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People: Aviagen Turkeys strengthens customer focus

Aviagen Turkeys has made two executive team appointments in a move designed to strengthen its focus on customer support.

Jonny Harrison, who has extensive experience of the international poultry industry, takes up the new position of Commercial Director. Harrison joins the team with 27 years’ experience covering all aspects of poultry production. During this time he established and led the technical team responsible for the highly successful expansion of Aviagen’s chicken business in Eastern Europe, CIS and Russia.

More recently as Global Technical Transfer Manager he worked with colleagues to develop and communicate best practice in poultry husbandry. Prior to joining Aviagen, Harrison held a number of senior roles in UK poultry production.

In the second new appointment, Dr John Ralph takes up the role of Technical Director. Ralph has 16 years’ experience in animal breeding businesses in a broad range of key roles including senior management, product development and genomics. More recently, he led Aviagen’s Global Technical Systems group, delivering novel technologies to support the technical side of the chicken breeding business. Ralph received his PhD in Animal Science and MBA from Edinburgh University.

Source: Aviagen Turkeys

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