Animal Health International Inc. has promoted Chad Maxon to swine sales manager-Midwest region. Maxon will be based in DeKalb, Ill., and will report to Region President Chuck Vander Ploeg.

Maxon joined Animal Health International in 2001 as an outside sales representative and has steadily grown accounts in all classes of trade, according to the company. He has been inducted in the company's President's Club and Council of Excellence, and was recognized as Animal Health International's 2012 Sales Representative of the Year.

"[Maxon] has a passion for our industry and enjoys the challenge of generating new business," said Ploeg. "He has shown his dedication to the success of Animal Health International during the course of his career and we are excited to see the results of his drive and ambition in this new position."