Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad opened its new U.S. production facility in Hampshire, Ill., less than one year ago and continues to invest in the American market. The company has hired Dr. Haitham Yakout as Director of Technical Sales Support and Wendy Vanden Boom as Dairy Nutrition Consultant, proving Nutriad’s commitment to take further leadership in the specialty feed additive industry.

Dr. Yakout will lead Nutriad’s technical sales support efforts with poultry and swine accounts in the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Yakout received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Poultry Production and Poultry Nutrition from Alexandria University, and his Ph.D. in Poultry Nutrition from the University of Nebraska and Alexandria University.

Keith Klanderman, President and CEO of the company, said, “Nutriad is continuously reaching milestones in its effort to be the best practical solution provider in the industry. Our talented and hard-working team of people, across plant, office and sales functions, knows what it takes to be the best and make an effort every day to achieve just that: being the best.”


Vanden Boom received undergraduate and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees at the University of Wisconsin/Madison. She has broad experience in the sector, ranging from serving as an instructor at Globe University teaching in their Veterinary Technology to supporting roles in the feed industry.

Grady Fain, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Nutriad, added, “We can only realize our ambitions by hiring the best people in the market and transforming them into a committed team. That is just what we have been doing over the past few years, and our recent hires show that we consistently build on that philosophy. “