January 8, 2019
Nedap expands swine division sales team
Nedap is expanding its sales team to further support swine producers in reaching their goals.
Ton Van Den Akker joins the team as the International Sales Manager of Central and Eastern Europe, while Hans Hoevink takes on the role of the International Sales Manager of Asia Pacific. José Roberto Simeone will be Nedap's International Sales Manager for Latin America.
Ton van den Akker
Van Den Akker has been working in the swine industry since 1985 with a proven track record in account management and swine genetics. His knowledge and experience form a solid base for his position as the Nedap International Sales Manager Central and Eastern Europe.
"More pig farms are continuously moving toward collecting data, as well as identifying and managing animals individually, to increase results and save costs," says Van Den Akker. "Nedap's business goals fit these market trends perfectly."
Hoevink joins the team as the International Sales Manager of Asia Pacific. This area includes the following countries: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. China is served by a dedicated local sales team with an office in Shanghai.
Hoevink's experiences in account management coupled with extensive knowledge of solutions in the swine industry make him a tremendous addition to the team. He has a passion for using technology and collecting data to manage sow group housing. His experience and network in the Asia Pacific will help running in this dynamic region.
José Roberto Simeone
Simeone will help Spanish-, Portuguese- and English-speaking pork producers and professional dealer network in Latin America use Nedap technology to manage sows in a group setting. His previous jobs were with multinational agricultural companies, such as ADM and Cargill Inc. Simeone earned his MBA degree at the School of Management in Maastricht, the Netherlands the past year.