April 29, 2019
Aviagen appoints new US sales manager
Aviagen has appointed Jeremy Martin as its new US sales manager who will report directly to vice president of sales and technical service for North America Frank Dougherty.
In this new role, Martin (pictured, right) will manage the US sales team, contributing to Aviagen's "Global Reach, Local Touch" strategy by expanding the business, while helping to promote the success of local US customers.
Commenting on Martin's appointment, Dougherty said: "Jeremy will bring a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the primary breeding business. Jeremy has been successful in all his endeavors over the past 20 plus years with Aviagen. His ability to lead, along with his positive attitude and sincere desire to help our customers succeed will be a real asset to the US sales team."
Martin gained his leadership abilities and broiler breeding knowledge through more than two decades of service to Aviagen. Since 2011, he has supported the sales and service team and led the quality programme group as director of quality assurance. In this position, his key role was to ensure that the quality of Aviagen chicks perform above and beyond customer expectations.
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in poultry science from Auburn University, Martin began his career as a poultry specialist for Aviagen in Elkmont, Alabama, US. Through a series of promotions, he held several diverse positions in both grandparent (GP) and pedigree operations; GP breeder manager, director of great grandparent operations and director of quality assurance.
Martin is currently a member of the Alabama Poultry and Egg Association Allied Committee and has worked with Future Farmers of America in Elkmont.
In line with Aviagen's commitment to training future generations of poultry professionals, he has worked with the poultry science and animal science departments at several universities across the US southeast.
"I'm excited to begin this new journey. I look forward to continuing our pattern of growth by showing potential customers throughout the US the business benefits to be gained from Aviagen's quality breeding stock. Our number one goal will be to meet and exceed the needs of our customers," said Martin.