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PEOPLE THE INDUSTRY FACES Chuck Middleton becomes Dairy Nutrition Consultant


huck Middleton, residing in Idaho, joined Nutriad as a Dairy Nutrition Consultant. He has had a successful career in agricultural supplier organisations and has served on various advisory boards in the industry. Mr Middleton attended the University of Idaho and received a BS in both Agricultural Education and Animal Science.

Chuck Middleton

Nutriad recently announced this new appointment with Grady Fain, Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development commenting, “At Nutriad we are dedicated to building our sales team with top industry talent for providing best in class service to our valued customers. Our new hires confirm that commitment and we are excited to have him as a Nutriad team member.”

Kevin Stephens is Regional Sales Manager Southeast USA


evin Stephens, residing in North Carolina, joined Nutriad as Regional Sales Manager Southeast USA. Kevin brings extensive experience in the poultry, food and agricultural industry. Mr Stephens received his BSc at Marshall University. 

Grady Fain, Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development commented in relation to his appointment, “The US market faces new regulations; pressure on use of antibiotics and sees continuous consolidation. In that environment Nutriad is committed to take leadership in providing solutions for the challenges producers face today as well as future challenges.”

Kevin Stephens

Constance Samuels becomes manager at AFIA


onstance Samuels joins the American Food Industry Association as their new manager of meetings and events.

She will work with Veronica Rovelli, AFIA senior director of meetings and events, in planning and executing events, partner educational programs, committee meetings, Board meetings and webcasts.

Constance Samuels

Ms Rovelli commented, “Connie brings a wealth of diverse experience, and I’m excited to have her on board.” Ms Samuels joins AFIA from Envision EMI, where she served as contracts and events manager. She has additional experience in the events industry from the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau in Madison, Wisconsin, and White Lodging Services in Austin, Texas. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Virginia State University and is a certified meeting professional.

Vince Peterson becomes US Wheat Associates President


ince Peterson became the fourth President of US Wheat Associates (USW) on July 1, 2017.

Mr Peterson, who has been with USW for 32 years, has replaced Alan Tracy who retired as President after 20 years. Vince’s most recent role was as Vice President of Overseas Operations before the USW Directors unanimously selected him as the new President in November 2016.

Vince Peterson

The USW President serves the US wheat farmers on its Board of Directors and is responsible for implementing board-directed policies and for managing staff; exports market development programs and finances.

Vince commented, “I am very optimistic about the long-term opportunities for US wheat exports as I start my tenure as President. The farmers we represent produce the variety and quality of wheat needed to meet rapidly growing demand around the world. Under Alan’s leadership, and with amazing support from our farmer leaders and wheat commission members, we built a strong base of export sales and talented staff that are well prepared and strategically placed to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Sam Paquet retained as independent manufacturer representative


am Paquet has been retained as an independent manufacturer representative in Eastern Canada for Brock Grain Systems.

Mr Paquet will provide Brock’s sales team with sales and dealer support services in Ontario and other Eastern Canada provinces for the company’s line of storage, handling, conditioning and structural products for grain.

Sam Paquet

With over 17 years of experience in the poultry and livestock equipment business, Mr Paquet has sold and supervised the installation of products such as commercial laying barns and new style sow gestation crates. He is fluent in both English and French and currently resides with his family in Cowansville, Quebec.

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