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November 13, 2018


Land O' Lakes appoints world class innovator to feed additives R&D platform

 
 

US agricultural co-operative Land O'Lakes has announced the appointment of Dr. David Bravo as director for innovation and technology scouting within its Animal Nutrition Technical Innovation team.


"David is one of the shining stars in feed additive innovation and an example of the continued investment Land O'Lakes is making to accelerate our growth in feed additives" said Dave Hoogmoed, president of Purina Animal Nutrition. "His track record at delivering innovation and value to customers is tremendous".


Dr. Bravo was most recently the chief innovation officer and an executive committee member at Swiss-based Pancosma.  For the past 12 years, he has led their innovation department overseeing an in-house team of researchers and external research collaborations. Prior to joining Pancosma, Dr. Bravo spent eight years in R&D in ruminant and poultry for InVivo NSA.


Dr. Bravo is one of the foremost experts in gut immunology, gut sensing, and gut microbiology.  He has received more than 10 patents and authored or co-authored more than 70 peer reviewed papers including "The Gut as a Sensory Organ" published in Nature in 2013.


Dr. Bravo received his BS degree in nutrition from INA Paris-Grignon, MS degree (honors first class) in molecular physiology from University Aix Marseille and PhD (honors first class) in dairy cow nutrition from AgroParisTech.  He also completed the intensive Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School in 2018.


Land O'Lakes is continuing to focus on developing feed additives through customer insights and expertise in nutrition, health, and management in livestock and poultry. 


With deep research capabilities and investment, exclusive partnerships with industry-leading companies from across the globe, and top talent, Land O'Lakes' feed additives business, PMI, continues to experience significant growth.


- Land O'Lakes

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