Jean-Marc Dublanc has been named chief executive officer of animal feed additive firm Adisseo. He succeeds Gérard Deman, who will become president of the board of directors. The leadership changes will take effect July 1.
Deman will manage strategic projects and investments, especially the construction of the Adistar plant in China, and will remain on the board with Adisseo parent the Bluestar Group. Dublanc, 56, joined Adisseo in 2006 while Deman, 64, has been with the firm for 10 years.
The company is also spending more than 100 million Euros on three plants in France and another in Spain to meet growing demand for methionine in animal feed. The company last year launched a plan to build a methionine production unit in China in partnership with its parent, China National Bluestar.
Global methionine demand is projected to grow by over 4% a year for the next five years, the company said. This parallels the rise in meat production, poultry being the most in demand.