AFIA Thanks its Outgoing Committee Members

June 11, 2019

Contact Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications

The American Feed Industry Association depends heavily on the dedication and involvement of members who volunteer annually to serve on committees that further the success of the association’s mission, objectives and programs. AFIA thanks these volunteer members and the companies they represent for their service.

Most of the committee terms run from May 1-April 30 each year and volunteers serve a term of three years. Each of AFIA’s 14 committees represent the interests of specific disciplines and segments throughout the feed industry and work together on supporting activities and programs critical to AFIA’s legislative and regulatory efforts and various member services.

“Each and every committee member helps advance AFIA’s mission,” said AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman. “Representing the feed industry with one, unified voice takes a team effort and we appreciate the commitment of time and resources by all who have served on AFIA committees.”

AFIA thanks the following 2019 outgoing committee members.

Aquaculture Committee

  • Kasha Cox, Merck Animal Health
  • Chris Province, DSM Nutritional Products
  • Craig Russett, DuPont Nutrition & Health
  • Nick Sterrett, Omega Protein, Inc.

Marketing Committee

  • Kara Cagle, Tyson Foods, Inc.
  • Daniel Foley, United Animal Health, Inc.
  • Dennis Francik, East Central Iowa Cooperative
  • Matt Harper, Nutra Blend, LLC
  • Dan Patee, Consumers Supply Distributing, LLC

Equine Committee

  • Wiley Houchins, APC, Inc.
  • Angela Mills, Southern States Cooperative, Inc.
  • Kelly Payne, Triple Crown Nutrition, Inc.

Nutrition Committee

  • Nick Bajjalieh, United Soybean Board
  • Justin Bundy, Bill Barr & Company, Inc.
  • Bart Dunsford, Lallemand Animal Nutrition
  • Chad Risley, Berg+Schmidt America, LLC
  • Mark Young, Star Labs/Forage Research, Inc.

Equipment Manufacturers Committee

  • Thomas Barber, Buhler Aeroglide
  • Mitch Gorski, Amandus Kahl USA Corporation
  • Alicia Sweet Hupp, Sweet Manufacturing Company
  • Matt Podany, Chief Agri-Industrial Division

Pet Food Committee

  • Bob Connolly, The Peterson Company
  • Paul Cramer, Star Milling Company
  • Michael Faurot, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
  • Juan Gomez-Basauri, Alltech, Inc.
  • Brent Kirn, DSM Nutritional Products
  • Sean McNear, Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc.
  • Al Yablonski, Anchor Ingredients Co., LLC

Ingredient Approval and Definition Committee

  • Brent Flickinger, ADM Animal Nutrition, Inc.
  • Vincent Sewalt, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
  • Robert Shirley, Adisseo USA Inc.
  • Kristi Smedley, Center for Regulatory Services, Inc.
  • Kellie Weilbrenner, Diamond V
  • Andrew Yersin, Kemin Industries Inc.

Production Compliance Committee

  • Kirk Bowman, PerforMix Nutrition Systems, LLC
  • Brad Guyer, Prairie Systems
  • William Monroe, Cargill Animal Nutrition
  • Walter Ney, United Animal Health, Inc.

International Trade Committee

  • Eddy Fontana, Mosaic Feed Ingredients
  • Ryan Frank, Mars Petcare US
  • Carlos Gonzalez, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc
  • Emily Helmes, Elanco Animal Health
  • Loretta Hunter, Novus International, Inc.
  • Scott Ringger, United Animal Health, Inc.

Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Committee

  • Kara Cagle, Tyson Foods, Inc.
  • Quintin Honerman, Great Plains Processing
  • Phil Tunbridge, Mars Petcare US

Liquid Feed Committee

  • Angel Aguilar, Lallemand Animal Nutrition
  • T.J. Biggs, Global Animal Products Inc.
  • Howard Bodine, Bill Barr & Company, Inc.
  • Wes Klett, XF Enterprises, Inc.
  • Clayton Lacy, DSM Nutritional Products

Quality and Animal Food Safety Committee

  • B.J. Bench, Tyson Foods, Inc.
  • Scott Buchwalter, Trouw Nutrition USA, LLC
  • Edward Lee, Nutrien
  • Jonathan Perret, Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc.
  • Beverly Thomas, SPF North America
  • Amanda Ungs, Darling Ingredients Inc.