David Donovan joins Newsham Choice Genetics as National Account Manager


David Donovan, has been hired as a National Account Manager at Newsham Choice Genetics. Newsham is a Groupe Grimaud company and one of the world’s leading pig genetics companies.

David was most recently with Triumph Foods in St. Joseph, Missouri as Director of Quality Assurance. While at Triumph, David operated as liaison between operations and sales, implemented electronic data capture plant-wide, traveled globally with partner relationships, and was involved in the development of the genetic program.

Based out of Newsham’s West Des Moines headquarters, David is assigned to specific accounts in North America.

“David brings a technical strength of capturing full genetic value in an integrated system to Newsham, and this will be valuable to our customers,” says Brent Mitchell, COO of Newsham Choice Genetics.

“I have been very excited about the commercial results of the new frontline products from Newsham, both from a commercial performance perspective as well as a primal perspective. I am looking forward to helping producers capture the value of the Newsham full program,” says Donovan.

David holds a BS in Business Finance from Missouri Western State in 2009 and an MBA from Northwest Missouri State in 2011.  David and his family have relocated to the Des Moines area.


About Newsham Choice Genetics

Newsham Choice Genetics is the industry leader in quantitative and genomic selection to create high-performance maternal and terminal products for the swine industry, as well as a new advancement in Disease Tolerance Technology. Newsham Choice Genetics, headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, is a company of French-based Groupe Grimaud. As the second-largest multi-species genetics company in the world, Groupe Grimaud focuses on advancements in animal genetics and life sciences.