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New US Southwest Regional Sales Manager

by 5m Editor
12 October 2007, at 2:41pm

US - Bob Ickes has been appointed Southwest regional sales manager for Cobb-Vantress covering Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and the West Coast regions.

Bob Ickes

This position has been held for the past seven years by Heath Wessels until his appointment in August as US sales manager.

Mr Ickes began his career with J & M Farms in 1974 after graduating from Louisiana State University with a BS in Agri-Business & Economics and a MS in Poultry Science Management. His sales career began with Arbor Acres in 1980, becoming vice president of sales for North America in 1996 and then national accounts manager for Aviagen in 2000. Since 2002 he was worked for the Southwestern Sales company heading up their US sales and marketing efforts.

He has served on the boards of Louisiana Poultry Federation (twice as president), the Texas Allied Poultry Association, Arkansas Poultry Federation - Allied and Poultry Improvement Committees. He received the Louisiana Poultry Federation's 'Man of the Year' and 'Helping Hand' awards.

"We are very excited to have Bob on our North American sales team," says Heath Wessels. "His knowledge of the primary breeding industry and his commitment to our organization will be valuable assets in growing Cobb's business in the US."

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