Lallemand Animal Nutrition has appointed Alun Faulkner as country manager, New Zealand.

Faulkner will succeed Chris Whalley, the managing director and founder of Lallemand’s New Zealand subsidiary, Vitec Nutrition, ahead of Whalley’s planned retirement from full-time employment later in 2012. Whalley will continue to be closely involved with the Vitec Nutrition business on a part-time basis, providing nutritional and technical support to a number of key accounts.