According to Dr. Gunter Schuele, Novartis Animal Health pig and poultry marketing manager, the eight new sales team members bring the backgrounds and experience necessary to help swine producers, veterinarians and nutritionists succeed, and is one element of Novartis’ overall strategy to improve producer profitability.
“Working with veterinarians and nutritionists to develop a swine herd health program is one of the most important steps producers can take to achieve profitability,” Schuele says. “Our newly expanded swine sales team will provide producers, veterinarians and nutritionists with greater access to the herd health tools they need to be successful in the years ahead.”
The new Novartis Animal Health Swine team members include the following:
Novartis also announces that Dr. Dean Dau and Sean O’Hare have been promoted to the positions of swine sales manager and key account sales manager, respectively. In their new roles, Dr. Dau will manage the swine sales team and related sales activities; and O’Hare will lead the key account sales managers and related sales activities. Dr. Dau previously served the Novartis Animal Health swine business as a professional services veterinarian. Prior to his new role, O’Hare led the pig and poultry sales team as the sales manager for the farm animal business.
About Novartis Animal Health
Novartis Animal Health researches, develops and commercializes leading animal treatments that meet the needs of pet owners, farmers and veterinarians. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis Animal Health conducts business in 40 countries and employs about 2,600 people worldwide. For more information, please consult http://www.ah.novartis.com.
Novartis AG provides healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Focused solely on healthcare, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals, preventive vaccines, diagnostic tools and consumer health products. Novartis is the only company with leading positions in these areas. In 2008, the Group’s continuing operations achieved net sales of USD 41.5 billion and net income of USD 8.2 billion. Approximately USD 7.2 billion was invested in R&D activities throughout the Group. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis Group companies employ approximately 98,000 full-time-equivalent associates and operate in more than 140 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.novartis.com.
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For further information, contact Novartis Animal Health US, Inc., Customer Relations Department, 3200 Northline Avenue, Ste. 300, Greensboro, NC 27408; 1-800-843-3386.
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