Longtime industry sales veteran Wes Johnson has joined Ceva Animal Health’s swine business unit as strategic account manager for the company's custom vaccine business. In his new role, Johnson will focus on helping to launch the company’s customized swine vaccines to key accounts, as well as growing and managing Ceva’s portfolio of swine products.
“With nearly 30 years of product sales experience, most of it in the swine industry, Wes is the ideal professional to lead our custom vaccine sales efforts and to provide these solutions to swine veterinarians and producers,” says Gary Robertson, director, swine business unit. “Wes is well known and highly regarded by producers and veterinarians and has a thorough understanding of the production and health challenges currently facing producers. His previous custom vaccine sales experience and knowledge will be especially beneficial to our team and the customers we serve.”
Prior to joining Ceva, Johnson spent nearly 11 years as national swine accounts manager for MVP Laboratories, Inc., in Omaha, Nebr., where he was responsible for calling on key swine integrators and consulting veterinarians and providing direction for the company’s swine business. Johnson also has held swine sales positions with Novartis Animal Health, ImmTech Biologics and Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Johnson has a Bachelor of Science degree in dairy science and ag education from Iowa State University. Following graduation, he spent nearly 10 years as a vocational agriculture instructor and FFA Advisor at high schools in Iowa.
As part of his sales management responsibilities for custom vaccines, Johnson works with the Ceva Technical Services team to assist swine producers in diagnosing and implementing custom vaccines to address herd-specific disease problems.
“The combination of swine sales and teaching experience has served Wes well in this industry and helps him to effectively communicate and work with customers in a consultative role,” says Robertson. “He has a tremendous depth of knowledge and unique ability to help producers solve disease problems that impact their operations.”