representing the interests of European Compound Feed and Premix…

Dr. Smith will serve as Veterinary Technical Service Manager for Huve Pharma, U.S Poultry team

Huvepharma, a global human and animal pharmaceutical company, has named Dr. David Smith as the new Veterinary Technical Service Manager for the U.S. Poultry Team. Dr. Smith has extensive career experience in Veterinary Technical Services for some of the largest animal health companies in the poultry industry. The company believes his track record of success in both technical service and animal health will ensure Huvepharma continues to deliver the service and quality expected as a premier pharmaceutical supplier to the industry. Dr. Smith’s knowledge of U.S. poultry production practices and trends…

Aviagen UK names Blake Williamson new G.M

Aviagen® UK Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Blake Williamson as its new General Manager, effective immediately. Blake succeeds Alan Thomson, who has become Global Head of Technical Transfer. In this new position, Blake will drive the UK business forward by continuing to provide customers with the best-quality breeding stock backed by a strong team that is committed to supporting Aviagen’s customers. Throughout his 12-year career with Aviagen, Blake has built up extensive experience and knowledge of the company, its customer base and the global poultry industry. He says…