June 6, 2007
AB Vista strengthens global team
AB Vista, the rapidly expanding international animal feed ingredients business, has recruited three high profile, experienced professionals to develop its product portfolio and sales in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific.
Dr Mike Bedford is renowned in poultry nutrition circles for his pioneering work with feed enzymes in the mid-1990s, which led to the wide-scale use of xylanase enzymes in wheat- and corn-based broiler feeds.
Dr Bedford has spent the last five years working primarily on phytase enzyme applications for Syngenta. In addition to a successful record for developing and bringing world-class products to the market, he has published over 70 refereed scientific papers and is well known on the industry conference circuit.
After gaining his PhD in poultry nutrition at Ontario's University of Guelph, Canada, Dr Bedford received his post doctorate qualifications at the University of Saskatchewan and Mcgill University, Canada.
He will be responsible for AB Vista's multi-million dollar R&D Programmes in Enzymes and Yeast, working from the company's Marlborough UK HQ.
MY Tan joins AB Vista from Novus Asia, where he had a variety of commercial and technical roles including Head of Sales for North/South-east Asia. Prior to Novus, Tan was with Finnfeeds working with their feed enzyme and betaine range in technical and sales roles.
Being well known to and respected by major feed companies in South-east Asia, Tan will develop AB Vista's feed enzyme and yeast products business in this region and other parts of Asia.
Tan gained his MSc in Tropical Animal Production and Health from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He will be responsible for AB Vista's commercial activities in the Asia-Pacific. Additionally, Tan will work closely with sister company AB Enzymes to continue growth of sales into the feed sector, and will be based in their Singapore office.
Dieter Suida is a highly experienced, technically trained professional who will be responsible for building AB Vista's business in feed yeast and feed enzymes in Latin American Markets from a Brazil base.
Formerly with Novus, Suida had overall responsibility for commercial operations in Brazil, and a technical role covering the whole Latin American region. Prior to that, he worked for the Japanese food and feed business Ajinomoto, where he was responsible for amino acid sales for feed use.
Suida has an MSc in Animal Nutrion from the Federal University of Viçosa in Brazil, and will be working closely with sister companies AB Brazil and AB Enzymes from his base in Rio de Janeiro.