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INDUSTRY FACES Biorigin has a new sales manager for the animal nutrition sector in Asia


iorigin has a new Technical Sales Manager, Zurong Wang. Wang graduated in Animal Science and has a master’s degree in Nutrition by the Agriculture University of China. He is a Ph.D. in Nutrition by the University of Arkansas, USA. Wang has more than 6 years of experience in the market, as technical sales manager of important animal nutrition companies in Asia. At Biorigin, he will be Technical Sales Manager in Asia of products of all animal species. According to Biorigin’s Global Feed Business Managere, Roberto Vituzzo, “hiring Zurong Wang consolidates one further step of Biorigin’s growth in the Animal Nutrition sector, as well as reinforces our strategy of having a stronger presence in the Asian market. We are already present in that continent, and Zang's work and experience will help us accelerate our growth in important Asian animal nutrition market segments.” Biorigin’s portfolio includes products dedicated to animal nutrition, such as Nutricell (inactive dry yeast derived from alcohol fermentation), Brewcell (brewer’s inactive dry yeast), HiCell (autolyzed yeast), Primecell (hydrolyzed yeast), Selemax (organic selenium), in addition of animal health products, such as MacroGard (1,3/1,6 beta-glucans, immune system modulator), ActiveMOS (mannan oligosaccharides for intestinal health), Protemyc (mycotoxin adsorbent), and ProWean (triple-action package for weaning animals).

Marine Stewardship Council names Marin Hawk as Fisheries Manager


arin Hawk has been named The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)’s Fisheries Manager for US Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico and will be the primary outreach representative for these areas. Previously with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), Ms Hawk is based in MSC’s recently opened Washington, DC office. Geoff Bolan, MSC’s US Program Director, says: “We’re delighted to welcome Marin and to have her based on the East Coast. Marin is well-known in the industry from her time with the ASMFC and brings to the MSC extensive knowledge and experience working with fisheries and promoting responsible and

effective management.” Jay Lugar, the previous fisheries outreach representative for much of the area, was promoted to Program Director Canada.

Celebrating 41 years each in the service of the food and feed industries


n 1974 both Marc Wenger and Joe Kearns started their careers with Wenger on the Technical Center clean-up crew and feed ingredient preparation team. In those days everything was in its infancy when you consider the precision of production equipment today. Mixers, grinders, dryers and all aspects of feed production especially extrusion cookers and dryers after 40 years of developments resulted in changing extrusion from an art to a science, including the ability for total computer control. Joe moved up into drafting and finally into sales where he is VP of the Aquatic Division. “Years ago we had to convince companies to consider extrusion as a process method. Today it is a predominate method of fish feed production”. Marc now a CO-CEO and President of Wenger Manufacturing of Sabetha Kansas, USA. “This industry is ever changing, we had to develop feed production method to optimise floating, sinking and even slow-sinking technology. That does not even take into account the varieties of ingredients and technology to utilise the full range. Keep testing us we are ready to move the industry forward!” he says. “This industry is challenged to feed our ever growing population and we need to improve sustainability of all aspects of the aqua sector.”

Wolfgang Kaster appointed as President Evonik Japan


olfgang Kaster has been appointed as President of Evonik Japan and Senior representative of Evonik group in Japan effective June 1, 2015. He succeeds Ulrich Sieler, who will retire from active service on May 31, 2015 and will return to Germany. Wolfgang Kaster, after completing his studies in Material Science, began his professional career in the Group as an engineer in R& D of the former Degussa AG in Hanau in 1987. After further assignments in technical customer support and process engineering and he transferred to Degussa Pacific in Hong Kong as regional technology and marketing manager in 1996. In 1999, he relocated to Degussa Japan in Tokyo in a similar function. In 2000 he moved back to Germany and became managing director of Prometron GmbH, the subsidiary company of Degussa. Kaster joined Röhm GmbH in 2002 in the Molding Compounds Business Line, and three years later was assigned to Evonik Cyro in Parsippany (USA) as General Manager NAFTA for the same Business Line. Back in Germany in 2010 he became Global Vice President of Sales at Acrylic Monomers in Darmstadt and since 2013, Kaster has been heading the joint Sales & Marketing department of the Acrylic Monomers business. Mr. Ulrich Sieler completed in total 33 years working for the Evonik Group spending the last 12 years in Japan. Evonik is extremely thankful for his dedication to the company but particularly for his leadership during his time in Japan. 56 | INTERNATIONAL AQUAFEED | March-April 2015

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The March - April 2015 edition of International Aquafeed magazine