Dr. Paul Tillman, consulting poultry nutritionist with Poultry Technical Nutrition Services, LLC, was recently recognized with the 2017 Poultry Science Association Distinguished Poultry Industry Career Award, sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The award was presented during the annual Poultry Science Association meeting in Orlando, Fla., by Barbara Jenkins, USPOULTRY vice president of education and student programs.

The Distinguished Career Award recognizes distinctive, outstanding contributions by an industry leader. In addition to sponsoring the award, USPOULTRY also makes an annual contribution to the Poultry Science Association Foundation on behalf of the award recipient.

“USPOULTRY is pleased to honor industry leaders embodied by Dr. Tillman. He is widely recognized for his many years of work and contribution to poultry nutrition within the industry. It is this kind of service and commitment that has helped make the poultry industry one of the most efficient and productive segments of modern animal agriculture,” said John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY.

Tillman received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Georgia and completed his Ph.D. in practical poultry nutrition 30 years ago at the University of Arkansas under Dr. Park Waldroup. Tillman’s professional career has encompassed such roles as poultry grader for shell eggs, processed eggs, broilers and turkeys with the USDA/AMS; layer nutritionist to some 60 accounts across the United States and Canada at Nutrius/BioProducts; technical services product support for vitamins and carotenoids in poultry and aquaculture, including a period as North American carotenoid marketing manager at Roche; a decade as director of Swine Technical Services, supporting animal health products at Alpharma; poultry nutritionist for Ridley Feed Ingredients; and director of North American Poultry Technical Services for Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc., where Tillman has perhaps had the most significant impact upon the poultry industry.

For the past seven years, Tillman has been a consulting poultry nutritionist for his own company, Poultry Technical Nutrition Services, LLC. In his consulting role, his services include providing sound feed formulas, which balance optimal animal performance with maximal profitability. Tillman is either the primary author or co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, more than 40 abstracts or posters, two book chapters and more than 20 invited papers at both national and international nutrition conferences, including several PSA symposia.