November 16, 2021


Boehringer Ingelheim announces new appointments in swine, poultry divisions



Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health recently announced two new appointments to its US swine and poultry divisions.


Sharon Holt has been appointed to the role of director of marketing for US swine and poultry. She has more than 19 years of leadership experience and an intrinsic knowledge of the Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health business across manufacturing, supply chain and commercial functions.


Holt will lead the marketing teams for both the swine and poultry divisions and work closely with the US and global leadership.


She started her career at Boehringer Ingelheim in 2002 as a laboratory technician at the Athens, Georgia, US vaccine manufacturing and research site, and since then has held roles within the poultry and pet divisions and US commercial operations.


In her most recent role, Holt was responsible for leading the Commercial Supply Chain group's customer care team, which is focused on creating positive experiences for Boehringer Ingelheim customers.


Dr. Rick Phillips has joined Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health as the director of US Poultry Professional Services veterinarians. In this role, Dr. Phillips is responsible for leading the US poultry professional services veterinary team, and will work in collaboration with the poultry leadership team to advance the mission of bringing innovative health solutions to poultry customers.


Dr. Phillips brings more than 26 years of poultry industry experience with companies such as Perdue Farms, Foster Farms, Merck Animal Health and Anitox, Inc. He has experience in both veterinary services and business, including oversight of technical support, strategic planning and team development.


Dr. Phillips will be a primary resource on poultry health for the industry on behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim.


"Both Sharon and Rick bring a tremendous level of experience and knowledge to their roles at Boehringer Ingelheim, and their respective teams are looking forward to utilising their talent to better our offerings and the industry as a whole," said Lara Sheeley, executive director of the US swine and poultry divisions.

- The Poultry Site