National Hog Farmer

Heintzelman Joins BIVI Swine Division Sales Team

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (December 22, 2009) – Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., (BIVI) announces the addition of Scott Heintzelman as a sales representative for the company’s swine division.

Heintzelman spent the past 12 years in sales and account management for swine and poultry products with Alltech, Inc. Most recently, he was integrated accounts sales manager for the company, working with swine and poultry production companies on the East Coast.

Heintzelman has more than 23 years experience in livestock health and nutrition industry. He received his bachelor of science degree in animal science from North Carolina State University. He will reside in Lebanon, Va. and is responsible for calling on selected swine accounts in the Southeast.

David Gocken, national sales manager for the swine division, says Heintzelman has a proven track record for exceptional sales and service to swine producers in the Southeast and will be a tremendous asset to the BIVI swine team. “Scott is one of the most experienced swine sales professionals in the region. He’s a proven performer and we look forward to adding him to our sales team.”

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (St. Joseph, Mo.), is a subsidiary of Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation based in Ridgefield, Conn., and a member of the Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies.

The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 138 affiliates in 47 countries and approximately 41,300 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.

In 2008, Boehringer Ingelheim posted net sales of US $17 billion (11.6 billion euro) while spending approximately one-fifth of net sales in its largest business segment, Prescription Medicines, on research and development.

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