ARLINGTON, Va., July 20, 2017 — The American Feed Industry Association depends heavily on the dedication and involvement of hundreds of members who volunteer annually to serve on committees that further the success of the association’s mission, objectives and programs. AFIA thanks these volunteer members and the companies they represent for their service, as many long-term projects have been tackled because of their extra efforts.
Committee terms run from May 1-April 30 each year, and volunteers serve a term of three years. Each of AFIA’s 19 committees represent the interests of specific disciplines and segments throughout the feed industry and work together on supporting activities and programs critical to AFIA’s legislative and regulatory efforts and various member services.
“It takes more than just AFIA staff to provide the leadership driving this association,” said AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman. “With their expertise and unique perspective, committee members come together to help achieve our goal of representing members by providing one solidified voice for the feed industry.”
AFIA thanks the following 2017 outgoing committee members.
Matthew Zeigler, Zeigler Bros, Inc.
Curtis Harms, Diamond V
Iva Gaglione, Star Milling Company
Neil Sims, The Ocean Stewards Institute
Moss Boone, The F. L. Emmert Company
Steve Elliot, Alltech, Inc.
Danny Migliorisi, Trouw Nutrition USA LLC
James Rhea, Dehy Alfalfa Mills, Inc.
Equipment Manufacturers Committee
Andrew Ellsworth, EBM Manufacturing
Ingredient Approval and Definition Committee
Adam Ancelet, Phibro Animal Health Corp.
Gavin Bowman, Novus International, Inc.
Betty McPhee, Anchor Ingredients Company LLC
Kevin Ragland, Mars Petcare U.S.
Daniela Solomon, Lallemand Animal Nutrition
International Trade Committee
Judith Bruce, AFB International
Liquid Feed Committee
Timothy Evans, Novus International, Inc.
Michael Hudspith, Ridley USA, Inc.
Randy Lessman, Midwest Ag Supplements LLC
Greg McLean, PerforMix Nutrition Systems LLC
Ivan Pedigo, Gold River Feed Products
Mac Weber, Provitas
Elizabeth Barber, The F. L. Emmert Company
Robert Jensen, Tronox
Angel May, Mars Petcare U.S.
Richard Bonander, Nutriad, Inc.
Phillip Smith, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Craig Wyatt, AB Vista, Inc.
Pet Food Committee
John Dickerson, Cargill Animal Nutrition
Ryan Frank, Mars Petcare U.S.
Lars Reimann, Eurofins Scientific, Inc.
Rand Schaefer, Lortscher Animal Nutrition
Production Compliance Committee
Mark Daniel, Evonik Corp.
Robert Petruzzi, LignoTech
James Moore, Southern States Cooperative, Inc.
Ralph Staiert, Huvepharma, Inc.
Andy Wagner, Kreamer Feed, Inc.
Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Committee
Rosanne Crockett, Sustainable Sourcing LLC
Rebecca Cruse, Texas Farm LLC
Stacey Homen Henthorn, AB Vista, Inc.
Justin Stadden, The Scoular Company
Steve Wilson, Zinpro Corp.
Quality and Animal Food Safety Committee
Gaofeng He, Hi-Pro Feeds
Jiri Kratochvil, Westway Feed Products LLC
Mary Williams, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC
AFIA, based in Arlington, Va., is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. Founded in 1909, AFIA also is the recognized leader on international industry developments. Members include more than 550 domestic and international companies and state, regional and national associations. Member-companies are livestock feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and companies which supply other products, services and supplies to feed manufacturers.
The feed industry makes a major contribution to food safety, nutrition and the environment, and it plays a critical role in the production of healthy, wholesome meat, milk, fish and eggs and pets. More than 70 percent of the feed in the United States is manufactured by AFIA members.