Blog Authors

Our team of dedicated scientists and field professionals have created blog articles, found in the Resource Center, to help educate on how to increase animal health and performance.
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Hans Aae, Vice President – EMEA, Oceania and Russia

Mr. Aae earned his degree in animal science from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen, Denmark. He provides business and nutritional solutions, and technical sales support for Zinpro swine customers throughout Europe, Middle East, Russia, Oceania and South Africa.

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Mr. Neil Andrew, Zinpro Account Manager

Mr. Andrew is an account manager for Zinpro Corporation, providing performance trace mineral, animal nutrition and sales support for customers in New York and New England, USA, since 2015. He earned degrees in Business Administration, Ecology, and Environmental Resource Management from Paul Smith’s College and Southern Vermont College.

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Dr. Chris Ashworth, Discovery Researcher – Beef

Dr. Ashworth earned his doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from Louisiana State University. He directs research and technical nutritional services for the Zinpro beef team worldwide.

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Cinzia Boggino, Business Development Manager

Ms. Boggino is a business development manager and provides sales development, leadership and support to the Zinpro International Sales Division for aquaculture and pet food. She earned a degree in veterinary medicine from the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil and has worked for Zinpro with increasing levels of responsibility since 2003.

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Dr. Alvaro Burin, Account Manager

Dr. Burin is account manager – poultry for Zinpro Corporation, providing sales development and technical services for poultry customers in Brazil. Dr. Burin earned his doctorate in animal sciences from the University of São Paulo – Piracicaba and has multiple research papers published in peer-reviewed and technical journals. He earned a veterinary degree from Federal University of Paraná – Palotina, Brazil.

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Corey Carpenter, Account Manager

Mr. Carpenter is an account manager – swine specialist for Zinpro Corporation, providing performance trace mineral, animal nutrition and business-solution technical sales support for U.S. swine customers since 2017. He earned his master’s degree in animal science – applied swine nutrition and management from Kansas State University (KSU). He also earned a master’s degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University (OSU), and a bachelor’s degree in animal science from California State University, Chico.

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Dr. Paco Fernandez Lopez-Brea, Business Development Manager

Dr. Lopez-Brea holds a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from Complutense University, Madrid, Spain. He serves Zinpro Corporation as global poultry advisory team lead and business development manager, working with the company’s poultry team and regional business unit managers to develop business strategies and solutions to benefit poultry customers worldwide.

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Dr. Adam Geiger, Technical Service

Dr. Geiger earned his doctoral degree in dairy science – lactation physiology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He conducts research and provides dairy technical services to customers globally.

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Dr. Arturo Gomez, Discovery Researcher – Dairy

Dr. Gomez is a veterinarian and holds a doctoral degree in public health and epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin – School of Veterinary Medicine. He directs research and technical nutritional services for the Zinpro dairy team worldwide.

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Mr. Dwight Kickhafer, Account Manager

Mr. Kickhafer is an account manager for Zinpro Corporation, providing performance trace mineral, animal nutrition and business solution sales support for customers in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, USA, since 1997. He earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural business administration from the University of Minnesota.

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Mr. Brent Kirn, Account Manager

Mr. Kirn is an account manager for Zinpro Corporation, providing performance trace mineral, animal nutrition and business solution sales support for companion animal and specialty animal customers since 2019. He earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a master’s degree in animal science – production management and nutrition, both from the University of Missouri.

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Dr. Daryl Kleinschmit, Discovery Researcher – Dairy

Dr. Kleinschmit earned his doctoral degree in animal science from South Dakota State University. He conducts research and provides dairy technical services to customers globally.

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Dr. Stefan Langer, Business Development Manager

Stefan Langer is a business development manager – swine, International for Zinpro. In his role, Langer is responsible for increasing profitability for the company’s swine customers, providing research support and technical support for digital swine-management tools. Prior to joining Zinpro, Dr. Langer worked as a global director for a German feed additive company and held several roles with a global food and agriculture company in Russia, Germany, Switzerland and the Philippines.

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Dr. Connie Larson, Technical Service

Dr. Larson earned her doctoral degree in animal nutrition at New Mexico State University. She directs research and technical nutritional services for Zinpro across all species worldwide.

