National Hog Farmer

Kemin promotes John Springate to president of Kemin Agrifoods

HERENTALS, Belgium – December 21, 2009 – Kemin Industries announces the appointment of John Springate to president of Kemin Agrifoods world wide. In this role, Springate is responsible for overseeing the global agrifoods business of Kemin.

Having served as president of Kemin Europe and Kemin Asia, Springate has significantly contributed to the global growth and overall success of Kemin Industries’ agrifoods business.

“John has been instrumental in achieving exponential growth of Kemin’s agrifoods business in both Europe and Asia,” says Chris Nelson, president and CEO of Kemin Industries. “Through his strategic leadership in this new role, John will continue to grow the Kemin agrifoods business world wide.”

“I look forward to leading Kemin Agrifoods as we evaluate and implement strategies for global animal production,” says Springate. “Through our regional operations we will continue to meet the unique needs of each market and to serve our customers. Our global unit will ensure that regional strategies align with the overall vision of Kemin Agrifoods.”

Having served as business manager, global product manager, commercial manager and senior vice president for companies including Unilever, Biomar and Roche, Springate has many years of experience of management in the global agricultural business.

Springate received his undergraduate degree in applied biology in London and Ph.D in aquaculture from the University of Aston in Birmingham.

Kemin® – Inspired Molecular Solutions™

Founded in 1961, the Kemin group of companies ( provide health and nutritional solutions to the agrifoods, food ingredients, pet food, human health and pharmaceutical industries. Kemin operates in more than 60 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and the United States.

The AgriFoods businesses of Kemin focus on Total Nutrition™ to help customers achieve a highly effective, consistent system of profitable animal production. The essential combination of Kemin products with good nutrition and solid animal husbandry ensures that customers around the globe maintain profitability while enhancing the health and well being of animals.

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