Pathogen control specialist Anitox has appointed a new commercial director to spearhead operations in Africa, Middle East and Europe.
John Thornton joins Anitox with 14 years of industry experience covering Southern Africa and Europe. He specialises in managing cross-cultural teams and thoroughly enjoys working with customers to bring them enhanced profitability.
Confirming his appointment, John Thornton says: “Pathogens cost the feed and livestock production sector dearly by reducing feed conversion rates, increasing mortality and potentially risking consumer confidence in poultry and pork products. I’m joining a business that is 100% focussed on reducing the impact of those pathogens and increasing milling efficiency; it’s a great opportunity.
“It’s an exciting time to be joining. I hope that 2015 will see the EU follow EFSA advice and approve the use of formaldehyde as a feed additive. That will ensure that Europe’s animal feed industry continues to have Termin-8 as a critical control point in the battle against Salmonella. If that’s not the case, then the nine years Anitox has invested in the new science behind Finio will have proven to be a critical move for the industry as a whole.”
Before joining the industry John qualified with a Masters Degree in Animal Science and Nutrition from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.