Diamond V’s ruminant expertise continues to grow in Europe, with Paul Willems joining the team as Technical Sales Support Manager – Benelux. In his new role, Willems supports the growth of Diamond V business in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg region.
Born and raised in the southern part of the Netherlands, Willems grew up working on dairy farms and took part in dairy internships in other parts of the world, including Vir-Clar Farms, now a 1,800-cow operation in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA. After finishing his internships, Willems continued his studies at HAS University of Applied Sciences in Den Bosch (HAS Den Bosch), Netherlands, graduating in 2000 and beginning his career as a Junior Agricultural Consultant in accountancy for ABAB Veghel.
Before joining Diamond V, Willems worked for 16 years as a dairy cattle consultant, first with Geurts Mengvoeders and later with Victoria Mengvoeders, both feed manufacturing companies based in the Netherlands. His key areas of expertise include dairy, pink veal, and beef nutrition as well as analysis of herd management, robotic milking, and automatic milking systems (AMS) in order to improve economic returns. Willems is fluent in Dutch, English, and German and proficient in French.