April 14, 2016


DSM appoints new president for Animal Nutrition & Health




DSM Animal Nutrition & Health has announced that it will appoint David Blakemore as president of its Animal Nutrition & Health business, effective from May 1. 


As from 1 August 2016, he will formally succeed Mark Stock, who currently holds that position. Blakemore will report to Chris Goppelsroeder, president of DSM Nutritional Products and member of DSM's executive committee.


He is currently vice president (Global Commercial Excellence) with Dow Chemical Company.


Blakemore started his career at Dow, where he worked in different operations and business positions in different areas, predominantly in Dow Agro Sciences. He has held several senior leadership positions both global and regional including in Latin America, as Dow's vice president for International Business, and business president for Specialty Chemicals before assuming his current responsibilities in 2014.


Blakemore is a business leader with over 29 years of experience in driving a strong focus on customers and markets with a disciplined approach to business and innovation. He has a strong track record of delivering results and resiliency in leading people in cross functional teams and multiple businesses, particularly in the agro sciences area and geographic regions.


Mark Stock joined DSM Nutritional Products in January 2008 as senior vice president (Operations) and was appointed into his current position in April 2013.


Before joining DSM Nutritional Products, Stock worked as senior vice president (Global Operations) with Solae LLC leading their global operations organisation.


He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from St Louis University, Missouri, US.

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