November 14, 2019


Hamlet Protein appoints new vice president of sales and marketing



Hamlet Protein has made significant investments in production capacity in its Findlay, Ohio, US facilities in recent years and is now ready to increase its market share in the United States and Canada.

To help drive that growth, the company announced the appointment of Grady Fain as vice president of sales and marketing for the NCA region.

Fain has a long track record in the animal feed industry. He started his career in the Wayne Feed Division of Continental Grain Company, before joining Feed Flavors Inc., which eventually became Nutriad Inc.

Fain said: "Over the course of my career, I have always focused on working with companies that bring true value to customers. Hamlet Protein has a high quality product portfolio with a proven track record in markets across the world. I am particularly excited about the value proposition into young animals and the approach into AGP-free diets."

The US continues to be the second largest feed producer in the world, behind China. Hamlet Protein opened its local production in Ohio in 2012, and recently completed a major investment to increase capacity under patented technology.

Hamlet Protein CEO Erik Visser said: "The US animal feed market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.4% from US$75 billion in 2018 to US$85 billion in 2024. Not only will the total feed volume grow, but the need to produce more efficiently will take center stage. Also consumers will drive the reduction of antibiotics in feed, which is where Hamlet Protein can play a role. We are optimistic about our potential in the North American market, considering our track record in other markets around the world."

- Hamlet Protein