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Des Moines, IA, United States, 2010/01/20 - John Springate, Ph.D., President of Kemin Agrifoods, announces the promotion of Jeff Murphy to President of the North American division.
"Through visionary strategies and unparalleled leadership, Jeff has developed a robust sales and marketing team that will drive the success of the company for years to come," says Springate.
Murphy steps into this new role as Jed Harms, prior President of Kemin Agrifoods North America, accepts the challenge of leading the Kemin Nutrisurance palatant business worldwide.
Since joining Kemin in 1998, Murphy has held a number of sales and marketing positions including Pork Business Unit Manager, Product Manager, Marketing Manager, Commercial Director, and most recently Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining Kemin, he spent ten years in sales and sales management at Bioproducts Inc., ADM and Feed Specialties Company.
Murphy is an active member of the agriculture industry through involvement in the American Feed Industry Association, American Society of Animal Science, the Poultry Science Association and the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement. He also serves as the President of the Iowa State Cyclone Wrestling Club. Murphy holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science and a Master of Science in animal nutrition from Iowa State University.
About Kemin – Inspired Molecular Solutions™
Founded in 1961, the Kemin group of companies (kemin.com) provide health and nutritional solutions to the agrifood, food ingredients, pet food, human health and pharmaceutical industries. Kemin operates in more than 60 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and the United States.
The AgriFoods businesses of Kemin focus on Total Nutrition™ to help customers achieve a highly effective, consistent system of profitable animal production. The essential combination of Kemin products with good nutrition and solid animal husbandry ensures that customers around the globe maintain profitability while enhancing the health and well being of animals.