AFIA Board of Directors

Roles and Responsibilities


*    Executive Committee, Term Expiring 2013
**   Executive Committee, Term Expiring 2014
***  Executive Committee, Term Expiring 2015

OFFICERS


  • Chairman of the Board • Jeff Cannon, Diamond V Mills
  • Chair-elect • Alan Wessler, MFA Incorporated
  • Immediate Past Chair • Al Gunderson, Vita Plus, Corp.
  • President & Treasurer • Joel G. Newman
  • Vice President & Corporate Secretary • Richard Sellers
  • Vice President • Keith Epperson
  • Vice President • Sarah Novak


TERMS EXPIRING MAY 2014    

  • Steve Boehmer • Westway Feed Products, Tomball, TX
  • *** Bill Braman • Chr. Hansen, Milwaukee, WI
  • Daniel Jones • Pioneer- A DuPont Company, Johnston, IA
  • Rich Dwyer • Kent Nutrition Group Inc., Muscatine, IA
  • ** Al Gunderson • Vita Plus Corporation, Madison, WI
  • Greg Kean • Well Pet LLC, Tewksbury, MA
  • Mike Nicoletti • Penny Newman, Fresno, CA
  • Ivan Pedigo • Gold River Feed Products, Fountain Run, KY
  • *** Paul Phillips • Maxi-Lift, Dallas, TX
  • Wendy Plocher • FMC Corporation, Eagle, NE
  • Dave Probert • ADM Alliance Nutrition Inc., Quincy, IL
  • Dr. Marc De Beer • DSM Nutrition Products, Parsippany, NJ
  • John Thomson • Evonik Industries, Kennesaw, GA
  • Ken Vaupel • Alfagreen Supreme, Toledo, OH
  • Catherine Zimmerman • Ingredion, Westchester, IL

TERMS EXPIRING MAY 2015 

  • Michael Blair • Pilgrim's Pride Corp., Athens, GA 
  • Timothy Bodine • PerforMix Nutrition Systems, LLC, Nampa, ID 
  • Bruce Crutcher • Trouw Nutrition USA, LLC, Highland, IL 
  • Gregory Duerksen • Kincannon & Reed, Waynesboro, VA 
  • Philip Greene • Foster Farms, Fresno, CA 
  • Kristi Krafka • Kemin AgriFoods North America, Des Moines, IA 
  • Jim Lees • Glanbia Nutritionals, Springfield, MO 
  • Daniel Meagher • NOVUS International, Inc., St. Charles, MO 
  • Robert Norton • Biozyme Inc., St. Joseph, MO 
  • Donald Orr • JBS United, Inc., Sheridan, IN 
  • Rick Phillips, D.V.M. • Anitox Corp., Lawrenceville, GA 
  • Ludger Roedder • BASF Corporation, Florham Park, NJ 
  • Michael Van Koevering • Elanco Animal Health, Greenfield, IN 
  • Jason Vickers • Proctor & Gamble Pet Care, Mason, OH 
  • Edward Wells • Milk Specialties, Eden Prairie, MN 
  • Alan Wessler • MFA, Inc., Columbia, MO 

TERMS EXPIRING MAY 2016

  • Kevin Baker • Valley Proteins Inc. 
  • Doug Baldwin • Wenger Manufacturing 
  • Charlotte Brittain • Mosaic Feed Ingredients 
  • Jeff Cohen • Micronutrients 
  • Tony Colanio • Ajinomoto Heartland Inc. 
  • Dave Fairbanks • Stillwater Milling Co 
  • Dennis Hart • Diversified Ingredients, Inc. 
  • Jarrod Kersey • The Nutro Company 
  • Anne Keys • Zoetis 
  • Keith Klanderman • Nutriad Inc. 
  • Jim Moore • Southern States Cooperative 
  • Michael Osborne • Nutra Blend LLC 
  • Leigh Ann Sayen • The Peterson Company 
  • Al Searles • Murphy-Brown, LLC 
  • Rob Sheffer • Cargill Animal Nutrition 
  • Glen Wilkinson • Huvepharma, Inc.


HONORARY DIRECTORS (Past Chairmen)

  • David L. Abbott • Newport, VT
  • Dwight Armstrong • Key Biscayne, FL
  • Bill Barr • Bill Barr & Company, Overland Park, KS
  • Thomas Batcheller • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Greg Branch • Seminole Feed, Ocala, FL
  • Richard Frasch • Joseph, OR
  • Robert Gallaway • Good Thunder, MN
  • Robert Hammond • Rochester, MN
  • William F. Harriman • Duluth, GA
  • Mike Horn • Pennfield Corp., Lancaster, PA
  • Steve Koenig • Koenig Group, Fairlawn, OH
  • David Larson • Wayzata, MN
  • Richard I. Loomis • E. C. Loomis & Son, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Kermit McCormack • Cumberland Center, ME
  • Edward L. McMillan • McMillan, LLC, Greenville, IL
  • Donald E. Orr, Jr. • JBS United, Sheridan, IN
  • Alec L. Poitevint • SEM Minerals, LP, Bainbridge, GA
  • Brian Rittgers • Elanco Animal Health, Greenfield, IN
  • Rich Severson • Sarasota, FL
  • Fred Stephens • N. Barrington, IL
  • James Sullivan • J.E. Sullivan Enterprise, Fenton, MO
  • William Tribble • International FeedMasters, Georgetown, TX
  • Steven VanRoekel • Ridley Inc., Mankato, MN
  • Dean Webster • Kennebunkport, ME
  • David Wentzell • Vero Beach, FL 

About AFIA:
AFIA is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. AFIA also is the recognized leader on international industry developments. Members include more than 550 domestic and international companies and state, regional and national associations. Member-companies are livestock feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and companies which supply other products, services and supplies to feed manufacturers.
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