Pig genetics company Newsham Choice Genetics has appointed Derek Petry, Ph.D., as the company's vice president of research and development.

Petry will oversee the genetic advancement program and genetic team for Choice Genetics for both the Newsham and Pen Ar Lan brands. He brings experience in genetic advancement leadership, with his most recent position being with Triumph Foods as the technical leader of the company’s research and food quality/safety programs.