DURHAM, N.C., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Animal Diagnostics (AAD), a developer of technologies for the rapid diagnosis of farm animal diseases, has added two new employees to lead the company's sales and marketing efforts. Dr. Francis Adriaens is named Vice President of Marketing and International Sales, and Gary Winter is named Vice President of North America Sales.
"Francis and Gary have experience that makes them ideally suited for their roles as AAD moves toward commercial launch of technologies that will allow dairy producers to enhance profitability, milk quality and animal welfare through earlier, more accurate detection of mastitis," said Joy Parr Drach, president and CEO of AAD.
AAD is an innovative R&D company dedicated to bringing highly accurate, rapid animal diagnostic tests to the farm. The company's first on-farm product will focus on improving milk production and quality by earlier, more accurate detection of mastitis, an infection of the milk-producing gland.
Francis Adriaens will lead the marketing function and be responsible for sales outside of North America. He brings a strong background in the animal health and life sciences industries, serving most recently as director of global marketing for Merck Animal Health. He was responsible for a portfolio of ruminant products and oversaw several successful product launches. He also led sales and marketing efforts for Renessen LLC and held a number of sales, marketing and product development roles at Monsanto.
His experience in managing dairy sales teams in global markets will also be critical as AAD expands beyond North America in coming years. Adriaens earned a bachelor's degree in veterinary sciences, a master's in zootechnics, and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Ghent in Belgium.
Gary Winter will focus on building a sale
|SOURCE Advanced Animal Diagnostics (AAD)|
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