Wilbur-Ellis Company’s Feed Division, a marketer and distributor of value-added animal feed ingredients in North America and Asia-Pacific, has appointed Jonathan F Wilson to serve as managing director of its Feed Asia business.
Wilson’s new role will include leading Feed Asia’s geographic expansion efforts, which includes acquisitions, and improving the transparency of the supply chain, with a focus on safety, regulatory, and food security issues.
He has lived and worked in the region for over 20 years, most recently as chief operating officer of Gold Coin Group, a large Asia-based organisation specialising in animal nutrition, genetic development, and commodity trading businesses. While there he oversaw the company’s 29 industrial manufacturing and commercial locations research and development sites throughout Asia-Pacific. He also oversaw the expansion of the business in the region through acquisitions and joint ventures.
Prior to Gold Coin Group, Wilson worked at Imerys Asia-Pacific, a distributor of mineral-based specialty products for industrial applications. At Imerys, he served as vice president and managing director for Asia and was responsible for the strategic direction of each business unit at the company. Wilson also worked with Great Lakes Chemical and National Starch in various regional roles located in Asia-Pacific. Wilson earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Catholic University, Washington DC, and an MBA from Rutgers University Executive Program, Singapore.
Wilson will be based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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