PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — Huvepharma has named three new members to the U.S. Poultry Team — Drew Weir will lead the team as the director for U.S. Poultry; Dr. Steven Clark will serve as the veterinary technical services manager; and Joe Williams will serve as strategic account manager.
With extensive experience working with some of the largest brands in the poultry industry, the new U.S. Poultry Team will continue to push Huvepharma forward to provide the best possible products to its customers, the company said.
“The strength of our current portfolio and development of game-changing products demonstrates our level of commitment to the market,” said Rick Cozzitorto, head of sales and marketing at Huvepharma. “We knew we needed to go out and find seasoned professionals to lead the U.S. Poultry Team in the right direction. When we thought of major players in the market, Drew Weir was the first person who came to mind. Drew has the vision, knowledge and expertise to take the poultry business unit to the next level. Combining years of industry experience and a proven track record of building a strong team culture, Drew and the rest of the U.S. Poultry Team excel in listening to customer needs and helping them solve problems.”
Weir brings more than 15 years’ experience to Huvepharma, with extensive experience in management and leadership roles with MWI Animal Health and Boehringer Ingelheim. In his previous roles, he managed poultry and swine animal health businesses with focus on account management and team development. Weir will focus on building on the already strong foundation of Huvepharma to accelerate the growth trajectory of the U.S. poultry business.
“I am excited to be joining Huvepharma and leading the U.S. Poultry Team as the business continues to grow,” Weir said. “The team has tremendous talent across sales, technical, and R&D. The company has committed to making a positive impact on the poultry industry and the vision aligns nicely with my experiences.”
Dr. Steven Clark comes to Huvepharma with more than 25 years of experience, including recent technical positions at Devenish Nutrition, Zoetis and Alpharma. His experience and focus in the poultry industry have resulted in both domestic and international work with growers, integrators and academia. As a world-renowned turkey veterinarian, his technical guidance is widely shared throughout the industry, and he is often requested to speak at industry educational seminars. At Huvepharma, Clark will be responsible for portfolio support and product development activities; specifically focusing on the turkey industry.
Joe Williams brings extensive experience to Huvepharma, with recent positions at Boehringer Ingelheim, Agri-Products Inc. and Aviagen. He has practical account management experience that make him a great fit for the Huvepharma approach. As a strategic account manager, Williams will be responsible for some of the largest integrators in the U.S. He has also been a member of the Alabama National Guard since 2001.
“I am thrilled to have both Dr. Clark and Joe join the growing Huvepharma team,” said Weir. “Dr. Clark will be a tremendous addition to our technical group and will be on the frontline of our future offerings to the poultry industry. Joe is also a perfect fit and will be extensively utilized in our strategic account development with large integrators.”
The U.S. Poultry Team is committed to providing innovative solutions to the evolving needs of its customers through technical expertise, strategic account representation and expansion of its diverse portfolio, Huvepharma said. By expanding the company’s existing product reach and customer base and leading the charge in prioritizing product field trials, the group will push Huvepharma forward in its mission to ensure positive contribution in a growing world, the company added.
Huvepharma is based in Sofia, Bulgaria; more information about the company can be obtained at https://huvepharma.us/.