Select Genetics is pleased to announce exciting changes and additions to its Hatchery Management Team. Michael Iseman has taken on the role of Hatchery Manager for the new hatchery being built in Terre Haute, Indiana; Enrique Aguirre has been named Hatchery Manager for Osceola, Iowa and Demitrio Barajas Pimentel is the new Hatchery Manager for Willmar, Minnesota. Kevin Lynch, Chief Operations Officer, noted “We are fortunate to have a strong group of experienced managers operating our hatcheries. Michael, Enrique and Demitrio are part of a team that is committed to producing high quality poults for the turkey industry.”
Michael Iseman, Hatchery Manager Terre Haute, Indiana
Michael Iseman brings over 30 years of experience in the poultry industry to his role in Indiana. In 2016 he came to the Select Genetics hatchery in Iowa from the Aviagen chicken hatchery in Pageland, South Carolina where he had worked since 1998. As Hatchery Manager in Pageland, Michael was instrumental in the renovation to Jamesway Single Stage Platinum incubation equipment. Michael’s drive, enthusiasm and experience will be a strong asset during the construction, start-up and then the ongoing operation of this new hatchery in Indiana.
Enrique Aguirre, Hatchery Manager Osceola, Iowa
Enrique Aguirre has been working in the poultry industry for over 25 years. After his start as a chick sexor in Mexico for companies such as Bachoco, he emigrated to the United States to work for the Aviagen chicken hatchery in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Enrique broadened his experience with Moy Park in Northern Ireland prior to returning to Aviagen in 2000 to work with Michael Iseman at the Pageland, South Carolina hatchery. Enrique was serving as Assistant Hatchery Manager before joining Select Genetics in Iowa.
Demitrio Barajas Pimentel, Hatchery Manager Willmar, Minnesota
Demitrio Barajas Pimentel was raised in a farming family and started in poultry with Foster Farms in 2005. He gained experience and knowledge working in various divisions within the company and was named Interim Hatchery Manager for their Fresno Hatchery in 2016. He also played a key role in the transition from the Fresno Hatchery to the new Walnut facility. In 2017 Demitrio moved to Minnesota and joined Nova-Tech Engineering as an Account Manager and is excited to take on the the role of Hatchery Manager in Willmar.