After 41 years dedicated to the development of the company, David Fyfe, global sales director, has chosen to retire at the end of December 2022. To be well prepared Hubbard initiated a gradual transition of responsibilities and missions in July 2022. 

David Fyfe graduated in 1981 from Auchincruive Agricultural college in Scotland. He then joined the Shaver company spending five years working in the companies R&D facilities as well as spells in their production and hatcheries before taking charge of their production facilities in France. In 1988 he was appointed to lead their business development in Asia. In 2017, after 36 years of technical, marketing and commercial responsibilities and experience in the field, and serving the company under various ownerships, David took over the Global Business Direction of Hubbard under the general management of Olivier Rochard. 

Bruno Briand takes over the responsibility of the global commercial department with the support of Mark Barnes in the Americas and Thomas Verrey in the AMEA region (Asia, Middle East & Africa) and maintains his direct sales responsibilities for Europe. Bruno joined Hubbard in June 2004 as head of planning and later on gradually expanded his activities to regional sales responsibilities.

In June 2016, Bruno was promoted to commercial director of the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East & Africa). Mark Barnes took over the responsibility of the Hubbard LLC operations in January 2007. At that time Mark joined Hubbard with a former 19 years’ experience in another primary breeder organization in multiple roles including production, commercial, marketing and operations. As general manager, Mark oversees Hubbard’s operations in the Americas and makes sure to provide customers with the best conventional and premium choices for their respective markets.

The R&D operation in Walpole (NH) recently completed a $25 million expansion to enable the company to supply healthy and quality products to the growing customer base. HUBBARD S.A.S.–Mauguérand-22800 LE FŒIL–FRANCE–Tel. +33 (0)2 96 79 63 70 S.A.S. au capital de 2 011 490 € - 305 609 398 RCS SAINT-BRIEUC–FR 17 305 609 398 www.hubbardbreeders.com 

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Thomas Verrey joined the Hubbard sales department in September 2008 after which he gradually took responsibility for the sales in the Middle East. Drawing on his excellent knowledge of the markets, customers and the Hubbard teams, Thomas Verrey will now be in charge of the sales department for the Asia, Middle East & Africa (AMEA) region. Together with the local Hubbard teams, he will focus on strengthening the commercial development in the region and continuing to bring the best support to our customers in their specific markets. 

Olivier Rochard, managing director Hubbard, is delighted with this ideal transition assuring continuity: “David Fyfe has dedicated a very large part of his life with passion to our company, our customers, and our teams. He has always been able to share his experience and knowledge with professionalism, kindness, and humour. He now accompanies the new generation by letting everyone take the measure of their new responsibilities with great attention and intelligence, saluting the many customers he has accompanied during his final journeys for Hubbard. We wish him a peaceful and nice life ‘away from Hubbard’ in his native Scotland which has forged him such a kind personality. I am also very proud of the involvement of our teams in a business that is often hectic but so exciting. I wish Bruno a great fulfillment in this new stage of his career at Hubbard, with the full support of a team that he knows how to unite around our values and our missions with our customers.”

Bruno Briand adds: “I would like to thank David very much for his unrelenting availability and professionalism, and for passing on his knowledge of the markets to us during this transition period. I am very happy to take this new challenge in hand, and I am also very confident for the future: our selection offers the widest product range and one of the most competitive on the market, as demonstrated by the many customers’ achievements with our products, and the solid growth of our sales network around the world in the recent years.” 

For further information, please contact your regional sales representative or Hubbard team at: communication@hubbardbreeders.com