Auckland - Lallemand Animal Nutrition has announced that it has appointed Alun Faulkner as Country Manager, New Zealand.
Alun will succeed Chris Whalley, the managing director and founder of Lallemand's New Zealand subsidiary, Vitec Nutrition, ahead of Chris Whalley's planned retirement from full time employment later this year. Chris will continue to be closely involved with the Vitec Nutrition business on a part time basis providing nutritional and technical support to a number of key accounts.
Alun joins Lallemand from his current position as National Technical Services Manager for Viterra New Zealand, a role he has held since 2008. Alun holds a Masters in Poultry Science from the University of Natal and previously worked for seven years as a Nutritionist and Technical Manager for the integrated poultry producer Tegel Foods prior to the sale and transfer in 2008 of its ruminant and third party monogastric feed milling business to Viterra.
Commenting on the announcement, Tim Pollock, Lallemand's Regional Director for Australia, New Zealand and the UK, said: "Alun's in depth nutritional expertise and knowledge of the New Zealand ruminant and monogastric markets will be invaluable to our feed industry and stock feed customers as we continue to develop our feed additive and forage product portfolio across New Zealand and the Pacific".