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Aviagen Strengthens Central and Eastern European Team

by 5m Editor
22 December 2006, at 2:20pm

HUNGARY - Aviagen, the world's leading poultry breeding company, is underlining its commitment to the expanding Central and Eastern European poultry industry with two key appointments: Nick Spenceley becomes General Manager of Aviagen's subsidiary company Aviagen Kft, based in Györ, Hungary and Jonny Harrison becomes Area Technical Manager.

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Nick will be responsible for the day to day management of Aviagen Kft with effect from 1 January 2007. He has worked for Aviagen for twenty-four years across a variety of roles and locations, most recently as Regional Technical Services Manager in Central and Eastern Europe. He brings to the role a depth of knowledge of the local team and the issues in the region, as well as a broad understanding of the organisation and a wide network of contacts throughout the industry. Nick leads a strong team in Hungary which is dedicated to supporting Aviagen customers in the region.

Nick's appointment will allow Tyark Osterndorff to spend more time developing the business throughout the region, particularly in Russia and the Ukraine where there is significant demand for Aviagen's breeding stock.

Jonny Harrison has been promoted to Area Technical Manager. Jonny will lead the technical services team developing and delivering professional advice and support to customers. Jonny joined Aviagen in 2004 as Technical Services Manager and has an in-depth understanding of the full value chain from breeders to broiler growing and delivery into primary processing.

Peter Page, Aviagen Group Vice President Europe, commented: "Nick has considerable experience right across our business and is extremely well respected by customers. Johnny brings great experience and knowledge which his team can draw upon to help build strong relationships with customers in the region. I am delighted by these appointments and am confident that both Nick and Jonny will excel in their new roles. "

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