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People: Alltech appoints Asia Pacific director

Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech has announced the promotion of Matthew Smith to the position of Asia Pacific Director. Smith has been with the company for 15 years, most recently serving as the general manager of the company's New Zealand branch.

Commenting on the appointment, Alltech Vice President Steve Bourne said, “Alltech is experiencing tremendous growth in the Asia Pacific market, up 21% year to date. Without doubt, this region offers the greatest opportunity to Alltech globally, given the population size, demographics, rising income levels and the propensity and desire for meat consumption. With the experience and leadership of Matthew, along with a number of other strategic changes within the region, we have full confidence that Asia Pacific will become the first billion dollar region for Alltech.”

“It is our desire to ensure that Alltech remains fully engaged with the evolving needs of the local feed industry and is well-positioned for proactive work within the rapidly growing Asia Pacific region,” said Smith. “We have a superb team in place with a firm devotion to the future of the region and the industry, and they are fully committed to Alltech’s long-standing tradition of acting swiftly to meet the needs of local customers.”

Alltech China was established in 1994 yet the company has been in the Asia-Pacific market since 1986 through their first distributor in Japan. The company currently has a presence in more than 17 countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Source: Alltech

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