ROCHESTER, Minn., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Babcock Genetics, Inc., a worldwide supplier of swine genetics, today announced personnel changes, including promoting Derek Widman to General Manager of Nucleus Operations and Genetic Technician, and expanding the role of Dr. John Mabry as an Independent Genetic Consultant.
Widman, who has worked for Babcock since 2011, was promoted to General Manager of Nucleus Operations and Genetic Technician. Widman has been instrumental in international sales for the company and will continue that role going forward.
"We are excited to have Derek assume the position of General Manager of Nucleus Operations and Genetic Technician," said Kevin Schleusner, Vice President. "Derek has the experience and expertise required for the job and I am confident in his ability to help the company move forward."
Mabry, has agreed to an expansion in his role as an Independent Genetic Consultant. Dr. Mabry will play a key role in the development of swine breeding and genetic programs that maximize profitability for Babcock customers.
James McPeak, President, said, "Dr. Mabry's industry knowledge has already made him a key resource to Babcock. We view the expansion of his role as a sign of our commitment to being the leading swine genetics company in the industry. It is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Dr. Mabry's caliber to fulfill this role."
About Babcock Genetics, Inc.
Headquartered in Rochester, MN, Babcock Genetics, Inc. is a leading supplier of swine genetics to the commercial industry. By utilizing cutting edge research methods, superior swine genetics, and a closed herd system, Babcock supplies its customers with a genetic base with minimum disease risk, excellent reproductive performance, growth rate, feed efficiency, and pork quality.
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