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Hubbard appoints Mark Barnes as Chief Operating Officer of Hubbard LLC

by 5m Editor
4 January 2007, at 12:04pm

GLOBAL - Hubbard, a leading supplier of breeding stock to the worldwide broiler industry for 85 years, has appointed Mark Barnes as the new Chief Operating Officer of Hubbard LLC.

Hubbard is a world leader in the development and marketing of improved broiler breeding stock. Hubbard specializes in state-of-the-art methods (both traditional and new technologies) of improving the breeding of their pure lines for broilers, in order to respond to current and future needs of the industry.

Mark joined Hubbard on January 2nd of 2007 and will take up his new responsibilities with immediate effect replacing the current Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Milton Boyle, who leaves the company. He will be responsible for all operations of Hubbard in the Americas, with the exception of Brazil, where the recently established subsidiary "Hubbard do Brasil" will continue to report directly to the headquarters in France.

"We are appreciative of Milton Boyle's role in leading the Hubbard operations in the America's and developing our business across the region over recent years," says Stephane Duthoit, CEO of Hubbard. "And we are very pleased to have Mark Barnes with such strong breeder industry background joining our team. His proven leadership skills and extensive experience in the industry will enable him to be a strong contributor to our success in further expanding our market presence and operations across the Americas."

Over the past 19 years Mark Barnes has held several senior positions for "Cobb-Vantress" in the USA, Brazil and South America. He has worked in technical service and sales in the Latin American region as well as for a period of 5 years as marketing manager. He also spent time in Brazil overseeing the company's subsidiary between 2002 and 2004. Most recently he has served as General Manager of the South American region overseeing operations in Brazil and the company's joint ventures in Argentina and Venezuela.

Mr. Barnes was born in the UK, but was educated in The United States where he graduated from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, with a degree in poultry technology and management. He is married with three children and will be relocating to Pikeville, Tennessee.

For further information, please contact Jane Kelly at our Walpole office:
jane.kelly@hubbardbreeders.com

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