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Dr. Leonardo Linares, Technical Service

Dr. Linares earned his doctoral degree in animal science from the University of Missouri. He has served Zinpro Corporation as Poultry Nutritionist for the Global Technical Services Team and he supports customers worldwide on poultry nutrition and management and also develops new research.

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Mr. Jeff Lyle, Zinpro Account Manager

Mr. Lyle is an account manager for Zinpro Corporation, providing performance trace mineral, animal nutrition and business solution sales support for customers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada, since 2017. He earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Alberta.

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Dr. Huw McConochie, Technical Service

Dr. McConochie earned his doctoral degree in lactation physiology from Aberystwyth University in Wales. He conducts research and provides dairy technical services to customers globally.

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Dr. Miguel Morales, Technical Service

Dr. Morales is dairy technical service specialist, Western District. He provides dairy customers within California and the surrounding western states solutions for improving on-farm management for increased animal wellness, production and profitability. He holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a dairy health management certificate from Michigan State University.

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Dr. Duarte Neves, Technical Service

Dr. Neves earned his doctoral degree in poultry science from the University of Georgia. He conducts research and provides poultry technical services to customers globally.

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Dr. Zachary Rambo, Business Manager

Dr. Rambo earned his doctoral degree in swine nutrition from Purdue University. He directs research and technical nutritional services for the Zinpro swine team worldwide.

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Dr. Christof Rapp, Technical Service

Dr. Rapp earned his doctoral degree in animal nutrition from Hohenheim University. He conducts research and provides swine technical services to customers globally.

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Dr. Marco Rebollo, Business Manager

Dr. Rebollo earned his doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from the National University of Mexico. He conducts research and provides poultry technical services to customers globally.

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Dr. Jason Russell, Technical Service

Dr. Russell earned his doctoral degree in ruminant nutrition from Iowa State University. He conducts research and provides technical services to beef customers globally.

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Dr. Wes Schweer, Technical Service

Dr. Schweer earned his doctoral degree in swine nutrition from Iowa State University. He conducts research and provides swine technical services to customers globally.

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Bill Scrimgeour, Former Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Scrimgeour is a former Zinpro Corporation CEO, where he led the company to develop new trace mineral products and launch them to the industry. From 2017 through 2018, he served as both Zinpro Corporation president and CEO and from 2008 until 2017 he served as president and COO.

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Dr. Claudia Silva, Technical Service

Dr. Silva earned her doctoral degree in aquatic sciences from Abel Salazar Biomedical Sciences Institute in Portugal. She conducts research and provides aquaculture technical services to customers globally.

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Dr. Mike Socha, Associate Director, Product Development

Dr. Socha earned his doctoral degree in animal and dairy sciences from the University of New Hampshire. He is responsible for managing the company’s product support and product discovery research.

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Dr. Peter Stark, Director of Product Development

Dr. Stark earned his doctoral degree in medicinal chemistry from the University of Minnesota. He is responsible for directing and overseeing the company’s research and development of new products. He also manages the company’s regulatory and quality assurance departments and the lab staff who provide product development, quality control and competitive analysis support.

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Dr. Dana Tomlinson, Technical Service

Dr. Tomlinson earned his doctoral degree in animal science – ruminant nutrition from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He directs aqua, equine and companion animal research and provides technical nutritional services for the Zinpro specialty team worldwide.

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Dr. Terry Ward, Director of Strategy

Dr. Ward earned his doctoral degree in animal nutrition from Louisiana State University. He leads the Zinpro strategy team for Zinpro across all species worldwide.

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Dr. Jeff Weyers, Technical Service

Dr. Weyers earned his doctoral degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University. He conducts research and provides dairy technical services to customers globally.

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Dr. Mark Wilson, Technical Service

Dr. Wilson earned his doctoral degree in reproductive physiology from the University of Kentucky. He conducts research and provides swine technical services to customers globally.

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Dr. George Xu, Technical Sales Manager

Dr. Xu earned his doctoral degree in animal nutrition and feeding from Zhejiang University in China. He conducts research and provides dairy technical services to customers globally.

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