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People: Novus invests in technical support for Asia

Following several recent appointments by Novus to expand their technical services support in Asia, Dina Joardar Poultry Team Lead and Technical Services Manager (Southeast Asia Pacific) announced further investment in technical support with the appointment of Xabier Arbe, Stuart Court and Patrapan Rungcharoen.

Based in Bangkok Thailand, Xabier Arbe in his role of Technical Services Specialist Poultry and Feed Hygiene he will be responsible for supporting Novus customers in Southeast Asia Pacific.
 
After graduating in Veterinary Science from the University of Zaragoza Spain where he specialized in animal production, Xabier worked as a vet for major Spanish fresh egg producers.
 
His relevant commercial experience included supporting contract layer farmers, production manager and being in charge of the nutrition and R&D groups. 
He joined Novus in February 2009 as Technical Services Manager for Spain and Portugal before being promoted to Poultry and Feed Quality Manager for Europe. Xabier relocated to Thailand in October 2011.
 
Well-known Australian feed industry identity, Stuart Court has changed from his position as Regional Sales Manager with Novus Nutrition Limited to his new role of Regional Nutritionist.
 
After graduating in Agricultural Science from the University of Sydney, Stuart worked for more than 10 years as Nutritionist and Technical Manager for Ridley where he was responsible for providing high performance feeds to both food producing and companion animals and also product development.
 
He then worked for a global animal health company, supporting regulatory activities for feed additives and parasiticides. More recently, Stuart worked as an account manager with a leading premix manufacturer formulating vitamin and mineral supplements for poultry and ruminant clients. He joined Novus Australia in July 2009 as Regional Sales Manager.
 
Based in Sydney, Australia, Stuart will provide technical support for Novus customers in Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Indonesia.
 
Novus realises that meeting the growing global demand for animal protein in the future will also require the development of new talent to be future leaders in agriculture.
 
As such, Patrapan Rungcharoen, has joined Novus’s Technical Services and will initially be based in the St Louis global headquarters where she will work with the R&D group to develop her research skills and an international perspective on agriculture, before relocating back to a technical role in Southeast Asia Pacific.
 
Patrapan holds a Master degree in Animal Nutrition from Chulalongkorn University, and has recently completed her Ph.D. in Agricultural Product Development from Kasetsart University under a scholarship program of Thailand Research Fund. 
 
Her commercial experience includes managing quality assurance, and providing technical support to sales staff and customers. She was recently working as a visiting scholar in Poultry Science at North Carolina State University, where she was involved in poultry nutrition R&D projects.

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