New team to serve Central America06 December 2005
CENTRAL AMERICA - As part of moves to strengthen the global sales team for Cobb breeding stock, Kate Barger has been appointed from the export department to become sales representative for Central America and Mexico.
She succeeds Winfridus Bakker who takes up a new role to oversee the development of Cobb Avian products throughout the world. Aldo Rossi, formerly US sales manager, becomes director of North American sales and technical services responsible for the US, Canada, Mexico and Central America.
The moves follow the announcement of the new senior management structure with Stan Reid, who has been general manager for North America for the past two years, appointed to vice president for North America and Asia.
Kate Barger joined Cobb after gaining a doctorate in veterinary medicine, and degrees in science, poultry science and animal science, and in Spanish, at North Carolina State University. She has completed a specialist avian medicine program in Mexico.
Winfridus Bakker, who gained a BSc specialising in animal husbandry from colleges at Almelo and Deventer in the Netherlands, has been working in the poultry industry for more than 25 years. He joined Cobb in 2000 from Avian Farms, and now as part of the World Technical Team he will be responsible for key Cobb Avian customers as well as having a wider support role in South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Aldo Rossi qualified in veterinary medicine from the University of California Davis and has wide experience in the broiler industry with Cargill and Elanco in North and Central America and Europe. Before joining Cobb in 2000, he was staff veterinarian for Simmons Foods in the US, providing support for all live production and three processing plants.
Aldo Rossi, director of North American sales and technical services responsible for the US, Canada, Mexico and Central America
Kate Barger, sales representative for Central America and Mexico
Winfridus Bakker, who will oversee the development of Cobb Avian throughout the world
Source: Cobb - 6th December 2005