March 18, 2019


AB Vista appoints industry expert to US ruminant team




Livestock nutrition specialist Dr Cathy Bandyk has joined AB Vista as ruminant technical manager for NAFTA and will support customers across North America, Mexico and Brazil.


Working within the commercial ruminant team, Bandyk will provide technical advice and information on AB Vista's ruminant products which include liquid pre-treatment VistaPre-T and live yeast Vistacell.


A three-time Kansas State University graduate with a PhD in ruminant nutrition, Bandyk brings to the role more than 20 years' experience in industry, prior to which she owned and operated a crop and livestock farm.


Bruce Hageman, North America ruminant commercial manager at AB Vista, explained that this combination of skills will prove invaluable within Bandyk's role.


"Cathy's diverse mix of academic, industry and personal business experience equips her with a unique understanding of different stakeholder perspectives. Her time in farm management means she will appreciate our customers' needs and challenges - whilst her industry insights will prove valuable in helping to steer market-led research and development," Hageman said.


A former AFIA Member of the Year, Bandyk contributes to a number of the organisation's committees across the fields of feed, ruminant nutrition and education.


- AB Vista