The Institute of Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) has named Kenneth Thomas as the executive director of the charitable foundation, which seeks to sustain the future of food and feed production through education and research.

Thomas is a business leader with more than 30 years of experience in strategic positioning and company start-ups where he has focused on organizational leadership and problem solving. He has been involved in different capacities in the animal nutrition, pharmaceutical and real estate industries.

Thomas worked in the feed and animal health industries for nearly 30 years, including serving as president of AFI and director of grain processing for Farmland Industries and vice president international business for Fermenta Animal Health.