Aviagen Appoints Two New Technical Service Managers07 March 2013
EU - Aviagen has announced the appointments of Stuart Thomson and Glenn Bushell as Technical Service Managers. They will work closely with UK customers providing advice and support as well as service accounts in other European markets.
They will cooperate with technical teams in Spain, France and Italy, as well as being an integral part of the wider Aviagen European technical team.
Stuart Thomson has been with Aviagen since 1998, with his previous experience covering Pedigree and GP Production Management as well as support to Aviagen European businesses. Glenn Bushell has more than 20 years’ experience of the global poultry industry and has worked in various production management and technical support positions with major poultry businesses in Africa. As a former Aviagen customer, he has a comprehensive insight into what is required, both from the customer and supplier side, which will be essential for his new role.
Mr Bushell has now relocated from South Africa and both he and Mr Thomson started their new roles with effect from 1 February.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Thomson said: “I am relishing my new role and the chance to share the knowledge I have built up over the last 14 years with the industry.”
Mr Bushell added: “I am delighted to be joining Aviagen and look forward to using my expertise, skills and experience in this innovative and exciting business.”
Reporting directly to Aviagen Regional Commercial & Technical Manager Europe, Alan Thomson, Mr Bushell and Mr Thomson will join Lindsay Broadbent in the existing team and will provide on-the-ground technical support to customers and coordinate technical specialist inputs. They will also focus on data-analysing and benchmarking, providing feed-back on product performance to customers and into the Aviagen R&D programme.
Alan Thomson said: “I am delighted to welcome Stuart and Glenn to the team. They bring a combined experience of over 30 years to their roles and their appointments will help us support our UK customer-base in particular but also our customers and Aviagen colleagues in Europe. Our team continues to strengthen and it remains my objective that this translates into more visibility, quality and availability of technical support to our customers."
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