Aviagen has announced the arrival and appointment of Marc Scott as the new operations manager, responsible for the management of team and the production in New Zealand.
Scott has successfully grown his early interest in poultry into a career in production with Aviagen. Prior to his involvement in production, Scott graduated with a Higher National Certificate in Poultry Production from the Scottish Agricultural College in Ayr, Scotland.
His initial start after college involved farm management in the rearing and production of game birds in the UK for two years before he accepted a role as Farm Manager for an Aviagen contract grandparent production company in the UK. He stayed with this company for eight years building his production experience and knowledge of the Ross 308.
Upon joining Aviagen, Scott quickly transitioned to the responsibility of Farm Manager for a number of grandparent and great grandparent farms in the UK. He spent the next two years in this role becoming fully acquainted with internal production and management within the organization. Marc subsequently accepted a position with Aviagen India, the company’s fully owned operation supplying breeding stock into the domestic market.
He moved to India in January 2011 and assumed the responsibilities of Great Grandparent Production Manager for the company. The move to a relatively new, expanding organisation along with the change in climate and culture presented a unique challenge to Marc which he appreciated.
“In the UK production facilities you have a long and established awareness of production, everything about the bird and the production cycle is familiar to you. A move to a location like India provides a new situation and it encourages you to adapt and respond quite differently. I’m appreciative of my time with the team in India and the chance to become involved and look forward to using this and my early experience in my role in New Zealand,” commented Scott.