Zinpro Corporation Announces Two Promotions: New Roles Established Within North America Research and Nutritional Services Team

Zinpro Corporation Announces Two Promotions: New Roles Established Within North America Research and Nutritional Services Team

Eden Prairie, Minn. (Feb. 27, 2013) — Zinpro Corporation has recently established two new roles within its North America Research and Nutritional Services (RNS) team: Ruminant RNS Manager – North America and Non-Ruminant RNS Manager – North America. These two new roles will help support Mike Socha, Ph.D., Regional RNS Manager – North America, who is responsible for managing research and technical service activities for all species within the region.

Connie Larson, Ph.D., has been promoted to the newly created position of Ruminant RNS Manager – North America. In this role, she will oversee all ruminant, equine and companion animal RNS activities in North America. Larson joined the RNS team in 1998 and is based at the company’s global headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn. She has most recently served in the role of Research Nutritionist – Beef and Equine. Larson earned her doctoral degree in ruminant nutrition from New Mexico State University. She earned her master’s degree in ruminant nutrition and bachelor’s degree in animal science from Montana State University.

Thim Cheng, Ph.D., has been promoted to the newly created position of Non-Ruminant RNS Manager – North America. In this role, he will oversee all poultry, swine and other non-ruminant RNS activities in North America. Cheng joined the North America RNS team in 2003 and is based at the company’s global headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn. He most recently served in the role of Research Nutritionist – Poultry.  Cheng earned his doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota, specializing in poultry nutrition with a minor in biochemistry.

In their new roles, Larson and Cheng are each supported by species-specific RNS team members in North America

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