FEED Business Worldwide - August 2012
Nutreco appoints Knut Nesse as CEO
On August 1st, 2012, Nutreco appointed Knut Nesse as CEO, succeeding Wout Dekker. Nesse joined Skretting Norway in 1995 in the capacity of chief accountant. In 1997, he rejoined the Scana group as finance director of their joint venture in China, then returned to Skretting in 1999, initially working as a controller, and subsequently in various management positions. In 2005, he was appointed as managing director of Skretting Chile. This was followed by his April 2006 appointment to the position of managing director of Skretting's salmon feed business.
Viggo Halseth, currently the managing director of Skretting Northern Europe and Australia, will be nominated to sit on the executive board of Nutreco. He will also be appointed COO of aquaculture effective July 23rd. Halseth, who has been with Nutreco since 1984, will succeed Knut Nesse in both of the latter's former capacities.
With sales across 80 countries, Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and fish feed. It is listed on the NYSE Euronext
stock exchange in Amsterdam and its annual revenue was EUR 4.7 billion (US$5.9 billion) in 2011.
Lallemand Animal Nutrition appoints New Zealand country manager
Lallemand Animal Nutrition, a supplier of probiotics and silage inoculants technology, has appointed Alun Faulkner as country manager for New Zealand. Faulkner succeeds Chris Whalley, who is retiring as managing director and founder of Lallemand's New Zealand subsidiary. Whalley will remain involved in Vitec Nutrition's business on apart-time basis, providing nutritional and technical support to some key accounts.
Faulkner has been national technical services manager for Viterra New Zealand since 2008. He holds a Master degree in poultry science from the University of Natal. Faulkner previously worked for seven years as nutritionist and technical manager for integrated poultry producer, Tegel Foods, prior to the sale in 2008 of its ruminant and third party monogastric feed milling business to Viterra.
Tim Pollock, Lallemand's Regional Director for Australia, New Zealand and the UK, said, "Alun's in-depth nutritional expertise and knowledge of the New Zealand ruminant and monogastric markets will be invaluable to our feed industry and stock feed customers as we continue to develop our feed additive and forage product portfolio across New Zealand and the Pacific".
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