The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has appointed Henry Marks as research coordinator. Marks succeeds Charles Beard in leading the group’s research program encompassing all aspects of poultry and egg production and processing.

Marks will work with Beard on this year’s research competition round, and then take the post. He will receive and evaluate research proposals working with the Research Advisory Committee, and make recommendations to the board of directors for funding approval. The association has funded about $23 million in research since establishing the program in 1962.