THE INDUSTRY FACES Nutriad appoints country manager, China
iza Fan has been announced as Country Manager China for Nutriad.
Liza Fan holds a degree in Biotechnology from East China University of Science and Technology and a degree in Business Administration and Management from China Europe International Business School.
She has more than 20 years of experience in the feed industry in China and worked for several international companies. “I am excited and honored to be joining Nutriad. Even though the company is a world leader with sales in more than 80 countries, our presence in China is still limited when looking at the size of the market. I am convinced that the practical solutions for feed intake, gut health, mycotoxin control and feed & food safety that Nutriad offers will quickly gain market share in China,” she commented.
New CEO announced by Nutreco
N Knut Nesse
utreco CEO Knut Nesse will leave the company on October 1, 2018, after leading it for the past six years. Knut has decided to move back to Norway with his family after having lived abroad for many years. His career at Nutreco has spanned more than 23 years. Under the leadership of Knut, the company now has a solid foundation for growth and a clear strategic direction for the coming years. “It’s been fantastic to work in the growing agriculture and aquaculture industries and a real pleasure to work with so many great people across the company,” Knut says. “I wish everyone in Nutreco all the best for the future.” With effect from August 1, 2018, Rob Koremans will join Nutreco and will take over from Knut as CEO of Nutreco on October 1 2018. Rob is a Doctor of Medicine from RSM Erasmus University, the Netherlands, and has an MBA from Babson College, USA. Over the past 30 years, he has held different managerial and executive roles, mainly in the pharmaceutical industry including Serono (part of the Merck Group), Grünenthal and Sanofi-Aventis in The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic and Switzerland. He was most recently President and CEO Global Specialty Medicines and a member of the Executive Committee at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. We welcome Rob to Nutreco and wish him every success in his new role.
Diamond V research team adds food safety and quality Expert Dr Bucky Gwartney
iamond V’s research team recently welcomed Dr Bucky Gwartney, who has joined the company as Director, Protein Food Safety Research. “I am happy to announce Bucky has joined Diamond V,” says Dr Don McIntyre, Director, Global Research & Technical Service for Diamond V. “In his new role, he will be responsible for global meat quality and food safety research across all food animal species and protein groups.”
Dr Bucky Gwartney
Dr Gwartney received his BS in Agriculture, Food Industry from Oklahoma State University before earning his MS and PhD from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Prior to joining Diamond V, he worked for the US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service. He was a member of the agency’s Standardisation Division in Washington, D.C. where he helped to develop meat and livestock standards for the red meat industry.
Delacon appoints Gina Medina as Sales Group Leader Asia
ina Medina is new Delacon Sales Group Leader for Asia. She is now leading the entire sales team in the region. Within the last five years, Asia has become an important business for Delacon, having strong growth rates. Interest in phytogenic feed additives increases, and it shows: Profitability is not the only reason anymore to use them, consumer preferences matter today.
The animal nutritionist Gina Medina joined Delacon as Regional Technical Manager in 2010. She soon became a Regional Sales Manager and has initiated several business development projects and activities. In her new position as Sales Group Leader, Gina Medina is responsible for sales growth development and profitability. Moreover, she will implement business strategies and manage the Sales Country Managers, Regional Sales Managers, and distributors in Asia. “Gina is an important talent of the company. I believe her leadership will strengthen our business and will bring more success stories in Asia,” says Markus Dedl, CEO.
64 | June 2018 - International Aquafeed