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Nuscience Group appoints Jan Smulders as COO

The Nuscience Group, the premix and feed specialty business of the Agrifirm group, has appointed Jan Smulders as its Chief Operating Officer from October 1st 2011.

Agrifirm is one of Europe´s leading animal feed producers, after the merger of Agrifirm and Cehave Landbouwbelang last year. The company is committed to further invest in Nuscience´s business in selected markets around the globe. The Nuscience Group has realised a strong and steady growth over the past years.

Over the past 25 years, Smulders has held various management positions in the animal nutrition sector. He was responsible for animal nutrition businesses development in major agricultural markets around the world. His prime focus will be to support current business and develop growth plans in emerging markets in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.

Innovation, synergy, development
Patrick Keereman shall be leading the Group as its CEO. He will focus on innovation, synergy and international development in the Anglo-American markets.

The Nuscience Group currently operates businesses in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia and China. It holds three product oriented business units with functional feed additives (Add’Itt), special concentrates (Vitamex, Pricor, Preconex and Lusai) and premixes (Pre-Mervo).

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