Alltech’s chief information officer, Tim Arthur, has been selected to serve on the Microsoft U.S. CIO Advisory Council through 2013.

The council is a group of 25 customers appointed to offer Microsoft guidance to improve and shape the future of their customer technology experiences. Arthur will be responsible for providing ongoing feedback to Microsoft, remotely and in-person. The feedback, based on Alltech’s experiences as a customer, will offer Microsoft intelligence on product marketability, competitive opportunities and customer experiences. In return, Arthur will have direct access to information from the Microsoft corporate team.