Pathogen control specialist Anitox has underlined its commitment to growth with the appointment of three new personnel. Katie Major and Ashley Drake have joined the team as associate sales managers for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and North America respectively, whilst Lloyd Phillips joins the technical team as feed milling technologist EMEA.
Katie joins Anitox from VION, where she held the position of graduate trainee industry development livestock manager.
"Anitox has given me a fresh perspective," she says, "allowing me to see the start of the feed to fork process.
"Sales is about building a good rapport with a customer and proving the best experience with a top quality product, which Anitox provides. The associate sales manager role enables me to further my skill set on a European scale, exploring opportunities and building new relationships."
With 20 years of milling experience, hands-on mill manager Lloyd Phillips is looking forward to his role as feed milling technologist.
"I'm very happy to be joining Anitox at this stage," says Phillips. "Here's a progressive, forward thinking company that has a lot of room for growth and exploring new opportunities.
"The Anitox approach - science-based research and development - was a decisive factor in persuading me to join the company. I'll be getting hands-on with the clients and reinforcing our commitment to service, while applying my expertise to overcome challenges within the mill."
University of Georgia graduate Ashley Drake was previously vice president of operations at Agra-Med International.
"Anitox offers a fantastic opportunity for me," says Drake. "Such a rapidly expanding company, which offers a great amount of support, gives me an opportunity to really develop my full potential.
"I've worked in the poultry industry for a number of years in live production and sales but wanted a new challenge. Here I'll be able to apply and further my skills in sales, and make good progress through the company."
Roger Mann, chief operating officer for Anitox, comments: "I am delighted to welcome our three new appointments to the Anitox team. Bringing with them a wealth of practical knowledge and experience, I believe we have found three exceptional individuals to join our global operations teams, helping to take the company forward in 2014 as we realize new goals and ambitions."