I-Novarum/Maximus has announced that Dr. Tom Stein will be joining its team. He is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and also has a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Stein designed the PigCHAMP software in the 80s and was the cofounder of MetaFarms in 2000. He is a leader in the design of management support software for swine production.

National Hog Farmer magazine named Dr. Stein as one of the “Top 50” most influential persons in the U.S. swine industry of the 20th century. In 2011, he received the Howard Dunne Award from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians for his outstanding contributions to swine production and health.


“I am very proud to join the i-Novarum/Maximus team who shares a vision that I have been promoting for my entire career: improving the welfare of animals and the performance of farm businesses through technological innovations,” said Dr. Stein.

Part of his new role will be to promote I-Novarum/Maximus products internationally. The company is confident it will benefit from Dr. Stein’s technical expertise and strategic advice.

“This new association demonstrates the technological leadership of our company and reaffirms our determination to remain a leader in the agricultural sector,” said André Spilmann, engineer and executive chairman of i-Novarum/Maximus.