Agrivida, a biotechnology company developing technologies for animal nutrition, cellulosic sugars from biomass, and regulated enzymes, announced today the appointment of Dan Meagher as Agrivida chief executive officer. Meagher joins Agrivida from Novus International, where he was president of global animal nutrition solutions and responsible for global sales, marketing, animal research and development, business development, customer service, logistics and distribution and local manufacturing blend facilities.
Prior to his time with Novus, Meagher was president of the Egg Products Further Processing Business Unit at Moark, a producer and marketer of shell eggs and egg products, chief operating officer and executive vice president at MBA Poultry LLC, and vice president at Purina Mills.
"I'm extremely excited to be joining Agrivida, whose technology represents a paradigm shift in delivering performance to the animal nutrition industry at the lowest cost possible," said Meagher.
Meagher takes over at Agrivida as Mark Wong is named to chairman of Agrivida's board of directors. "We are extremely fortunate to have Dan Meagher joining Agrivida to lead our team into this next phase of development," said Wong. "Dan's experience in the animal nutrition area will be critical to driving the commercialization of Agrivida's technology in several areas."
Wong assumes the chairman position following five years of service as Agrivida's CEO. During his tenure, Wong led the company through several successful rounds of financing and established strategic relationships with corn seed and biofuels companies.
Agrivida's new leadership team represents a broadening of the company's expertise, reflecting its growing pipeline of biotechnology products for the animal nutrition, biofuels, and industrial enzyme markets.