HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Dr. Marc de Beer, President of Aviagen® North America, is among four industry leaders recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). USPOULTRY is one of the world’s largest and most active poultry organizations, and is responsible for bringing thousands of industry professionals from around the globe together in Atlanta each year for the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
Dr. de Beer will benefit USPOULTRY and its members with knowledge and insight based on extensive education and experience, along with a passion to drive innovation in the industry. After receiving a Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition from the University of Arkansas, Dr. de Beer began his career as a Nutritionist for Aviagen in 2007, and later became Global Head of Nutrition. In 2011, he joined DSM Nutritional Products, serving in various leadership positions, and then went on to serve as Senior Vice President of Food Animal and Global Nutritional Health for Elanco Animal Health. Last year he was named President of Aviagen North America.
“I am honored to be named to the USPOULTRY Board of Directors, and look forward to working with the association in its endeavor to leverage research and technology to lead the industry forward,” commented Dr. de Beer. “USPOULTRY and Aviagen share a common commitment to bird welfare, health, efficiency and productivity, as well as food safety and security. These areas are key to our success in feeding the world with a nutritious, affordable protein and to sustaining our planet for future generations.”