James Flood Named Business Development Manager (U.S.) at Newsham Choice Genetics


National Account Manager James Flood has been named Business Development Manager (U.S.), a newly created position at Newsham Choice Genetics. Newsham is a Groupe Grimaud company and one of the world’s leading pig genetics companies.


Based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Jim has worked in the swine industry for 35 years, joining Newsham in 2007 as part of their acquisition of Monsanto Choice Genetics.  Jim began his career with DeKalb Swine Breeders and also served as Vice President of the Overhills Group, where he led efforts to establish a single- genetics North Carolina pork packing plant.  


In Jim’s new role, he will focus on driving growth with his current customers, while also leading or assisting all domestic teams engaged with major U.S producers and packers.


“Jim is a true professional with a strong passion for the industry. We are excited to have him in this new role,” says Mark Weaver, DVM, CEO of Newsham Choice Genetics.


“These are very dynamic times at Newsham Choice Genetics, as we launch our Disease Tolerance Technology and new industry-leading female genetics.  I am honored that Newsham and Groupe Grimaud management have entrusted me to help accelerate our U.S. business growth,” says Jim Flood.


Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University.


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.