New York (August 23, 2010) - The Pfizer Animal Health U.S. Pork Business Unit welcomes Aubrey L. Schroeder, PhD, to its staff as meat scientist.
In his role with Team Pork, Schroeder will provide technical expertise to the U.S. Pork Business Unit by identifying and communicating quality assurance and safety findings that will guide the value of Pfizer products and services throughout the entire food chain, including packers, processors, retailers and industry key opinion leaders. Additionally, he will meet regularly with key opinion leaders and pork packer leadership to proactively assure successful implementation of products and services in the packing plant and in further processing.
“We are impressed with Dr. Schroeder’s breadth of knowledge in our industry,” says James R. Bradford, DVM, MS, Dipl ABVP, senior marketing manager, Pfizer Animal Health. “He is a technical expert in the production side of the meat business, but he can also translate the opportunity for those in the corporate suite. We welcome his expertise to our growing pork business.”
Schroeder brings more than 21 years of animal health experience to the company. Most recently, Schroeder worked for Elanco, a Division of Eli Lilly and Company. While with Elanco Animal Health, Schroeder was involved in the support of the meat industry as the technical expert liaison with the packing industry, clinical development and technical field support. He also conducted research when registering existing feed additive products, injectables and new product launches of Elanco products in beef, dairy, swine and poultry. Most recently, Schroeder was a principal research scientist and scientific expert.
He is a member of the American Society of Animal Sciences, American Meat Science Association, the Institute of Food Technologists, Sigma Xi, and National Cattleman’s Beef Association. Schroeder has recently served on the industry advisory committee for the California Polytechnic State University Department of Animal Science, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; and the industry advisory board on meat science and food safety at Texas A&M University for the Industry, Department of Animal Science, College Station, Texas.
Schroeder earned a bachelor’s degree in business, and a master’s and doctorate at Michigan State University (MSU) in meat science/growth biology. While at MSU, he competed on the meats, livestock and live animal evaluation judging teams. Additionally, Schroeder was an instructor for meat science and animal husbandry/animal science classes and coached the meat judging and live animal evaluation teams for several years.
Pfizer Animal Health, a business of Pfizer Inc., is a world leader in discovering and developing innovative animal vaccines and prescription medicines, investing an estimated $300 million annually in animal health product research and development. For more information about how Pfizer Animal Health works to ensure a safe, sustainable global food supply from healthy swine and other livestock, visit www.PfizerAH.com.