Don Hachen Elected President of North Alabama International Trade Body30 December 2014
US - Aviagen says that announced Don Hachen, the company’s director of global planning, has been elected president of the North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA).
As president of NAITA, Don Hachen will lead the business-driven organisation as it promotes economic growth through international trade education, networking and training.
The group represents the interests of businesses active throughout northern Alabama and seeking to establish trading relationships with foreign companies and governments. Mr Hachen’s term as president ends in April 2016.
As Aviagen’s director of global planning for the past 13 years, Mr Hachen has extensive experience balancing product availability with global demand. His responsibilities include ensuring Aviagen’s US hatcheries are consistently able to produce the right amounts of each of Aviagen’s chicken brands (Arbor Acres, Indian River and Ross) to meet demand for chicks at any given time, anywhere in the world.
His team oversees communication for all orders shipped from the United States to ensure delivery details are coordinated properly in all locations. (Hachen describes some of these considerations in an NAITA video.)
Mr Hachen began working at Aviagen 25 years ago and holds a degree in microbiology and public health degree from Michigan State University.
Kevin McDaniel, president of Aviagen North America, commented: “NAITA members made an outstanding choice when they elected Don Hachen as president of an organisation that for 25 years has proven so critical to the success of businesses in northern Alabama . Don too has been critical to the success of Aviagen as he and his team work to ensure we’re meeting the demand for Aviagen chicks in countries throughout the world. Congratulations to Don on this important achievement.”
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