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Ian Panton retires from Aviagen

After 40 years of service in the primary breeding industry, Ian S. Panton will retire from Aviagen as of Dec 31.

Panton started his career with Ross Breeders and until recently held the position of CEO of the Aviagen Group. In 2008, he assumed the role of Chairman of Aviagen Group Holding (a subsidiary of the EW group).

Holding leadership roles at Ross Breeders since 1970, Panton moved from Scotland to the United States in 1992 as president of Ross Breeders Inc. In 1999, he led the integration of Ross, Arbor Acres, and LIR into the company known today as Aviagen.

Ian Panton will stay on with the EW group as a non-executive director, acting as a consultant.

Currently, Aviagen is headed by Randall Ennis (CEO, Chicken Breeding), Chris Hill (CEO, Turkey Breeding and Group CFO) and Alfons Koerhuis (Head of R & D).

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