June 15, 2021

Amlan appoints APEC sales manager


Amlan International has appointed Saksake Pacharadit as its new regional sales manager for the Asia Pacific region (APEC).


Pacharadit is the latest addition to the Amlan team in the region to help producers and feed industry customers meet growing demand for animal protein. Poultry production in the region expanded by 56% in the last decade, with the growth trend expected to continue. Pork production is expected to increase by 21% by 2028, according to the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service.


As regional sales manager, Pacharadit will plan and execute regional strategy and accelerate sales growth for Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia. With the growth of poultry and swine production in the APEC region, he will build and lead the customer-focused team in delivering Amlan's proprietary mineral-based feed additive solutions and providing service and technical support to producers.


With increasing production challenges in livestock and poultry production, Pacharadit will ensure Amlan's goals are aligned with producers' objectives of improving production efficiencies and profitability.


"Poultry production in Southeast Asia is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, accounting for one-third of global production by 2023. With his extensive poultry experience in the APEC region, Saksake will provide valuable knowledge in helping us deliver long-term value and profitable solutions to our customers through our novel feed additive technology," said Fred Kao, vice president of global sales at Amlan International. "We are extremely excited to welcome Saksake to the Amlan team. We know he will lead his team effectively in strengthening our operations in the region."


After years of leading sales and technical service across Asia, Pacharadit comes to Amlan with a wealth of experience building customer relationships and setting sales strategy. Most recently, he worked as an assistant vice president for a prominent genetics company where he was responsible for the sales and technical service teams. He also worked to acquire new business across Asia.


"Amlan is at the forefront of developing and introducing natural mineral-based feed additive solutions to the global market," said Dan Jaffee, president and chief executive officer of Oil-Dri Corporation of America. Jaffee is also president and general manager of Amlan.


He added: "With Saksake joining our talented team of industry professionals, we know he will only help strengthen our operations and be a valuable asset in meeting evolving consumer demands for high-quality animal protein."


Pacharadit has a bachelor's degree in business marketing from Rangsit University in Thailand and a master's in business in marketing from Victoria University of Technology in Australia. He is also pursuing his PhD in research and education development from Srinakarinwirot University in Thailand.


- Amlan