September 15, 2020


Aviagen Asia Pacific appoints new incubationist


Aviagen has appointed Jason Cormick as incubationist supporting its customers across Asia Pacific.

Based within the region, Cormick will support clients with his extensive experience in hatchery management, broiler breeder production, quality assurance and animal welfare.

Originally, from Essex, the United Kingdom, Cormick has worked in the poultry industry for the past 30 years, supporting farms and hatcheries in every generation of the breeding pyramid, from pedigree to broilers. He is an established international poultry speaker, and during his 11 years as hatchery specialist for global incubator and hatchery equipment supplier Petersime, he developed a hatchery management training programme.

"Jason is passionate about hatchery operations and in optimising chick quality," said Dr. Dinah Nicholson, Aviagen's global manager of hatchery development and support-distribution.

"Our story in Asia Pacific is one of growth and success, and the demand for our birds continues to climb," said Greg Hitt, regional technical manager of Aviagen Asia Pacific. "Jason has the right balance of poultry breeding and leadership experience to help our customers achieve continued success in the region."

"Jason is committed to optimising the performance, health and welfare of our birds, while enhancing the businesses of our customers," said Rafael Monleon, business manager of Aviagen Asia Pacific. "We welcome him to our Asia Pacific team and offer him our full support."

Cormick expressed his enthusiasm to play a leading role in strengthening customer support.

"I'm delighted to join the Aviagen Asia Pacific team, and am looking forward to working side-by-side with our customers in this region," said Cormick "My continual goal will be to equip them with everything they need to optimise the genetic potential of Aviagen birds, which will ensure their ability to feed families throughout our region with an affordable, sustainable source of quality protein."

- Aviagen