Dan Blackshear has joined SteriFx Inc., Shreveport, La., as corporate advisor. Blackshear brings 40 years of poultry experience to his new position where he will assist in helping SteriFx in the development of pathogen reduction solutions.

Most recently, Blackshear served as president of sales, marketing and R&D, and as advisor to the chief executive officer for Butterball LLC. Prior to joining Butterball he was president and CEO of Carolina Turkeys for 12 years. He was also on the leadership teams at Cuddy Farms Inc. and Pillsbury Farms/Country Pride Foods/ConAgra Poultry for 12 and 11 years, respectively.

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SteriFx Inc. provides pathogen control systems, and microbiological and regulatory consulting services for a variety of markets, as well as providing up-to-date information on new regulatory requirements.