Aviagen President of North America Dr. Marc de Beer Elected to US Poultry & Egg Association Board of Directors

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Dr. Marc de Beer, President of Aviagen® North  America, is among four industry leaders recently appointed to the Board of Directors  of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). USPOULTRY is one of the  world’s largest and most active poultry organizations, and is responsible for bringing  thousands of industry professionals from around the globe together in Atlanta each  year for the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).

Dr. de Beer will benefit USPOULTRY and its members with knowledge and insight
based on extensive education and experience, along with a passion to drive
innovation in the industry. After receiving a Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition from the
University of Arkansas, Dr. de Beer began his career as a Nutritionist for Aviagen in
2007, and later became Global Head of Nutrition. In 2011, he joined DSM Nutritional
Products, serving in various leadership positions, and then went on to serve as
Senior Vice President of Food Animal and Global Nutritional Health for Elanco
Animal Health. Last year he was named President of Aviagen North America.

“I am honored to be named to the USPOULTRY Board of Directors, and look forward
to working with the association in its endeavor to leverage research and technology
to lead the industry forward,” commented Dr. de Beer. “USPOULTRY and Aviagen
share a common commitment to bird welfare, health, efficiency and productivity, as
well as food safety and security. These areas are key to our success in feeding the
world with a nutritious, affordable protein and to sustaining our planet for future
generations.”

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